All Ages, On-Camera Actor Training

Film Production, Private Actor Coaching & Career Consulting

Meet the Founders

We founded Mighty Tripod Productions in 2012 because we love creating and teaching. Since our company’s inception, we have produced a dozen short films, one feature, and have provided one-on-one and classroom education to hundreds of actors of all ages and skill levels in the northwest. We are very proud of our work as actor-producers, and even more so of the successes of our students.

Adult Actor Training

We offer 5-week acting for the camera courses, one-day workshops, weekend workshops, casting director workshops, private coaching, career consulting, self-taping services, and more.

Youth Actor Training

We offer youth acting workshops for actors between 8-18 years old, and private coaching for actors of all ages.

Filmmakers

In 2016, we premiered Paralytic, our first feature film as producers. Paralytic is a feature length suspense thriller about a contract killer taking on a ruthless drug cartel. Follow our film and engage with us on Facebook.

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.

“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.”

Tammy S.

Whether you are just getting started in the biz, a savvy veteran who needs a place to practice and stay fresh, or the parent of a child actor, Mighty Tripod can help you achieve your goals and dreams.

  • 5-week courses.
  • One-day workshops for actors of all ages.
  • Audition taping.
  • Private coaching.
  • Career consultations.
  • Phone consults.
  • Online coaching.
  • Talent agency interview prep.
  • Actor headshots.
  • Demo reel editing.
  • and more.

Please check out the FAQ page, and contact us with any further questions.
~ David and Angela

Angela DiMarco

Co-Founder, Actor, Coach
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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
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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.

 

 

Three years ago I walked into Camera 1. Within 15 minutes I knew I was were I need to be to grow as artist. After Camera 2, I started doing private coaching with Angela DiMarco. With Angela’s guidance, I wrote 2 short films and appeared in the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project – That was accomplished in 7 months. I repeated Camera 1 & 2, always learning something new. By continuing my training with Angela and David, I have seen myself grow as actor, writer, and producer.  They have given me the confidence to audition, and the skills to book those roles. Because of Angela mottos, “Don’t Wait Create” and “Don’t Compare and Despair.” I continue to write, produce, and audition for roles. Angela and David have not only improved my craft, but also my life.
Michelle Shadday