Patricia Batson

Patricia B.

Chicago, IL
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Lesson Details

Theater Acting

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Greetings! You are passionate about your career, and so am I. As a fellow artist, I understand the joys, frustrations, confusion and pure bliss of performing and doing what you love in front of an audience. My job is to let YOU shine on that stage and in front of a camera.

With over 20 years experience as an instructor, performer and working behind-the-scenes in TV, film, radio and advertising agencies, I have an incredible amount of skill, insight and wisdom to share with you.

My style is warm, personable and nurturing with just the right amount of tough-love coaching to push you to your very best self and bring out your amazing talent!

I specialize working with first-time actors, make nervous beginners and children feel at ease and welcome business professionals who just want to gain more confidence and feel comfortable communicating with the public for their careers.

Please contact me to let me know how I can help inspire and motivate you to achieve your goals and dreams. Cheers!
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Patricia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hello and welcome to my teaching page! I'm thrilled to get to know you, your vision, dreams and goals.

Why am I unique? Because I can offer you many years of experience as an instructor, as a performer, behind-the-scenes professional and I have not only the creative/artistic soul, but I have worked in management, promotions, advertising, TV and radio, so I have a wide range of skills to offer you in addition to acting.

Whether you want to prepare for a big audition, you are getting ready to dazzle in an upcoming school production, you're a business exec that wants to gain more confidence and have outstanding presentations in front of an audience, or you simply are passionate about the performing arts and want to do what you love, you've come to the right place! It's all about YOU. This is your time to shine on that stage...whatever that beautiful stage means to you...and I am here to teach, guide, inspire and be your biggest fan when you get one step closer to your dreams.

Cheers and here's to your success!

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Theatrical Performer
Dec 2014 - Present
Actors Studio

I'm thrilled to be part of this wonderful little company that has given me so many opportunities to learn the world world of acting! It was here that I starred in an original play that I also co-wrote. We had a fabulous cast and it was so much fun :)

Jun 2005 - Present
Avalon Agency Chicago

I've been the co-owner of this special place for many years. We are a full service agency that specializes in the performing arts. My partner, Robert, and I teach acting and guitar lessons, and we're also writers, he directed his first play in April 2017 to rave reviews and we've been teaching as part of this company and several years prior as freelance instructors.

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Fluent / Native Proficiency


Theatrical Performer
May 2017
Chicago Actors Studio

Debuted an original theatrical comedy "Welcome to M&M Electronics" where I wrote and performed in the show

Broadcasting Degree
Dec 1985
Midwestern Broadcasting School/Chicago

This is where it all began - I became a disc jockey working for US99 in Chicago after receiving my training - great times!

Photos & Videos

Me and the lovely actor/friend Angel Trygar

Here I am with Lance Haaland, an actor/friend I worked with on TV shows and films in Hollywood, California!

Me and a couple of my first beginning acting students!

These handsome gents are the director and star of an original play I was working with - got rave reviews!

One of the talented actors I worked with, Oliver James from Wilmette, Illinois

Me and one of my students Ryan A. Donegan

Ollie and me chilling out at Avalon Agency

Avalon Agency

Our beautiful lobby at Avalon Agency


4 Reviews

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Robin & Gracie Sep 13, 2017
Child Acting · In studio

"Miss Patty" teaches my daughter Shakira at a CPS school. I hired her for 5 private lessons cuz my daughter was auditioning for a part. Pat's chill lady, cool around kids and knows her thing. Shakira loves it and they have a bond. I would say it was a very good experience and if the wants to keep doing acting I will send her back her for my privates cuz it's easier than a room filled with others. I like the personal attention

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Neil Sep 13, 2017
Theater Acting · In studio

Great lady, really funny and terrific personality. Her instruction was no nonsense. After chatting a few minutes with her, we got right to work on the basics. I learned so much about how unprepared I was and she really help me gain my courage. I moved from Portland a few years ago and I'm still learning the city and about some of it's artists. I did want to book last minute with Pat but she wants a week out appt. and on one occasion she could not meet up with me for a lesson. Hope to see her again however; really talented woman.

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Kevin Sep 13, 2017
Child Acting · In home

A couple years ago my son was cast as the Grinch in a school production. I found her thru Facebook. She gave him 2 lessons and then spent time with him on the phone. Mark is a great kid but he has autism so it can be a challenge. Patricia had experience working with special needs students and I must say she was impressive. Marky took to her right away, she didn't talk down to him, but was a cool friend as well as a teacher. She brought him out of that shell and gave him a lot of attention, was patient and understanding with him. I was proud when he did his thing at school. Highly recommend her especially good with kids. My only issue was scheduling. For the first lesson I was hoping she could come to us and we lived too far then I did have to wait a week or so to book another time but we did get in a couple lessons in time for his show.

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Diana Sep 13, 2017
Acting · In studio

I met Patty probably 9 or 10 years ago through a mutual friend who belong to the same organization. They wanted me to perform in front of a huge audience and I was terrified!! My friend Donny said I should contact Patricia because he raved how sweet and talented she was and at the time I know she was working as an extra on TV shows and he said she had a lot of experience. Patty was super professional funny and really showed me how to relax and just have a good time. She was even there when I finally got up on that stage and it was a good experience for me. To put up with me most of been a lot but it really helped when she said how she battles her own tremendous stage fright that kind of put me at ease Patricia is really down-to-earth and offers a lot I'm glad that I've known her all these years

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