Take action & Rock Your Career! AWP is bringing you some one of a kind workshops and special events. Agents, Casting Directors, Television Directors & Celebrities will pump you up with the insider’s info AND the skills you need to launch your career.  If you want to be on TV, in the movies or on a Broadway Stage…..they can tell you how it’s done!  These workshops can CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!


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AWP is excited to announce our Master Series Workshops featuring John DiDonna

& Bill Warriner of Phantasmagoria


The fundamentals of improv for dramatic purposes, Ethics Boxes / Story Boxes / Building and LIVING a true narrative.  Hones artistic sense, living in the given circumstances, and builds improv muscles that differ from the comedy or performance based improv skills.  Introduction to Scenario Based Training
INSTRUCTOR John DiDonna is a long time actor/director and teacher. He taught for Atlanta Workshop Players for years, and is currently the Program Chair of Theater for Valencia College in Orlando Florida, as well as being creative head for the Victorian Horror Troupe “Phantasmagoria” playing at 7Stages in Little Five Points.


 Dramatic Combat for teen/adults AND  “Wedgies, noogies and slapstick”, Oh My! Physical comedy for kids. Building awareness and safety rules in a very silly environment. 
Basic fundamentals of combat and safety, taught with a colorful and humorous flair for the younger crowd.
INSTRUCTOR Bill Warriner is a fight director with 26 years of experience, working out of Central Florida. He’s Phantasmagoria’s resident fight director and adjunct professor of Theater at Valencia College.


Wendy Faraone


Wendy Faraone is a dynamic and influential on-and-off-set acting coach. A former child actor, Wendy later discovered her passion for directing, teaching, and coaching. She earned a theatre degree in directing and channeled those skills towards musicals and straight theatre. Wendy returned to her childhood roots when she joined Disney Channel and Disney XD as an on-set coach, where she worked with actors on Best Friends Whenever, I Didn’t Do It, A.N.T. Farm, Wizards of Waverly Place, Sonny With A Chance, I’m in the Band, Hannah Montana, as well as various Nickelodeon and Disney Channel pilots. She started DIRECTING for Disney Television on Season 3 of “Liv and Maddie”!
In addition to her coaching, Wendy teaches ongoing & comedy workshops in Orange County, Miami, New York City, Branson, Dallas, Houston, Wichita, Seattle, with Talent House Academy in Los Angeles, London and with The Atlanta Workshop Players. Her workshops sell out rapidly because students receive an inviting and energetic environment and the tools necessary to be successful, working actors in the entertainment industry.  When Wendy is not on set or teaching, she Skype coaches actors from Maui to Florida and works with actors at her home base in Long Beach, CA. Wendy is the go-to acting coach called upon by many casting directors, agents, and managers in the multi-camera comedy industry. Recently, Wendy’s clients booked leads and recurring roles on Dog with a Blog, Liv and Maddie, Henry Danger, A.N.T. Farm, Haunted Hathaways and leads in Disney, Nickelodeon and network pilots for ABC. Wendy’s goal is to equip actors with the skills, confidence and dedication required to show up on set and be ready to work. Her enthusiasm for and focused energy on the craft, prepare her students for promising and enduring careers.
Find Wendy Faraone at www.wendyfaraone.com or on IMDB



“Wendy ROCKS! After working with her, I am 100% confident and prepared to rock the audition. She’s the BEST! “ ~Kayla Maisonet, Lindsay on Dog with a Blog, Lily on a Haunted Hathaways
“Wendy helps me prepare for every scene on “Sonny.” Whether it’s pacing, accents, or emotion….She’s the best!”
Allisyn Ashley Arm, Zora on Sonny with a Chance



INSTRUCTOR EMAIL SIG-AATom Thon: Tom has had a rich and varied career as a professional actor. He played Doc Kensington in ‘Quarantine’, worked with jack Nicholson in ‘Prizi’s Honor’, worked with Meryl Streep in ‘The Manchurian Candidate’, and worked with Robert Duvall and Bill Murray in ‘Get Low’. In addition to acting for film and television, Tom has had numerous stage roles including having multiple parts in Terence McNally’s ‘Some Men’ at the Actor’s Express. He has worked at the Alliance Theater, Horizon Theater, and Theater in the Square.






Ken Feinberg: For almost ten years, Feinberg has been casting, producing, and training actors in Atlanta. In 2013, he was honored by the Georgia Industry and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award for his contribution to the film industry in Georgia. He has directed over 100 films, including the brand new “Santa’s Bootcamp” which is screening Sunday, August 3rd at the Gwinnett International Film Festival at 5pm. Feinberg is known for memorable characters on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek Enterprises, Charmed, Alias, and the District.




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Nichole Hamilton: After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Montevallo near Birmingham, AL, Nichole moved to Atlanta for four years – learning the art of improv and mastering her craft in fine arts. She then made a great escape and headed west for fortune and fame. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area Nichole honed her craft as an actor, director, manager, teacher, the occasional electrics overhire, and toured the western states with the California Theatre Center. After freelancing in California for over seven years (see resume), the south called her back. She received her MFA in Acting from the University of Florida in May, 2011. Go Gators.




  • acting workshop atlanta mary lou belliMary Lou Belli is an Emmy Award Winning Television Director and has directed over 100 episodes of television shows includingTHE GAME, REED BETWEEN THE LINES, SECOND GENERATION WAYANS, HART OF DIXIE, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, GIRLFRIENDS, SISTER SISTER, THE HUGHLEYS….. Mary Lou is the author of “The Sitcom Career Book” and is a master of the art of comedy! Her workshops are fast paced, informative and filled with hilarity delivered by you!





  • acting classes atlanta workshop bonnie gillespieBonnie Gillespie is an Author, Producer and LA Casting Director. Her books are found worldwide as the main text featured in University Theatre Programs. Bonnie specializes in casting SAG indie feature films and is Co-Founder and Co-Host of the successful show “Hollywood Happy Hour”. Bonnie has TWICE been named as a Top Film Casting Director in Back Stage West’s “Best of Los Angeles Issue” and has been interviewed by BBC, E! and Ireland’s “Gerry Kelly Goes To Hollywood”.