Open Accordion

*This is a donation-based workshop with a suggested donation of $15 and 100% of the donations will go to the artist hosting the workshop*

Optional: Please prepare one 2 minute monologue to present in class

In this 2.5 hour workshop we will discuss the in’s and out’s of the theatre industry in Chicago and everything you’ll need to navigate auditions, monologue and song selections, agency and casting submissions, resumes and headshots. Please come prepared with your questions!

This class is open to those completely new to audition, as well as those who want to brush up on audition material.

The first half of the workshop we will devote to conversation about the world of theatre auditions, saving time to answer any and all questions, and the second half will be devoted to getting on our feet and conducting mock auditions with prepared monologues from students. 

Attendance Policy

Closed Accordion

In order to get the most out of your work with us, our students should make showing up to every class on time a priority.

We understand that things do come up so if you know you’re going to miss a class, please give your instructor as advance notice as possible. This will help them get you caught up and not throw off the rest of the group. Scheduling a make-up class is possible but not guaranteed.

Students enrolled in our Meisner Acting Program can only advance to the next level if they’ve attended at least 6 of their 8 sessions. If a student misses more than 2 sessions, they will need to retake the level in order to advance in the program.

Cancellation Policy

Closed Accordion

Student Cancellation

If a student is withdrawing from a workshop more than 7 days prior to the day of the workshop, the tuition will be kept on file for a future class or workshop for a calendar year.

If a student withdraws from a workshop less than 7 days prior to the day of the workshop, the tuition is non-refundable or transferable.

We appreciate you respecting this policy for the best experience for our instructors and students!

Please reach out at 773-217-9565 if you have any questions.

Studio Cancellation

Occasionally we’ll have to cancel a workshop due to low enrollment. We’re sorry if that happens to you! If we have to cancel a workshop you’ve signed up for, we will give you at least 48 hours notice and promptly start your refund process.

In the event that class is canceled due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns), a make-up will be scheduled as soon as it’s safe for our students and instructors to be together safely at the studio.

In some cases classes may transfer to an online platform. If a student is unable to attend the rescheduled class due to circumstances beyond our control (including but not limited to extreme weather and pandemic related shutdowns) that student will receive credit on their account for the value of missed classes.


About the Teacher

Tatiana Pavela is a Chicago-based actress & theatre artist who gravitates towards experimental theatre, devised work and heightened language. As a private coach, she specializes in getting actors ready for undergraduate and graduate theatre programs.

​As a teaching artist, she has worked with students of all ages to guide actors to work through fear, take up space and do the ridiculous. She has worked extensively as a teaching artist with Macha Theatre Works and The Studio Seattle (Seattle, WA). With The Studio, Tatiana was responsible for developing the Foundations Series for adults.

Recent Chicago credits include Hurricane Diane at Theater Wit (U/S Pam & Carol) and Maria in Midsommer Flight’s Twelfth Night. During her time in New York, she has performed at the New Ohio, Chashama, Dixon Place, La Mama ETC, HERE Arts Center, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, CATCH Performance Series, PS 122 and at Juilliard (to name some favorites). She has been a performer and collaborator with companies such as Drama of Works, Sightline Theatre Company, Obie award winning Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf and was a puppeteer for the Mabou Mines/Basil Twist production of Red Beads. While in Seattle, she has performed with Cafe Nordo, The Horse In Motion, Off-Road Shakespeare, Outsiders Inn, Annex Theatre and 14/48. Her own work has been shared at On The Boards’ Open Studio, Velocity Sh*T Gold and Love City Love. Outside of New York and Seattle, Tatiana has worked in Edinburgh, Minneapolis, Louisville, Providence, Finland, Indonesia and Serbia.

Her original works include Brandi Alexander,El Diablo and Buttercream & Scotch (co-written with Paige Collette). She is a recipient of a 2017 Artist Trust Award for Brandi Alexander. Brandi Alexander was part of the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was a Week 1 Critic’s Pick from The List.

​MFA from University of Washington PATP; BFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Repped by DDO Artists Agency;

Class Details

7-9:30 PM
  • December 1, 2023
4001 N Ravenswood Ave Unit 303-B Chicago, IL
Class Size
12 Max
This is an adult acting class ages 18+