May 132013
 

This is a 4-week course that meets Mondays June 3–June 24, 2013

SIGN UP BELOW! (Maximum 12 students each class)

In this course, venerated local actors Claire Bronson and Scott Pythress of Drama Inc. will teach you how to find auditions in the Atlanta area, the best auditioning techniques, how to understand the benefits of auditions for paid and unpaid roles, what to expect in stage or camera auditions, avoid rookie mistakes, recognize shady casting calls (i.e. filter the promising auditions from the ones you should sidestep); and more. Plus, you’ll learn what makes a good (or bad) headshot; how to create an online reel for yourself as an actor, how to put together a good acting resume, and, most important, how to build an acting career by taking advantage of the burgeoning opportunities for actors in the Atlanta area.

This unique class will feature lectures, Q&A sessions and a series of prototypical auditions presented by these two well-known professional actors. Enrollees will receive insights and advice into the audition process, practical how-to’s for working with a reader and an accompanist and the best way to prepare for various kinds of auditions.

In this class, you will learn:

  • Script analysis
  • How to enter (and leave) the audition room
  • How to make the most of your time in the audition room
  • How to weather the critiques (both self and otherwise)
  • Where to find casting calls in the burgeoning film scene in the Atlanta area

Testimonials:

“Catherine and Jason played my parents in the film ‘Restitution’ – I learned so much from being on set with them. They are two of my favorite actors!”
Luke Donaldson, Actor, age 9

“I now have an agent and am auditioning for TV and Film because of Jason and Catherine. They guided me through every step of the process”
Johnny Land, Actor

“Catherine Dyer is one of Atlanta’s finest acting coaches”
Mark Cardiff, Actor

“Jason MacDonald brings so much experience to the classroom. His years of TV, Film, Commercial and Theatre work make him a great teacher”
Marie Watson, Educator

“There is nothing like the Dyer-MacDonald team in Atlanta. They are in their own stratosphere in terms of talent and ability.”
Heather Weston, Director

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Cost $295 for this 4-week course that meets Mondays, June 3–24, 7–9p.m. .

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Instructor Bios:

Since 2009, Claire Bronson has worked on over 75 films, TV shows, commercials, print campaigns, industrials and voice-overs. She’s had projects at the Sundance Film Festival since 2007, including the upcoming film A.C.O.D. with Adam Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. She’s also shared the big screen with Steve Harvey in the runaway hit Think Like a Man. Starting off with a bang last year, she played opposite Lauren Ambrose in the TV mini-series Coma. Some of her favorite recurring television roles have been playing the impassioned Rachel Miller on Lifetime’s beloved Army Wives and the ill- fated mayor’s wife, Janie Kendall, on Alan Ball’s show Banshee for Cinemax. You can also catch her in past episodes of Drop Dead Diva, Necessary Roughness, and Reed Between the Lines . . . and watch for her in the Sundance Channel hit Rectify and ABC’s new pilot The Returned.

Scott Poythress has contributed to both east- and west-coast to stages, independent films, industrials, commercials, video games, television and star-studded studio films like What To Expect When Youʼre Expecting. In 2010, he worked with producers in Victoria, Australia, to voice 7 characters including the lead in the award-winning adventure video game, Jolly Rover. He has appeared on episodes of Revolution, One Tree Hill, Drop Dead Diva, The Game and Necessary Roughness. You can also catch him in the ʼ07 Sundance film festival favorite and Atlanta-lensed independent horror film, The Signal, which received the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award nomination in 2008. Heʼll soon be seen on the big screen again in Atom Egoyanʼs Devilʼs Knot alongside Colin Firth and Stephen Moyer.

The Shocking Real Life Learning Center Location:

We are located in the historic Virginia Highlands artsy community in Atlanta, Georgia at 695 Pylant St., Atlanta, GA, 30306! Click HERE for directions from your location to our space!

We’re located just north of Downtown Atlanta in the Virginia Highlands area. Our Atlanta creative writing students come from Fulton, Dekalb, Cobb, and Gwinnett County. They come from midtown, Marietta, Norcross, Sandy Springs, near the perimeter, outside the perimeter, on Peachtree or north of metro Atlanta. That includes Suwanee, Lithonia, Lawrenceville, Kennesaw, Emory, Douglasville, Decatur, Chamblee, Conyers, Buford, Alpharetta, Saturn, Pluto, and the occasional escapee from the nearest black hole.

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