Study Acting This Summer in Vermont with Legendary Coach Robert Patterson

Come sharpen your craft in beautiful Brandon, VT at the historic Compass Music and Arts Center in beautiful Brandon, VT.  This one-week intensive Acting Workshop will introduce you to this complete acting process taught exclusively at The Patterson Studio in New York City.


JULY 30th – AUGUST 3rd, 2018

Mon-Fri from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Limited to 10 students

Course fee $275

Transportation & accommodations are student’s responsibility.

Phone interview required. Contact us for more information.

646-400-5556, email: or on our contact page.


This week long workshop will explore the acting process in two parts. The morning session will review basic techniques; training the student to act as a truthful abandoned acting instrument as well as exercises to develop concentration through the foundation of the craft. Afternoon sessions will work on applying some of the basics to interpretation and character work by working on a monologue over the course of the week. Students will have several opportunities to work in the class.

  • Focus on basic technique
  • Interpretation and characterization
  • Focus and concentration exercises
  • Monologue work



  • Students must have prior experience: high school, college, or community theater;  or professional training or experience
  • Application is required for registration.  Please send an e-mail inquiry to with brief statement on experience and attach a head shot or photo.
  • A phone interview will be set up prior to registraion
  • Registration deadline is July 27th, 2018 or when class limit of 10 is reached.


The Compass Music and Arts Center is located at Park Village, 333 Jones Drive, Brandon, VT 05733. CMAC seeks to inspire through engagement with exhibits, performances, programs, and workshops that celebrate music and the creative arts.

 Easily accessible from New York and approximately 1 hr from Burlington, VT.

Transportation & accommodations are student’s responsibility.



Please see our convenient list of nearby lodging. Hotel & travel are the responsibility of the registrant.

      Brandon Motor Lodge, 2095 Franklin St. Brandon, VT (802) 247-9594

      Brandon Inn, 20 Park St., Brandon, VT (802) 247-5766

      The Inn on Park Street, 69 Park St., Brandon, VT  (802) 247-3843

      The Lilac Inn, 53 Park St. #73, Brandon, VT  (802) 247-5463

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Start Your Acting Study with The Patterson Studio

  • Rigorous Course of Study
  • Foundational Technique
  • Reinforcement of Study Thru Homework
  • Free Professional Acting Seminar on Selected Tuesdays
  • Workshops Designed for Serious Actors
  • Full 28 Month Actors Studio by Interview

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– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe