In recent research, 80% of professional actors and over half of professional musicians report performance anxiety to be a challenge in their careers, yet our learned methods to cope with it are limited. If this is something you struggle with you are not alone.
This class will go beyond the typical advice of “practicing more” and “taking a deep breath” and dive into strategies drawn from cognitive psychology and mindfulness-acceptance based approaches. All levels and all experiences are welcome whether you suffer from extreme performance anxiety or just the occasional jitters.
By learning effective strategies to release yourself from the grips of performance anxiety you can perform better, feel better, and lean into the joy of your craft.
Date & Time: Tuesday, September 12th, 6:30-8:30pm
Location: Twilight Theater Company
About the instructor:
Julia Thornton, M.S. (she/her), is a performance psychology consultant and mental performance coach based in Portland. Julia holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Edinburgh in Performance Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon in Anthropology and Music. Her current roster of clients includes actors, musicians, athletes, public speakers, sports teams, and arts organizations. Previously based in Seattle, Julia has extensive experience as a creative leader, music director, and conductor for musical theatre and has worked all over the country, including serving as the Resident Music Consultant for Seattle Repertory Theatre.
Class size is unlimited, with a minimum enrollment of 5. Students will be notified at least 24 hours in advance if class is cancelled due to low enrollment.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 7 days prior to the start of class will receive a full refund. After that period, full or partial refunds will be at the discretion of PATA. For cancellation requests, please email email@example.com. If you are experiencing any COVID symptoms, or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID, please do not come to class. We will work with you to provide a refund or class credit if needed.
Please note: in order to qualify for the member discount, you must have a paid, Individual or Company level membership. Up to 3 people per company may attend at the discounted rates, and all must be actively working for the organization which holds the membership.