Johnathan Patterson ’11 has been given the opportunity to intern as an actor at the Power House Theater, at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., this summer. He’ll be working seven days a week for eight weeks, preparing for the Company’s end-of-the-summer production by, among other things, taking voice and audition classes.
Though Patterson is not yet aware of the role he’ll perform, he his very confident that this opportunity will allow him to network with many experienced and well-trained actors and playwrights.
A psychology major and theater minor, he has been acting for four years. On campus, Patterson has honed his skills through HWS and community performances as well as classes that range from Acting I to Slam Poetry, all of which have contributed to his growth and love for theater.
The Power House Theater is a 25-season collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film. More than 2,000 artists have been involved with Power House since its first season.
Patterson found the internship through NETC New England Theatre online search. All applicants were required to perform two audition monologues, one minute in length each. After a strong performance, he was chosen to join the Power House Theater, where he wishes to improve his acting skills.
At HWS, he is a member of the Sankofa (Black Student Union), Pride, Arts Collective, and the Phoenix Players.