• INSTRUCTORS: Carole Kaboya + Dexter Masland + Erik Lingvall (Mindset + Performance Discussion)
  • INDUSTRY PROS: Jaron Matthews + Kimberly Wistedt + Jami Rudofsky
  • AGES: Adults 17+
  • DATES: June 12-14
  • TIMES: June 12th: 6–9pm | 13th: 11-5pm | 14th: 12:30-4pm
  • LOCATION: Virtual Via ZOOM
  • INVESTMENT: $299

WHAT IS THE AUDITION GAUNTLET?

AUDITION GAUNTLET is a VIRTUAL three-day intensive providing actors with in-depth training and the opportunity to “audition” for three different industry pros…back to back to back! The first two days will be 3 hours of focused script work, audition prep, and creating characters. On Day 3, each actor will rotate between three Zoom “rooms”, executing their scenes for a Top ATL Agent, Top ATL Producer, and Top LA Pro.

For this workshop, actors will need to prepare a 1.5-2 page script, preferably with only two characters, that best showcases your acting ability. We will include a link to our scene database in the confirmation email. It is important to note that if you select a scene with more than two pages to please make the necessary edits to cut it down to the appropriate length. We also advise scenes with minimal-to-no graphic content and language. The goal should be to find a scene that not only highlights your type and talent, but also excites you to make bold, fun choices!

THIS THREE DAY WORKSHOP WILL COVER
  • Memorization Techniques
  • Conquering the “Cold Read”
  • What do agents look for?
  • What do Casting Directors look for?
  • How to impress industry pros
  • The Signature Slate
  • Keys to “Owning the Room”
  • How to truly “Let Go”
  • Embracing your Authenticity
  • Creating a WINNING Mindset
  • Crafting a compelling character

 

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Adults SESSION | DATES: June 12-14 | Times: June 12th: 6–9pm | 13th: 11-4pm | 14th: 12:30-4pm

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THE BREAKDOWN

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DAY 1

SCENE PREP

– Erik Lingvall leads a Mindset + Performance Discussion to prepare actors to walk into audition rooms with confidence and authenticity!
– Actors work with Catapult acting coaches Carole and Dexter to create compelling characters and dynamic scenes!

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DAY 2

WORKING SCRIPT

– Practice! Practice! Practice!
– Actors continue working with coaches to find bold choices and moments of spontaneity!

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DAY 3

MOCK AUDITIONS

– Final scene prep
– Actors execute mock auditions with three different industry pros in three Zoom “rooms”

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WRAP

Q&A SESSION

– Q & A session with critical feedback from the industry pros

YOUR INDUSTRY PROS

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JARON MATTHEWS

ATL AGENT > J. PERVIS TALENT AGENCY

Jaron Matthews started his career in the entertainment industry by enrolling in an internship program in Los Angeles while earning his degree at the University of Georgia. He initially wished to pursue a career in television news, but soon found out helping talent was his true passion. After working hard and proving himself amongst his peers, he was offered a position at J Pervis Talent Agency.

As he began his work at J Pervis Talent Agency, his thirst for knowledge and his ability to provide top notch customer service allowed him to excel. Through continuous research and dedication to high quality work, Jaron was offered the position as Joy Pervis’ assistant after eight months of working for J Pervis Talent Agency. He continues to study under Joy to better understand how to spot talent and what casting directors look for when booking talent.

Jaron has assisted Joy with different projects such as Stranger Things, Chicago PD, Outsiders, Star, The Quad, Underground, and many more.

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Kimberly Wistedt

CASTING ASSOCIATE > FINCANNON CASTING

While stage managing many of the mainstage productions at the University of Florida, Kimberly became fascinated with the process of an actor attaining a role. She sat in every audition alongside the director – hearing his thoughts and reactions to the talent at hand.  This was the beginning of her journey into casting!  After her junior year of college, Kimberly spent the summer in New York City interning for the renowned Broadway casting director Tara Rubin.  Post graduation, she moved back to New York City to intern for casting powerhouse, Bernard Telsey of Telsey + Company casting.  Later, as the commercial casting apprentice, she ran sessions for such companies as Apple, Macy’s, and Target.  When the city life kept her too far from family and loved ones, Kimberly decided to make the move back to her home town of Atlanta to take part in the television and film industry boom in the Southeast. She’s been with Fincannon & Associates since February of 2013, and is thrilled for what’s to come in this bustling Atlanta market!

