• INSTRUCTORS: Arhley Brazoban + Jillian Batherson
  • Industry PROS: Elana Dvorak + Jacob Lawson + Victoria Kress
  • DATES: Nov 12-14
  • AGES: Youth 9-12
  • TIMES: 12TH: 5-8pm | 13TH: 10-5pm | 14TH: 10:30am-1pm + 3-3:30pm (Industry Panel)
  • LOCATION: Catapult Acting Studios
  • INVESTMENT: $349
  • Capacity: 15
  • Prerequisites: None

WHAT IS THE AUDITION GAUNTLET?

AUDITION GAUNTLET is a three-day intensive providing actors with in-depth training and the opportunity to execute a “mock audition” for three different industry pros…back to back to back!

Actors will need to prepare a 1.5-3 page script (please come off book), preferably with only two characters, that best showcases your acting ability. We will include a link to our scene database in the confirmation email.

(NOTE: Even though we are sending you scene options, we highly suggest you find a scene on your own, ideally one from a TV show or movie, not a mock script someone wrote and shared on the internet) It is absolutely fine to select a scene that is longer that you edit to cut to the appropriate length. We also advise scenes without graphic language. The goal should be to find a dynamic, well written scene that really showcases your abilities as an actor!

THIS THREE DAY WORKSHOP WILL COVER

– Memorization Techniques
– What do agents look for?
– What do casting directors look for?
– Keys to “owning the room”
– How to let go!
– Embrace your authenticity
– Create a winning mindset
– Craft a compelling character

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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.

THE BREAKDOWN

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DAY 1

MINDSET AND PERFORMANCE PREP

– Two of Catapult’s top coaches provide valuable insight on how to best prepare your scene and role!

– Following a brief breakdown of the weekend with both actors and their parents in attendance, and warm-ups with the actors, each student will be given the opportunity to put their scene on its feet in front of the instructors. The purpose of this will simply be to make sure each actor’s scene works for them, in terms of character, genre, scene length, etc. If any tweaks are needed, or if the scene does not work for the actor, the instructors will assess and address. Following the scenes, instructors will give overall feedback, notes, and what actors need to work on prior to Day 2.

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DAY 2

SCENE PREP

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

– The overall focus on the second day is IN-DEPTH scene work. It will consist of focused script work, character development, and audition preparation. Each actor will be given ample time to work on, adjust, and strengthen their scenes in front of the camera. The goal being for every actor to feel fully prepared for the Gauntlet on Day 3. Instructors will also answer any specific questions the actors have.

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DAY 3

MOCK AUDITIONS

– Actors execute mock auditions with three different industry pros in three rooms back to back to back!!
– Q & A session with feedback from the industry pros
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– Time for the Gauntlet! Each actor will rotate between three rooms, executing their scenes for two Top ATL Industry Pros in person, and via Zoom with a Top LA Pro. Actors will be given feedback and direction from each of these Pros. Once all students have completed their Gauntlet, there will be a Q&A with all three of the Pros. Parents are encouraged to attend the Q&A.

MEET YOUR Industry PROS

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Elana Dvorak

Talent manager | East West Management

Elana Dvorak, was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She started her career in the industry working for producer Lynda Obst (Interstellar, Sleepless in Seattle, Flashdance), prior to moving into representation a year and half later. After working as a talent manager for 14 years at Howard Entertainment, Elana then moved to Atlanta in 2013, where she was a talent agent at Atlanta Models and Talent, and Houghton Talent, as well as the casting director for ListenUp Audiobooks. Elana recently opened her own management company in Atlanta, East West Management, in partnership with Howard Entertainment out of Los Angeles

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Victoria Kress

Talent Agent | A3 Artists Agency

Victoria Kress is a Senior Agent in the talent division as A3 Artists Agency (formerly known as Abrams Artists).  She has been an agent for over 29 years.  She focuses her representation on children and young adults and maintains her relationships with her clients as they mature.  Her clients are series regulars on shows like YOUNG SHELDON, THIS IS US, Netflix Christmas hit DASH AND LILY, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THE MUSICAL and many others on Amazon, Hulu, Disney, Nickelodeon, Freeform.  Her clients have broken out in films like Jordan Peele’s US, DOCTOR SLEEP, the live action feature THE LION KING.

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Jacob Lawson

Owner & Agent | Privilege Talent Agency

Jacob graduated from the University in 2011 and began working for Privilege Talent Agency shortly after it’s inception in 2013. After working under the original owner for two years, Jacob took over ownership of the company in 2015, at which point Corey began working for the agency. Since then, Privilege has focused on maintaining a boutique sized roster focusing on their actors as individuals; encouraging constant training with the goal of pushing local and regional talent to develop into artists that are ready to compete on a national level.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

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Arhley Brazoban

INSTRUCTOR

Arhley graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and has participated in projects from New York, to Los Angeles, to now here in Atlanta, Georgia. Since arriving in Georgia mid last year, he has appeared in 5 different commercials for brands such as Geico, Popeyes, and Hidden Valley Ranch.

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Jillian Batherson

INSTRUCTOR

Jillian Batherson was raised in New Orleans, LA, graduated from The University of Southern California and was classically trained at The British American Drama Academy. She has studied on-camera technique with some of the top coaches in Los Angeles and across the country. Some of her credits include Disney’s Secrets of Sulphur Springs, FX’s American Horror Story and ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club. As a coach, Jillian endeavors to bring out the confidence, creativity and commitment in every student! 

Register below!

Register below to guarantee your spot!

REGISTER HERE

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.