ABOUT THE STUDIO
Mighty Tripod Acting Studio was founded by David S. Hogan and Angela DiMarco, in 2012. Since opening, they have quickly become a leading resource for all things actor training in the Pacific Northwest region. The founders have an established and long standing relationship with local casting directors, talent agents, and other industry professionals. These connections help the studio grow and adapt to the ever-changing entertainment landscape.
At the studio, actors can learn audition techniques, the business of the business, script analysis, character development, how to become more confident in the work, and more. 5-week courses, one-day workshops, private actor coaching and career consulting are all part of the program at Mighty Tripod Acting Studio.
Our instructors are working actors – on stage and on screen – and you can read their bios at the bottom of this page.
I came back to Seattle after acting conservatory in New York. I had taken Mighty Tripod Camera 2 before I left and while in New York I had an intuitive hit that Angela would be my mentor, teacher and coach when I got back. In Camera 2 I could tell she was a master teacher, all around good person and the coach who could help me to my next stages as an artist. I have taken a lot of acting classes, in Seattle and New York, and unique to Mighty Tripod: Mighty Tripod students get acting gigs. In other words, they work.
In addition to career coaching, she has taken me up to higher levels of my craft than I knew were out there for me. She did this through unrelenting positive attitude and master teaching of the craft of acting.
I am a dedicated professional to my primary career to being a Doctor and I know what professionalism is: passion, dedication, follow-through, accountability. Mighty Tripod is all of those.
My son has been taking classes with David and Angela for about three years. They have helped him become confident as an actor and he loves their positive approach to learning. The team is fun, knowledgeable, professional and two of the nicest people I know. David and Angela truly care about your success and will guide you in your career and help you reach your goals.
When my son has an audition he usually takes a private lesson. David or Angela work with him to fully understand the character and script. He can then go into the audition prepared and confident. They also do video submissions. I always go to them for that because they do a superb job. My son has had many callbacks and bookings because he has great coaches in David and Angela.
Co-Founder, Actor, Coach
Angela was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She started acting on stage when she was 8 years old, and signed with a talent agent soon after that. As a child actor, she loved plays, but also did several commercials, and landed her first feature film, Waiting for the Light (starring Shirley MacLaine and Teri Garr), when she was ten years old. Growing up, she attended Summit K-12, an Alternative School of the Arts, and graduated as valedictorian. After high school, she studied in the BFA program at Otterbein College, then moved to Los Angeles where she competed in IMTA (International Modeling and Talent Association), receiving awards in all the acting categories.
Since moving back to Seattle she has worked steadily as a teaching and performing artist. On stage, Angela has worked at The Seattle Repertory Theatre, Book-It Repertory, Intiman Playhouse, Village Theatre, Seattle Shakespeare Company, and more, garnering several Gregory Award Nominations, rave reviews and recognition. Angela has been signed with Topo Swope Talent for over 20 years, and has booked multiple feature films. Some of her favorites are Switchmas (starring Elliott Gould), Hollywood Kills (with Domenic Keating); and her roles on SyFy’s Z Nation and NBC’s GRIMM. As the Director of the Youth Division at Mighty Tripod Acting Studio, Angela loves to work with youth and teen actors. Having been a child actor herself, she knows the struggles and fears that come with the territory. She shares her own experiences, good and bad, in order to help parents, and to teach young actors in the NW how to succeed.
Recent Highlights Include: Angela’s Directorial Debut, Always, which has screened in CANNES Short Film Corner, SIFF, Hollyshorts Film Festival, and NWFF’s Local Sightings Film Festival. Mighty Tripod Productions has produced over 15 short films, and two feature films: The Parish and Narco Hitman. Angela as Rosie Finkelstein in the feature film, Switchmas, placed in the Top 10 best of SIFF 2012 (Seattle International Film Festival). Switchmas was also the 2012 Winner of IFFF (International Family Film Festival).
David S. Hogan
Co-Founder, Actor, Coach, Photographer
David’s career began in the theatre, and his work has been seen on many Seattle stages, including 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 (Julius Caesar), Leontes (A Winter’s Tale), Caliban (The Tempest), Cassius (Julius Caesar), and King Henry (Henry V). His work in the theatre is celebrated, and he is a three time winner of the Seattle Times Footlight Award for Stellar Acting (2002, 2009, and 2012). He also received the 2012 Gypsy Rose Lee Award for excellence in acting.
David works regularly in front of the camera in commercials, film, television, and corporate videos. His work can been found on the television shows GRIMM, Z-Nation, on Amazon (The Scottish Play), in films: Bad Samaritan, Narco Hitman, commercials: Amazon, Lexus, voice over: Virginia Mason, Amazon, and in corporate videos.
As a director, David recently helmed The Parish, starring Angela DiMarco, Sanae Loutsis, Sara Coates, and Bill Oberst Jr. He has produced numerous films for his own production company, and has acted as producer and casting director for other filmmakers in the region.
He is a graduate of Seattle University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, where he minored in Music and Psychology. David is also a avid dog lover and trainer, who used to walk and train companion dogs as a side hustle. When he’s not working on his own career, or helping others with theirs, you will find him adventuring with Angela and their scruffy terrier, Bruno.
David loves being an actor, but is equally, if not more gratified by the accomplishments of his students and clients. Whether teaching, coaching, reel editing, or photographing, he is committed to the development and success of those he encounters.
PRIVATE ACTOR COACHING
COACHING with ANGELA
Angela is a coach for actors of all ages and experience levels.
Audition Coaching (for stage and camera).
Goal Setting & Career Coaching.
Youth & Teen Training.
COACHING with DAVID
David is a coach for actors of all experience levels, ages 11 and up.
Audition Coaching (for camera).
Goal Setting & Career Coaching.
Los Angeles Market.