All Ages Actor Training for Film, TV, and Commercials
Master the Craft, Discover Your Talent, Empower Your Art
Welcome to Mighty Tripod. On this website you can learn about our studio, sign up for classes & coaching, research local talent agents & casting directors, listen to our podcast, set up a self-taping session, connect with David for headshots, find monologues & scenes for auditions and performance clips, contact us, and more. We are so glad that you found us, and we look forward to connecting with you.
Mighty Tripod Acting Studio is located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. Founded in 2012 by Angela DiMarco & David S. Hogan, Mighty Tripod offers on-camera training to actors of all ages and experience levels. They also offer consultation services for students curious about the entertainment industry, providing guidance, direction, and support to actors and their parents who are considering the actor’s path. If you are just getting started in The Industry, coming back to the craft after a break, or need to learn how to translate your talent from the stage to the screen, then Mighty Tripod Acting Studio can assist. To learn more about the founders, and primary instructors, Angela and David, scroll down to the bottom of this page to read their bios.
The bulk of the work for students takes place at the Seattle Studio, but there are also opportunities for virtual learning and connecting via video conference. Students who are not close to Seattle will find the Self-Tape Academy an excellent choice for shaping up the “audition from home” scenario, and one-on-one coaching and consulting via Zoom is also available for purchase. If you have never trained with Mighty Tripod, you should purchase a New Client Consultation, and get on a fast track toward your goals.
Angela & David love their work, and have a passion for helping aspiring actors (and their parents, when applicable) get to their goals safely and efficiently. With over 50 years of combined Industry experience, and currently working in The Biz, Angela DiMarco and David S. Hogan have just what it takes to help you along you along your path.
David also has a headshot photography service, so if you are in need, look up SeattleActorPhotos.com.
We offer a self-taping service at our studio. By appointment only. Please contact David before you place an order, as we’re not always at the studio. Break a leg!
Mighty Tripod Acting Studio also has a YouTube Channel that is filled with tips for actors. Most of the videos cover the technical side of self-taping from your home.
Angela DiMarco, Founder & Coach
Angela DiMarco was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She started acting on stage and screen when she was seven years old. She attended Summit K-12 Alternative School of the Arts. In that time she did several PNW commercials, national commercials, multiple theatre productions and a small role in her first feature film, Waiting for the Light.
Angela continued her education and studied in Otterbein College’s BFA program with a focus on Theatre and Commedia del Arte. She then moved to Los Angeles, to produce, teach and become a full time working actor.
Since then, she returned to Seattle, launched Mighty Tripod Productions and Mighty Tripod Acting Studio with her husband, David S. Hogan (2012).
Together they have produced over two dozen short films, three feature films and two world premiere plays. Since 2012, they have taught thousands of students and helped them on their artistic paths. Angela continues to be a performing and teaching artist.
As a producer, writer and director, she creates strong female led stories which gives women a spotlight in this industry. For those who know her, they call her “Mama DiMarco” and everyone knows her mottos: #BeMighty #SpreadLove & #DontWaitCreate.
David S. Hogan, Founder & Coach
David’s career began in the theatre, and his work has been seen at Book-It Repertory Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, The Seattle Opera, Seattle Repertory Theatre, and more. As a stage actor, he is classically trained, and his resume’ boasts many colossal roles from Shakespeare’s canon: Mark Antony, Leontes, Caliban, Cassius, Puck, and King Henry (Henry V). He is a three time winner of the Seattle Times Footlight Award for Stellar Acting (2002, 2009, and 2012). In 2012 he received the Gypsy Rose Lee Award for excellence in acting.
His on-camera work can been found on the television shows GRIMM, Z-Nation, on Amazon (The Scottish Play), in films: All Those Small Things, The Stairs, Bad Samaritan, Narco Hitman, commercials: Amazon, Lexus, voice over: Virginia Mason, Amazon, and in corporate videos.
As a feature film director, David helmed The Parish, starring Angela DiMarco, Sanae Loutsis, Sara Coates, and Bill Oberst Jr.
He is a graduate of Seattle University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, where he minored in Music and Psychology.
David loves being an actor, but is equally gratified by the accomplishments of his students and clients. Whether teaching, coaching, or photographing, he is committed to the development and success of those he encounters.