• INSTRUCTOR: John D'Aquino
  • DATES: October 13 + 14
  • AGES: 8-16
  • SUNDAY INVESTMENT: 1 Workshop: $195 | 2 Workshops: $340 | Super Day Pack: (3 Workshops + Complimentary Lunch): $510

John D’Aquino Workshop

John D’Aquino brings his 30+ years experience back to Catapult with THREE of his classic youth workshops + ONE NEW MASTERCLASS, each designed to challenge actors in ways he/she hasn’t been challenged before. On Sunday, October 13th, John teaches How to Make Funny, The Magic Rectangle, + Active Discoveries on the 4th Wall. On Monday, October 14th, John will introduce a new masterclassThe Hospital Procedural Drama. Full details below.




How to Make Funny

SUNDAY, October 13TH | 9AM-12PM

This is John’s signature comedy course that he’s taught for Disney Channel where he introduces the concept of creating a math formula … to make people laugh! Students will practice one-liners, three step jokes, list building ideas and 180/misdirections. Learn how to create the set-up, follow with the reinforcement and land the reversal. Students will also learn how substituting simple punctuations can change everything in comedies. Get ready to have your funny bone tickled and acting craft activated while learning the essential components of great comedic performances.

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The Magic Rectangle

SUNDAY, October 13TH | 12:30-3:30PM

De-mystify acting for the camera with John’s simple math for delivering dynamic and indelible on-camera performances. John’s simple camera math technique will immediately improve student’s taped auditions by imposing structure on the imaginary canvas of the fourth wall that exists around the camera. This is a great place to start if you have not previously trained with John. This is one of John’s signature classes that he has taught in Hollywood and across America. Get ready for your taped auditions to dramatically improve!

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Active Discoveries on the 4th Wall

SUNDAY, October 13TH | 4-7PM

Great actors understand how to use the 4th Wall to create indelible performances on film. John likes to say, “The 4th Wall is an actor’s best friend.” Learn to captivate your audience by making specific choices on the 4th Wall while identifying discoveries in the key zones available to the camera. Prepare to explore the 4th Wall, define your choices and let your performance soar!

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MASTERCLASS: The Hospital Procedural Drama

MONDAY, October 14TH | 9:30AM-12:30PM

Students will learn the dynamics of popular hospital dramas and the formula within the dramas. During this course, students will rehearse and shoot the scenes with assigned partners. Post class, scenes will be cut together and sent to the students so they may review their work, grow from it, and know what to expect for their next procedural drama audition or booking.

PREREQUISITE: a minimum of two classes taken with John previously required for students to take this course. Sunday sessions of the same weekend will qualify as classes.

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John D'AQuino

LA Actor + Master Coach

Veteran actor + master teacher John D’Aquino (Cory in the House, Shake it Up, CSI, Hannah Montana, Seinfeld) has starred in six TV series, recurred, +  guest starred on dozens of hit TV shows in his 30 year career. His love for performing is surpassed only by his love for teaching, a love inspired by his mentor, teacher, + friend, Charles Nelson Riley, who instilled in his students a passion for helping actors create dynamic performances by reaching deep into the human spirit.

John teaches classes & private sessions in his studio in Burbank. He offers career consultations to actors who want to create a blueprint for success, using accountability & goal setting as a framework. He holds seminars, workshops and summer camps, and travels the country teaching his proven acting + audition techniques sharing his passion for acting with young students and their parents.


Catapult Acting, LLC has a 24 hour grace period in which clients can cancel their registration and receive a full refund. After 24 hours, a 10% cancellation fee will apply to all registrations. If the client chooses to cancel 15-21 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. If the registration is cancelled within 14 days of the event, 100% of the payment will be forfeited. There are no refunds for missed or dropped classes.