Archive for September, 2011


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Dave Pileggi’s Improv Class at CSA

Creative Studios of Atlanta
On-Camera IMPROV Intensive Workshop

Dave Pileggi

for Teens and Adults


Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4
Atlanta, GA 30318

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Sunday October 16, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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In this life changing workshop here are just some of things you’ll learn:
~ Keys to Mastering Improv in the On Camera World
~ On Camera Technique 
~ The Business of The Business 
~ Pursuing the Dream

    …And much, much more…




Each actor will have the chance to be on camera multiple times that day. There will be a extended Q&A session to give the chance for everyone’s questions to be answered.



Dave Pileggi has learned from some of Atlanta and LA’s best acting coaches, casting directors and improvisers. In just over 3 years of acting, Dave has over 60 bookings including Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, Single Ladies, more than 20 commercials and is a professional improviser traveling around the country performing live improv shows with his improv team The Ragamuffins. He is also a highly sought after business consultant and motivational speaker.

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Here’s what industry professionals are saying about
Dave Pileggi…

“So happy to know and represent Dave Pileggi!  A huge encourager with unquestionable integrity, Dave is a fine actor who takes what we do very seriously.”

 – Mystie Buice, Agency Director, Houghton Talent

“Overthe last 3 years as I have coached Dave, I have found that he is very teachable and talented. It is evident by the amount of work he books that he has learned and applied what he has been taught. Dave is a hard worker and a person of character, therefore I recommend him as both an actor and a teacher.”

   Crystal Carson, Acting Coach, Los Angeles California

“I have had the privilege of working with Dave Pileggi on more than one occasion.  Dave is a gifted actor and great team player.  On set, his cheerful personality helps create an atmosphere that is positive and professional.  Dave is a committed actor with a creative flare and a stamina that rivals any of Hollywood’s leading actors.”

– Dwight Brady , Director of Dark Matter Diaries

“As a casting director who has witnessed first hand Dave’s craft in the audition room, I highly endorse this workshop for anyone who wants to have strong commercial auditions and incredible film callback auditions.”

Ken Feinberg, Casting Director, CSA

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Thank you for your giving yourself the gift of freedom in this one of a kind workshop.  We look forward to seeing you at Dave Pileggi’s On Camera IMPROV intensive.




Creative Studios of Atlanta

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TAG is currently filling slots for Qualifying Sessions October 14 & 15.

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great class for young kids!

Acting Class for Four to Six Year Olds

How an actor prepares for an audition is a very personal process.  And when your little actor is still learning how to read, he needs a wee bit more help preparing.  But, when the acting profession is a completely unfamiliar one, you also need help in guiding your child through that process. This two-day class is designed to give parents age appropriate methods that best facilitate the acting process.  A parent/guardian is required to participate in the class with student.

Next Session: Saturday, September 24th & October 1st

yourACT Acting Studios Atlanta

3041 N. Decatur Road

Scottdale, GA 30079

(404) 499-9996

Cost:  $99

Level I: 10:00A – 11:30A

(open to any 4-6YO student)

Covers commercial script breakdown, solo improv, business etiquette & MORE

Level II: 12:30P – 2:00P

(Level I required or agent referral)

Covers film/television script breakdown, group improv, taping-at-home & MORE

Karen Ceesay is an actor, writer, producer, wife & mom who began her career at age ten.  She has coached students’ auditions for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC Family and various other film & television projects.  Her credits include “Army Wives”, Drop Dead Diva, One Tree Hill and she was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show as a result of her performance in a “What Would You Do?” segment on ABC’s Primetime Live.  Karen is a well-known comedic actress in the Atlanta community and was a main stage cast member of Whole World Theatres improvisation troupe.  She has performed sketch & improv comedy for Castlerock Entertainment, Turner South and with Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron.  She currently works on various film, television, internet and voice-over projects nationally and locally.




