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the actor's persona: honing your craft through self-awareness

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Catapult Acting Studios

1934 Cliff Valley Way NE

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Atlanta, GA 30329

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Knowing your professional persona is a valuable tool that can direct, guide and inform your growth as a creative artist. In this class, participants explore how to discover, shape and authentically present oneself in an optimal way to agents, casting directors, producers, directors and other professionals. Master teachers Richard Warner and Erica Arvold lead creative exercises to discover each participant’s own essence and persona.

The Actor’s Persona is limited to 10 students.

"Thank you so much for a lovely, informative, vigorous class...it kicked off the evolution of my persona as an actor. We now have tools that will travel with us through our careers. Thank you for your frank and generous comments." - Persona class participant

arvold.education focuses on both the philosophical and pragmatic aspects of being a film artist.



DISCLAIMER

Erica Arvold is a member of Casting Society of America, and the following disclaimer is aligned with both the rules and regulations of CSA as well as the core beliefs of arvold.education. This class is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. As such, when this class is over, Erica will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any of your other promotional materials.



Richard Warner is a master acting teacher and coach serving the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast region. Richard collaborates with actors, empowering them to truthfully embody characters. Richard taught acting at the University of Virginia for 30 years where he had the honor of coaching Tina Fey, Ben McKenzie (Gotham, The O.C.), Sean Patrick Thomas (Cruel Intentions, Barbershop), Jason George (Grey’s Anatomy, Mistresses), Sarah Drew (Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood) and Emily Swallow (Supernatural, The Mentalist). He received UVa’s Outstanding Teacher Award in 1991, the Mayo Distinguished Teaching Professorship in 1998 and was selected as an inaugural member of the University Academy of Teaching in 2011. He is a member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA. Working as an actor in New York City, Richard studied with Michael Howard and performed at Manhattan Theatre Club, Chelsea Theatre Center, W.P.A. Theatre and Douglas Fairbanks Theatre. He has acted regionally in over one hundred roles in many prestigious regional theaters. Film credits include: Homer Benson in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, Dr. Ezra Abbott in Ridley Scott’s Killing Lincoln, Chester Bowles in National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy and Vic LeClue in Patriot Son. Richard played the lead opposite Grey’s Anatomy‘s Sarah Drew in the short film, Waking Marshall Walker which screened at over 40 film festivals. He played the lead role of Davey in Farewell Old Stringy and created the role of L.P. Everett in the episode, “The 20% Solution” for Homicide, Life on the Street. As director, Richard has staged Hamlet, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Glass Menagerie, Hedda Gabler, Hay Fever, A Raisin in the Sun, Cloud Nine, Fuddy Meers, The Foreigner, A Man for All Seasons, Misalliance, Suddenly Last Summer, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Laramie Project, Lend Me a Tenor, Lost in Yonkers, Driving Miss Daisy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and True West.



Erica Arvold has been a guest instructor and speaker for over 20 years, sharing insights from a career as a casting director and producer that spans major studio films, television shows and multimedia projects. She has had the honor of collaborating with and serving students and faculty at universities, schools and acting studios across the country, including the University of Virginia, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Regent University, George Mason University, Longwood University, The Robert Mello Studio, Actor’s Arsenal, TRAIN/Cadence Theatre at Virginia Repertory, and The Renaissance School, among others. Her festival appearances as a panelist, moderator and mentor include the Austin Film Festival Screenwriters Conference, Virginia Film Festival, Richmond International Film Festival and the Independent Television Festival. She has been the keynote speaker for organizations outside of the filmmaking industry, such as the Philanthropic Educators Organization (PEO) and the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR). In 2010, Erica founded arvold.education with the goal of raising the bar for all film artists through training and collaboration. arvold.education offers master classes for actors and also sponsors events, panels & discussions on all aspects of the industry. Erica created and taught a six-week class titled The Art of Casting for the University of Virginia for those aspiring to enter the field of casting. She utilizes her training at The Theatre School, DePaul University (formerly The Goodman School of Drama) and, as the daughter of a professor, Erica believes that we are and will always be students of one another and that she continues to grow as an artist herself.



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Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Participants must be 18 years of age and above.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email education@arvold.com with any questions.

What is the refund policy?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event start date.

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Catapult Acting Studios

1934 Cliff Valley Way NE

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Atlanta, GA 30329

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