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PATA GENERALS

Annual general auditions for actors and singers. Learn more!

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Free Informational Workshops, Affordable Audition Prep Workshops and a slew of Local Workshops for you!

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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

    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Portland Center Stage - 128 NW 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
    • 109
    Register


    In order to register for PATA Generals, attending an Informational Session is REQUIRED for anyone who hasn't auditioned at PATA Generals in the past 10 years. We have made a number of changes recently and want to ensure you are properly prepared to bring the best audition you can.


    Informational Sessions will cover the following:
    • What PATA does
    • What PATA Generals can do for you 
    • What to expect when you audition
    • How to prepare your audition piece
    • Hints and tips for a successful audition
    In addition, several auditors and theatre professionals will be available as a panel to address questions about monologues or song choice, headshots & resumes, and anything else that may come up.

    And although attending ONE of these session is REQUIRED for some, everyone is welcome!

    Click HERE to download the Informational Session details

    • 28 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Broadway Rose New Stage 12850 SW Grant Ave. Tigard, OR 97223
    Register

    Musical Theatre Audition Class 

    with Dan Murphy, Managing Director, The Broadway Rose

     & Darcy White, Pianist & Music Director


    The class will offer an invaluable grounding in vital skills required for auditions and ongoing training. Participants will receive coaching to polish two songs (classical and contemporary) and one monologue, as well as tips and techniques to remain relaxed and confident in audition situations.


    The workshop will cover general audition presentation, delivery, attitude and focus, and the class will end with a mock audition session to practice the skills learned during the class.


    Please come prepared with:

     1. Your book of songs

    2. Two pictures and resumes

    3. One monologue

    4. Dress in the attire you deem most appropriate.


    Experience in acting, while not necessary, would be beneficial.

    *Refunds will be given with 72-hour notice.



    DAN MURPHY is the founding Managing Director of The Broadway Rose Theatre Company along with his wife, Producing Artistic Director Sharon Maroney . They have been producing live theatre in Tigard since 1992.  He has directed and/or choreographed and occasionally appeared in over 60 productions throughout the company’s history.  He is a four-time Drammy award winner for directing, choreographing, and acting.  Some of the local companies he has worked with are Pixie Dust Productions, Lakewood Theatre, Oregon Children’s Theatre, and Stumptown Stages.  Some other companies he has worked with but have since closed (through no fault of his) include Magdelyn Theatre Co., The Musical Theatre Co. and Portland Rep. Not only is his work known throughout the greater Portland area but it has taken him to Birmingham, AL, Sanford, NC, Fort Collins, CO, and Lancaster, PA, as well as the riverboats along the Willamette, Columbia, and Mississippi Rivers.


    DARCY WHITE is a force of nature with a fierce love for Portland and  great music. She is the founder and artistic director of the popular monthly cabaret series, Cabaret White.  Darcy is also an award-winning pianist and music director.  She has worked for many theater companies in and around Portland, OR, including Broadway Rose, Lakewood Theatre Company, Live on Stage, Oregon Children's Theatre, and Triangle Productions.  

    • 19 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Broadway Rose Theatre - 12850 SW Grant Ave, Tigard, OR 97223
    • 121
    Register


    In order to register for PATA Generals, attending an Informational Session is REQUIRED for anyone who hasn't auditioned at PATA Generals in the past 10 years. We have made a number of changes recently and want to ensure you are properly prepared to bring the best audition you can.


    Informational Sessions will cover the following:
    • What PATA does
    • What PATA Generals can do for you 
    • What to expect when you audition
    • How to prepare your audition piece
    • Hints and tips for a successful audition
    In addition, several auditors and theatre professionals will be available as a panel to address questions about monologues or song choice, headshots & resumes, and anything else that may come up.

    And although attending ONE of these session is REQUIRED for some, everyone is welcome!

    Click HERE to download the Informational Session details


    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St. Portland, OR. 97205
    Register

    Monologue Audition Prep 201: Embracing the Monologue 

    Take your audition prep to the next level before general audition season by joining Michael Mendelson for an in-depth coaching session. Break down any fear or uncertainty surrounding monologues in this focused workshop, designed to give you personal attention on your preparation.



    PATA is pleased to offer intermediate/advanced monologue and soliloquy coaching by a leading Portland teacher, director and actor. Read more about Michael Mendelson’s extensive biography here.


    All participants should take one prepared piece to work on and two more to discuss. You will have an opportunity to present one monologue/soliloquy twice. The workshop will cover:

    • Selecting your material: the how and the why

    • Given circumstances

    • The imaginary scene partner

    • The moment before: how to launch your piece and keep it active and alive


    Learn to prepare your piece with one of Portland’s finest coaches. Feel confident about choosing material and presenting your performance so you succeed in your next audition.


    There are just eight (8) spaces available sign up here today!


2017 PATA GENERALS

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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