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Annual PATA City-Wide General Auditions

For more than 25 years, PATA has produced General Auditions for the Portland theatre community. The PATA Generals bring together actively casting companies from the Portland metro area and hundred of talented actors. Read: Your Guide to the PATA General Auditions

Dates: Friday, Saturday, and Monday, March 29, 30 and April 1, 2019

Location: Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland

Registration: Opens 10 am on Saturday, February 23, 2019. 

In order to be able register and receive the registration link directly in your email inbox, you must become a PATA member no later than February 21, 2019.

All audition binder materials are due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Upcoming Information Sessions:

  • Monday, December 3 from 7 - 9 pm at Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Tigard
  • Monday, January 14 from 7 - 9 pm at Enlightened Theatrics, Salem
  • More Dates Coming Soon - Subscribe to our check in to be notified!

In order to maintain a level of quality and ensure a smooth experience for everyone, we require each participant to attend a PATA Information Session within the last 5 years. 

In February, we will offer an online alternative to the in-person information sessions. The online option is intended ONLY for people who have acting training and audition experience and want to familiarize themselves with the specific PATA guidelines. If you are new to Portland, do not have much audition experience, are a minor, etc., plan to attend one of our in-person sessions where you'll be able to clarify your questions with local experts!

For tips and resources, read Your Guide to the PATA General Auditions.

Audition Requirements - Read Carefully

Each actor will have 2 MINUTES to perform up to 2 contrasting contemporary pieces. Alternatively, you can use your 2 minutes to perform a monologue and a song.

Your 2 minutes start AFTER your slate. If you are singing, you must slate after you give your music to the accompanist.

A single chair will be available on the audition stage.

DO NOT bring any hard copies of your headshot or resumé.

DO NOT bring props, costumes, instruments.

Remember to dress for a job interview!

Your audition time is an appointment - please call or email info@portlandtheatre.com if you cannot attend. 

GA2019 Schedule:

Friday 3/29/19
10am-1pm           Acting only auditions
1:30-5:30pm        Acting and/or Singing auditions


Saturday 3/30/19
10am-1pm            Acting and/or Singing auditions - Minors (17 & under)
1:30-5:30pm         Acting and/or Singing auditions 

SUNDAY - NONE

Monday 4/01/19 
10am-1pm           Acting only auditions
1:30-9pm             Acting and/or Singing auditions


For tips and resources, read Your Guide to the PATA General Auditions.

Browse PATA's upcoming workshops or Local PDX Classes to prepare for your next audition!

Unified Shakespeare Auditions

Dates: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 9 am to 4 pm

Location: Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland

Registration: Opens January 2019 - Subscribe to our check in to be notified!

Information Sessions: NOT REQUIRED


Audition Requirements - Read Carefully

Each actor will have 2 MINUTES to perform up to 2 classical pieces. Your 2 minutes start AFTER your slate. We recommend at least one piece in verse and at least one from a Shakespeare play. 

Each actor must bring 10 hard copies of their headshot and resumé - STAPLED back to back. Do not bring props, costumes, instruments. Remember to dress for a job interview!

Your audition time is an appointment - please call or email info@portlandtheatre.com if you cannot attend.

Auditors: PATA company members can audit for free! Non-members who are actively casting are welcome to join for a fee.

PDX Dance Auditions

Dates: TBA


Equity Auditions

Many PATA members are also members of the Actors Equity Association, or AEA, the labor union responsible for representing live theatrical performance.

In 2018, PATA has the following opportunities for Equity actors:

  1. Attend Unified Shakespeare Auditions during Equity hours - Date TBA
  2. Attend PATA Generals on Equity day - Monday, April 16th. Registration opens in March 2018.

We do require AEA members to join PATA in order to attend auditions, as membership dues are what allow us to provide programs for the theatre community at large, including AEA Auditions.

Joining PATA is a simple process, and guarantees that we can provide you with resources and information whenever we have them available.

RULES FOR EQUITY ACTORS:

  1. You will have 3 minutes total to audition with 1 or 2 monologues, or a song and a monologue.
  2. You MUST present your Equity card when you sign in, or you will be unable to audition.

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Are you interested in being an auditor at Equity Auditions at Unified Shakespeare or General Auditions? Please contact the PATA team at info@portlandtheatre.com



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