- INSTRUCTORS: Erik Lingvall + Joe Massingill
- DATES: June 28th-30th
- TIMES: 28th + 29th: 10am – 5pm | 30th: 12:30-4pm
- AGES: 8-17
- INVESTMENT: $449
THE GAUNTLET IS FULL. Please add yourself to the waitlist to be notified about any openings.
WHAT IS THE AUDITION GAUNTLET?
The Audition Gauntlet is a three day intensive focused on challenging the actor in ways he/she hasn’t been challenged before. The first two days will be seven hours of focused script work, dedicated to improving audition prep, script analysis, and character breakdown. On the third day, each actor will rotate between three rooms here at Catapult, executing their scenes back to back to back for a Top Agent (in person), Top Casting Director (in person), and Top LA Pro (via Skype.) Most actors prep their scene, go in the room, and audition once. Actors never execute their scenes three times in a row… Until now.
- 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
DAY 1SCENE PREP
– Select a scene that best showcases your skill set
– Work with two Catapult acting coaches to create a compelling character
DAY 2WORKING SCRIPT
– Practice! Practice! Practice!
– Maximize your tape
– Experiment with the 4th wall
– Continue working with acting coaches
DAY 3MOCK AUDITIONS
– Final scene prep
– Mock auditions with three different industry pros in three of Catapult’s audition rooms
– Q & A session with critical feedback from the industry pros
– See pros listed below
YOUR INDUSTRY PROS
OLUBAJO SONUBICASTING DIRECTOR > OAS CASTING
Olubajo earned a M.F.A in Acting from Southern Methodist University in Dallas TX, and was fortunate to work and train with one of the best Casting Directors in the Southeast. His diverse background in multiple aspects of production, allow him to bring his valued expertise to every project. His past credits include the films FLIGHT and ADDICTED and television projects like HBO’s Quarry, CBS’s Hail Mary, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Cobra Kai, and Dynasty.
JARON MATTHEWSTALENT 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.
PEDRO TAPIAL.A. INDUSTRY PRO > C.E.S.D. TALENT
Pedro Tapia is the Vice President of TV/Film at CESD in Los Angeles. As an agent, he’s helped launch the careers of Grant Gustin (The Flash, CW), Darren Criss (Glee), and more. His clients can be seen on some of the most successful television shows on air and some of the biggest films in theaters on a consistent basis.
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.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS
Backstage.com contributor and winner of the 2015 Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach, 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.
Atkins Estimond was born in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, and discovered his love for acting in theatre. After graduating high school, he transitioned to tv/film and briefly studied at the University of North Georgia as part of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance before acting full time here in Atlanta. Atkins has found great success in his career, and can be seen on shows such as FOX’s The Resident, AMC’s Lodge 49, Hap and Leonard, Love Is and more. He can also be seen in films including SuperFly and An Actor Prepares. Atkins is passionate about improv and sketch comedy, and can be seen in shows at Village Theatre and Dad’s Garage.