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Jami Rudofsky

LA Casting Director

Jami Rudofsky has been casting television, film and theatre in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Casting Credits include the original Gilmore Girls/CW and Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life/NETFLIX, Masters of Sex/SHOWTIME, EMMY nominated Conversations in LA/AMAZON, and Stargate Origins/MGM. Jami has been the Resident Casting Director and Artistic Associate at the award winning Celebration Theatre for 13 years. Jami’s background in casting, teaching, and in acting gives her a great understanding of the plight of the working actor. She approaches her work with actors from a place of deep respect and spirited collaboration.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Carole Kaboya

INSTRUCTOR

Carole Kaboya was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but grew up in metro Atlanta. She studied Theatre Performance and Music Business at the University of Georgia. It was there that her passion for TV and film truly developed. After graduating, Carole worked with Adult Swim on various marketing tours around the country as she continued to work as an actress. Carole’s on-camera work include appearances on Daytime Divas (VH1) and a recurring role on Cobra Kai (YouTube Red). In 2013, she began her journey in the casting world and has since worked as a Casting Associate for various film and TV projects for Netflix, Sony, Warner Brothers, CBS Studios and many more. As an actress, casting associate, writer, and photographer; Carole has been able to benefit from her experience working in front of and behind the camera. One of her greatest joys is being able to share that knowledge with her students. Carole is excited to provide the resources needed to expand their knowledge in this industry and hopes they can carry what they learn into other aspects of their lives.

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Dexter Masland

INSTRUCTOR

Dexter grew up doing school musicals, acting camps and films with his friends in his backyard. He continued acting throughout high school and college at The University of Southern California, where he received a B.A in Dramatic Arts and minored in The Critical Study of Film and Television. He continued his training at the renowned British American Drama Academy (BADA) in London. After completing that program, he returned to Los Angeles and began working as a professional actor and model. During his 9 years in Los Angeles, he trained under the famous UCB Improv School, and studied under Hollywood’s top acting coaches. His first television appearance was on the hit Disney Channel show Dog With A Blog. He then went on to appear on the CW’s Golden Globe Award-Winning show Jane the Virgin. His most recent film, Double Belgian, won Best Narrative Feature at the Dumbo Film Festival in NY and was an Official Selection at the Manhattan Film Festival. Most importantly, his love of acting is contagious, and he is committed to helping other’s reach their greatest potential.

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ERIK LINGVALL

INSTRUCTOR

Backstage.com contributor and winner of the Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach in Backstage Magazine, Erik Lingvall brings with him over 15 years of experience guiding and training talent, throughout the country. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors in the Southeast. Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife Jennifer and baby girl Venice. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding his them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end. Erik’s motto: “Professional training, designed to create better people.”   Below are a few of the projects Erik’s clients can be seen in projects like: The Walking Dead, Manhunt: Unabomber, Modern Family, Disney’s Bunk’d, Dog with a Blog & Kickin’ It, FOX’s The Gifted, Nashville, The Hate U Give,Maze Runner, Noah, Daddy’s Home, The Big Short, Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many more.

Register below!

Register below to guarantee your spot!

Adults SESSION | DATES: June 12-14 | Times: June 12th: 6–9pm | 13th: 11-4pm | 14th: 12:30-4pm

this session is full. please join the waitlist below

JOIN THE WAITLIST

DISCLAIMER: DEAR ACTOR, Please note that this class, as with all of our others, is specifically designed to educate and train, NOT to get you representation or guaranteed employment.

NOTE: Guest Industry Pros are subject to change due to nature of the business. If/when industry pros change, each event will be updated as soon as possible.