Emily Pate is a really good friend of Eryn’s and has the same goal as all of us… Going for Broadway! With this dream in mind, she has performed in regional and community theaters for the past 8 years starring in productions including Tarzan, All Shook Up, Jesus Christ Superstar, Little Mermaid and The Wizard of Oz. Emily also just graduated from the prestigious Fine Arts Center Voice Program in the Upstate South Carolina with honors and is currently at Jacksonville University this fall 2015 where she will be working toward her BFA in Musical Theatre.
This episode of Going for Broadway is centered a lot on choosing the right colleges and training for you. She goest into what you should consider when choosing the right program and even a few of the audition processes for college. Do your research and know what you want! You have to be able to know who you are working with also, for they will follow you throughout all of your training and if you can’t stand the teacher then you’ve got yourself a bit of a problem.
Emily and Eryn also talk about a bit of her film and directing work, as well as her experience in training programs such as iTheatrics. She also wishes to go about attending the Disney College Program and goes into what she expects for that.
“Make sure you start looking into colleges early,” she says. Then, do research and set your audition in early. Get as much experience in every aspect of theatre as you can before you go out there in the big world!
In This Episode:
1:50- What is your main career goal and how do you wish to go about that?
2:34- When did you decide that you wanted to be an actor?
3:07- Besides Jacksonville where you will be attending, what other schools did you go for? Which ones were the schools that had you torn in the end?
5:39- What was the audition process like for Jacksonville?
7:25- What will your classes and training be like?
9:00- What are some components that go into where you should study at?
11:07- Did doing community theatres and completing the voice program at the Fine Arts Center help prepare you for college?
13:10- Could you tell us about the iTheatrics program?
17:23- Emily talks about her experience about working on the short film Shelter from the Storm.
20:31- Can you tell us a bit about your directing experience?
23:39- What’s the Disney College Program all about?
28:01- Is there any advice you would like to give to young actors in finding ways to learn and reaching their goals?
30:04- Do you have any thoughts to share for the parents?