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PATA provides networking resources and advocacy to our members and the theatre community at large.  Our goal is to increase the quality and professionalism of theatre produced in Portland and the surrounding areas.

Upcoming Events

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Milepost 5 8155 NE Oregon St. Portland, OR 97213


    Take your next event from idea to execution. In this workshop we'll dive into the planning cycle of hosting an artistic event and come away with tangible work plans to make it happen. Through flash work sessions, brainstorming, and small group coaching, we'll quickly hone key components like your artistic concept, venue planning, budgeting, fundraising, audience development, marketing, production management, staffing and more.

    **PATA Member Exclusive $10 off Code: 

    Enter: PATA2017 at Checkout (Regular Ticket Price: $30)

    Get your tickets HERE!

    *Refunds will only be given if notified at least 72 hours in advance of workshop start. Please do not print paper tickets for workshop in an effort to reduce consumption*

    MEET YOUR PRESENTER: Jerry Tischleder

    • presenter picis a curator, producer, performer and arts administrator working in Portland, Oregon. Jerry is the founder of Risk/Reward – an interdisciplinary organization that champions artists and audiences who push the boundaries of the performing arts. Under his leadership, Risk/Reward has featured work by over 100 artist groups since 2008. He is the ArtsHub Director at Artists Rep and was a Company Member with Hand2Mouth Theatre from 2006-2016. He has served on curatorial and grant panels for numerous organizations including On the Boards, the National Performance Network, the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the MAP Fund, and the Network of Ensemble Theatres. He is a graduate of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance and was a Leadership U fellow, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group.
    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St, Portland, OR 97205

    Hey PATA Members: 

    Are you a Designer, a theatre maker looking to meet theatre designers, or just want to mingle with other theatre makers?

    Come to the PATA Happy Hour with special guests Monique L'Heureux and Rick Paulsen, regional representatives for United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829 IATSE. Artists Repertory Theatre has also arranged for special $25 discount tickets for the 7:30 performance of CAUGHT that night. 

    To buy tickets: call (503) 241-1278 or go to www.artistsrep.org.

    Promo code: USA



    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 9:30 PM
    • Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre 1907 SE Grand Ave, Portland, OR 97214

    This musical theatre workshop focuses on making your audition the best it can be, top to bottom. From music selection to acting your songs to audition wardrobe choice, you will receive honest and valuable feedback to give you the confidence to nail your next audition. 

    November 2 & 9 7PM-9PM (2 sessions)

    Week One: We concentrate on tips and traps, giving you specific notes to take home. 

    Week Two: Bring your adjustments back into the room for the ultimate audition clean-up.

    At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

    ~Discover how others see them in the audition room

    ~Present the best material at their next audition

    ~Feel confident and professional auditioning

    What to Bring:

    1.) 2 contrasting musical theatre pieces w/ audition cuts.  (General Audition format: 2 minute audition for non-equity members and 3 minutes for equity)

    2.) Headshot & resume

    3.) Bring your repertoire book.

    PATA Board Member Natalie McClure is a semi-recent transplant to Portland after living almost a decade in New York City. Natalie is an actor, singer, writer, and producer who has performed in shows across the U.S. As an ABBA lover, her favorite role was Sophie in the Broadway sit-down Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas. Natalie spent years learning the audition scene in the toughest theater market in the world and is glad to announce that she came out alive. She spent time as a reader for ABC, where she learned from some of the biggest casting directors in the business. Natalie has performed with the Broadway Rose Theatre Company here in Portland and in several cabarets around town. She runs an all-female production company in New York that created an award-winning web series and has since pitched projects to several major networks. Natalie holds a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. 

    Mont Chris Hubbard is an accomplished Portland composer/performer/music director. He is the creator and host of Portland's most endearingly-strange variety show, The Mont Chris Hubbard Bonus Show, and hosts a monthly late night piano bar at Artists Repertory Theatre. He is the co- creator of the PAMTA-nominated musical Carnies, and he co-wrote two short musicals, Work Friends and Save the Date, which were produced in the 2012 and 2013 Fertile Ground Festivals, respectively. (“Catchy tunes,” said The Oregonian about the former.) He received a 2011 Kennedy Center ACTF Meritorious Achievement Award for his original score (songs and underscoring) and musical direction of The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Lewis & Clark College). In addition, he has music directed and accompanied at some of Portland's most prominent theaters – local recognition includes a 2013 Portland Area Musical Theatre Award for his music direction of Little Shop of Horrors (Broadway Rose Theatre Company). He has released five CDs of solo piano improvisations, and his band Scotland Barr & The Slow Drags won the 2012 Portland Music Award for their final album, We Will Be Forgotten. He is a proud member of the American Federation of Musicians, the union of professional musicians, and proud supporter of the labor movement. You can hear all of his music at www.montchrishubbard.com.

    *Refunds will only be given if notified at least 72 hours in advance of workshop start*

    *Attendance on both nights is required*


Auditions were a tremendous success this year. We were able to bring more than 300 auditions to 60+ auditing individuals. 
  • A complete list of which auditors attended on each day can be viewed HERE.
  • Videos of the auditions are available for purchase on our Upcoming Events page.

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