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PATA's organizational-level memberships (for theatre companies, dance companies, agencies, and independent theatre entities) include auditing of PATA's Unified Shakespeare Auditions and PATA's Citywide General Auditions. Individuals who do not have an organizational-level membership but who are actively casting may pay a guest auditor fee to observe auditions. Please, email the PATA Office Manager (info@portlandtheatre.com) if you would like more information about auditing PATA's auditions.

PATA's Unified Shakespeare Auditions

Dates: Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: CoHo Productions (2257 NW Raleigh Street, Portland, OR 97210)

Eligibility Requirements: 

Individual-level membership (individual performer, student performer, theatre technician) in good standing with either PATA or Theatre Puget Sound at time of registration and at time of audition. 

Unified Shakespeare Auditions are only open to candidates age 18 or older.

Registration: 

Online registration 10 am on Saturday, January 11, 2020, through 5 pm on Friday, January 31, 2020.

  • PATA members, please check the PATA homepage for a link in the Events section when registration opens. 
  • TPS members, please phone or write to the PATA Office Manager (971-803-7712, info@portlandtheatre.com) during the registration period to request your audition appointment. Proof of membership will be due via email when you register.

Audition Format:

Each actor will have 2 minutes total to perform up to 2 classical pieces. Your 2 minutes start after your introductory slate with the first word of your monologue. At least one piece must be in verse, and we recommend that at least one piece be from a Shakespeare play. 

A single chair will be available on the audition stage. We recommend you place the chair where you need it before you slate. If you do not need the chair, and it is in your space, move the chair off to the side before you slate. As a courtesy to the next actor, if you used the chair, please put the chair off to the side after you have finished your presentation.

Each actor must bring enough copies of their headshot and resumé for the auditors - STAPLED back to back. A reminder email sent out 24 to 48 hours before the audition date will confirm the number of auditors. (Please, check your account settings and make sure they allow you to receive all PATA emails.) At this time, we anticipate each candidate will need to bring 10 copies.

Do not bring props, costumes, or instruments. Consider your audition a job interview, so dress accordingly.

Running Late? Need to Cancel?

Your audition time is an appointment. If you will be late or need to cancel, please contact the PATA Office Manager by phone (971-803-7712) or email (info@portlandtheatre.com) as soon as possible.

PATA's Citywide 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 hundreds of talented actors. 

In keeping with efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, PATA's 2020 Citywide General Auditions are postponed until further notice. Please, sign up for PATA's email list to receive our monthly newsletter as well as updates as they become available.

Dates: 

The 2020 PATA General Audition Schedule

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

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

SUNDAY - DARK

Monday TBD 
10am-1pm           Acting only auditions
1:30pm-5:30pm   Acting and/or Singing auditions

6:30pm-9:30 pm  Acting and/or Singing auditions 

Location: Curious Comedy Theater (5225 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97211)

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Individual-level membership (individual performer, student performer, theatre technician) in good standing with either PATA or Theatre Puget Sound at time of registration and at time of audition.
  • Was not a "no-show" at PATA's Generals the previous year (2019).
  • Payment of $15 fee upon registration for binder assembly. 
  • And, one of the following:
  • Attended a free PATA info session within six months before PATA’s Generals (between November 2019 and March 2020).
  • Auditioned at Citywide General Auditions within the past 2 years (2018 and/or 2019).
  • Obtained a special exemption from info session and experience requirements from the PATA Office Manager (info@portlandtheatre.com) before registering. Historically acceptable reasons have included:
    • Residence farther than 50 miles from Portland and Salem.
    • Ongoing emergency or crisis preventing attendance at all info sessions.
    • Membership in good standing in Theatre Puget Sound.
    • Membership in Actors' Equity Association. If you are an AEA member, when you check-in for your audition appointment, please confirm that you are in AEA and present your AEA membership card. 

Registration:

Online registration 10 am on Saturday, March 7, 2020, through 10 am on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

  • PATA members, please check the PATA homepage links in the Events section when registration opens. 
  • TPS members, please phone or write to the PATA Office Manager (971-803-7712, info@portlandtheatre.com) during the registration period to request your audition appointment. Proof of membership will be due via email when you register.

After registering, by 10 am on Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

  • Please, email your binder materials (.jpg formatted headshot and .pdf formatted one-page-resume) with subject line "Binder Materials" to info@portlandtheatre.com. File names should be formatted LastName_FirstName. For example, if your name is Stuart Little, the files you send should be Little_Stuart.jpg and Little_Stuart.pdf.
    • Your binder materials are separate from your online PATA profile. Even if you have a resume and photo at your PATA profile, please email us your resume and headshot again between registration and the binder materials deadline. 
  • Please, update your online PATA profile, and make sure all your information is correct. The PATA Office Manager will pull information from your profile for the auditors' binders.

If your desired appointment times are full, please add your name to the waitlist. 

  • If you are on the waitlist, you must still pay the $15 binder assembly fee and submit materials for the auditors' binders as described above. We include waitlisted candidates’ information in the binder. 
  • The Office Manager will add candidates from the waitlist as audition times become available from cancellations. 
  • If you are on the waitlist and have not been scheduled before auditions begin, we encourage you to show up at auditions and wait for an available time. In the last three years, nearly all waitlisted candidates have been seen.

Audition Format:

Each actor will have 2 minutes total to perform up to 2 contrasting contemporary pieces. Your 2 minutes start after your introductory slate with the first word of your monologue or the first piano note of your song. You may present: 

  • One song with one monologue (recommended) 
  • Two monologues (recommended) 
  • Two songs 
  • One long song 
  • One long monologue

Songs are an available option only during appointment times when PATA has arranged for an accompanist. You may use PATA's accompanist or bring your own, but you may not bring a recording. If you are singing, slate after you give your sheet music to the accompanist. 

A single chair will be available on the audition stage. We recommend you place the chair where you need it before you slate. If you do not need the chair, and it is in your space, move the chair off to the side before you slate. As a courtesy to the next actor, if you used the chair, please put if off to the side after you have finished your presentation.

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

DO NOT bring props, costumes, or instruments.

Consider your audition a job interview, so dress accordingly.

Running Late? Need to Cancel?

Your audition time is an appointment. If you will be late or need to cancel, please contact the PATA Office Manager by phone (971-803-7712) or email (info@portlandtheatre.com) as soon as possible.

 If you fail to cancel your appointment before it begins, i.e., no-show:

  • You will be ineligible to audition at Citywide General Auditions the following year (2021).
  • Your name will be on a no-show list distributed to the auditors.

Theatre Puget Sound's Unified General Auditions

Did you know? Through a reciprocity agreement, an individual performer membership or student performer membership in the Portland Area Theatre Alliance includes eligibility to audition at Theatre Puget Sound's Unified General Auditions (provided other TPS eligibility requirements are also met). TPS' 2020 Generals will be on March 2 through March 5. Check https://tpsonline.org/uga/ for updates.


Dance Wire Citywide Dance Auditions


May 3, 2020, at BodyVox (1201 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA).

Check https://dancewirepdx.org/city-wide-dance-audition/ for updates. 

PDXAuditions.com

pdxauditions.com is a website where people can post and read casting notices

PATA Switchboard

Browse the PATA Switchboard to discover offers and asks from all over the city. In addition to auditions, you'll find rehearsal spaces, local classes, and collaborators. It's free to join, and you do not need a PATA membership to use the Switchboard.


Portland Area Theatre Alliance

3121 SW Moody Avenue

Suite 200

 Portland, OR 97239

info@portlandtheatre.com

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