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.
Click HERE to download the Informational Session details
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.
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
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!