Once a year, PATA organizes general auditions for performers in the Portland and surrounding areas.
These auditions are open to all PATA members, allowing them to be seen by more than 60 production companies who audit the auditions over the course of several days. These companies attended our 2016 auditions. Callbacks are at the discretion of each attending production company.
ALL QUALIFYING WORKSHOPS for PATA CITY-WIDE GENERALS have concluded. If you did not take an Informational Workshop (info below) then you are not eligible to participate in the PATA's.
Registration IS NOW CLOSED.
Registration is first come first serve and audition slots do FILL UP FAST! However, if you are unable to secure a spot, please add your name to the Waitlist.
For questions regarding eligibility and registration, please see our Audition FAQs.
For questions about how to prepare your audition, see PATA's 2017 General Auditions Information Sheet.
PATA Company members interested in AUDITING, or non-members interested in the $50 visitor fee to audit should contact email@example.com.
Important General Audition Information
QUALIFYING FOR AUDITIONS
In order to attend PATA Generals, we ask all PATA members who have never attended an ACTING audition at PATA Generals to attend one of our FREE Informational Workshops to ensure you are properly prepared.
If you have not yet done so this year, please e-mail your Headshot and Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE you register for auditions. Please see THIS TEMPLATE, as an example of what our participating theatre companies like to see.
When you register for PATA Generals, each of you will be able to sign up for a single 2-minute audition slot on one of the 3 audition days. Each performer will have the choice to act, or to act and sing in one audition slot. Performers may also choose to sing 2 songs during our Acting/Singing combo slots.
You may fill your 2 minutes* with one of the following:
*Equity members receive 3 minutes
ACTING or COMBO (SINGING & ACTING) AUDITIONS
Members have the choice to perform an acting audition, OR a song and then a monologue OR 2 songs. If you choose a song and a monologue, we strongly suggest you sing first so you are not cut off during your song, should you exceed your time, which will be called at 2 minutes. Equity members have a total of 3 minutes for their audition. These times do not include your introductions.
We strongly recommend presenting two contrasting pieces. A chair will be provided.