Audition Cat Assembles A Team Of Entertainment Industry Veterans To Develop A Collection Of Career Tools For Professional Actors
Ned Donovan and Tony Aidan Vo, two New York actors with a foot in the tech world, have launched a startup company called Audition Cat (Consolidated Audition Tracker). This upcoming app brings all-new career management tools to the acting community. Ultimately, this app will empower actors to build stronger industry relationships and make more informed decisions pertaining to every future audition.
Audition Cat is made up of four main features:
• Comprehensive Audition Log and integrated One Touch Data Analytics and Feedback • Consolidated, Filterable Calendar of all Publicly Listed Audition Opportunities
• Professional Contact Relationship Management Tool for Network Tracking
• Searchable Database of Educational Opportunities to find the perfect Class and Coach
"We want to provide actors with new tools to take control of their own careers. After years of maintaining handwritten audition logs, network tracking journals, and a syncable audition calendar tool, I decided to develop the tools I always wanted for my own success. Audition Cat will be bringing a whole new level of career management and information to the professional acting community," said Ned Donovan, Co-Founder.
Audition Cat has a growing Board of Advisors made up of leading industry professionals: Andrew Byrne (vocal coach for over 60 Broadway shows), E. Clayton Cornelious (Broadway Actor: AIN'T TOO PROUD, THE LION KING), Matt DeAngelis (Broadway Actor: HAIR, TV: Daredevil), Christine Dwyer (Broadway Actor: WICKED, Ntl. Tour: WAITRESS), Seth Moore (Off Broadway Actor: The Public, NYTW), and Scott Wasserman (Music Team: HAMILTON, OTHER WORLD).
"The Audition Cat is an app that is going to focus, enrich and simplify the actor's life. The features are uniquely designed to fill a gaping hole in the digital life of a performer. I'm very excited to recommend it to everyone I work with," said Byrne.
Audition Cat's website officially launched on February 8th, 2019 and is accepting applications for beta testers.
Ned is an actor, fight director, and producer who has worked in theatre, television, and film. His production company Charging Moose Media has won awards around the world for its musical web series The Hunted: Encore. He has worked for startups in a wide range of industries including entertainment, sports journalism, blockchain technologies, cryptocurrency, and more.
Tony is an actor, musician, and a web designer. As a performer, he has worked Off-Broadway, regionally and on television. His select theater credits include Atlantic Theater Company, Baltimore Center Stage, New York Stage & Film, Ensemble Studio Theater, Naked Angels, and Joe's Pub. His TV credits include "Instinct", "Queen Sugar" and "Alternatino". Tony is a founding member of The Lobbyists, a Drama Desk Nominated folk band/theater collective. Within the group, he is a multi-instrumentalist and a singer-songwriter.
"Today, we rely on technology to enhance many things in our daily lives. Yet for actors, keeping track of auditions and industry relationships is done either on pen and paper, spreadsheets or from memory. There is no easy-to-use system for actors to digitize or analyze their audition/networking opportunities.
The Audition Cat (Consolidated Audition Tracker) will turn your audition log into easy-to-read analytics so that you can have agency over your career. Discover trends and insights about your work with just the touch of a button! Enter each audition with more personalized information than you've ever had before!"