2011 aicp show in atlanta




“Actor As Casting Director” Workshop
Corrigan & Johnston Casting
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Emails from Past Workshop Attendees
Thanks to you and Paige for a super workshop last night!  Very informative and helpful.
Best regards,
David Sweeney

Thanks so much for making the workshop such a pleasant experience.  We feel we learned many valuable tools which will help us become better actors!  We appreciate the dinner, too.
Many thanks,
Darrell and Sheryll Johnson

Dear Paige and Gigi,
Thanks so much for a great audition workshop this past Wednesday! It was very helpful and informative in many ways. I e-mailed Rusty Wiggs and told him I really loved having a chance to direct a commercial audition and it truly gave me the Big Picture of what you guys go through on a regular basis in casting…what an opportunity to have your perspective! It was also a fun group to work with on the acting side and once again, it helped to see the playbacks…what works and what doesn’t…your constructive advice really helped all of us.
Again, thanks for the time you put into making this class a success!
Elizabeth Grayson

I was thoroughly impressed with the Actor as Casting Director Workshop.  Another actress and I drove 3 1/2 hours to get there and we are both absolutely thrilled that we did!   Your practical hands-on instruction was very beneficial for me as a working actress because I left there feeling better equipped to audition with a much clearer understanding of what casting directors truly want from me.  Your professionalism and friendly demeanor really helped me feel both comfortable and relaxed during the workshop.  You have a wonderful ability to be honest in an encouraging way which helps to motivate me even more to achieve excellence.  I would not hesitate to highly recommend this or any workshop you do to any of my friends in the industry.  Thank you so much for a fun and rewarding learning experience!
Cynthia Pulsifer / Tout Talent
Aug. 31, 2010 Actor as Casting Director Workshop

Paige Johnston – Instructor
Paige Johnston Thomas is currently co-owner and Casting Director at C&J Casting.  She received her Masters in Acting at UNC-Chapel Hill and performed as an actor for many years. She has been teaching auditioning workshops for over 10 years, and has taught hundreds of students the skills she has learned from working behind the camera. She is also a theatre director and currently serves on the board of directors at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre.

“Acting as Casting Director ” Workshop
Wednesday October 12, 2011

C&J Casting Charlotte Office 5:30 PM – 9:30 pm (dinner included) $150.00

Age 16 and up

This commercial audition workshop focuses on the actor learning audition skills and techniques THROUGH THE EYES OF THE CLIENT/DIRECTOR/CASTING DIRECTOR

YOU, the actor,
will take on the roles of Client, Director and Casting Director

YOU, the actor,
will ‘audition’ other actors with sides from various spots

YOU, the actor,
will also take on the role of Actor, auditioning for the other ‘Clients/Directors/Casting Directors

At C&J we have had the privilege of watching thousands of auditions and seeing what audition skills work, and which ones don’t. We also have had the benefit of speaking with the client, the producers, the ad agency, and the director so that we know what they are looking for in terms of a performance.  This workshop shares this information with you, the actor, so that you may audition with a renewed understanding and clarity of what is expected from you.
Contact Us
To sign up:



request a registration form, once you email back the form a spot will be secured for you until the workshop is full.


There are limited spaces.


A 50% cancellation fee will occur if you cancel within 48 hours of the workshop.



village theatre new improv class begins 11/15

Date: Mon. 11/15  7:30-9:30 pm
Course Cost: $100 per month ($200 total)
Limit: 12 students

Class meets for 8 weeks and ends with grad show!

Sign up online or by calling 404.688.8858       

The Village Theatre makes the perfect spot to celebrate your birthday, anniversary or other big event! Plan to bring a large group to any of our regularly scheduled shows and inquire with our box office about group discounts!
Email or call 404.688.8858 for details.


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The Village Theatre
486 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30312

The Village Theatre performs shows Wed at 9:30 pm and Fri and Sat at 8:30 pm.
Wed shows are $5 and weekend shows are $10.
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