Part of the MFA program involves performing in mainstage shows at California State University Long Beach. In Fall 2016 I stepped in when director Joanne Gordon lost one of her chorus girls in Stop The World starring Alexandra Billings. In Spring of 2017 I played Maddie Emerson in Good Boys and True directed by the Head of Acting at CSULB, Hugh O’Gorman. This Fall 2017 I participated in WOKE!: A Revolutionary Cabaret, directed by Dr. Joanne Gordon. And in the Spring 2018, I’ll be taking on the role of Sylvia Stein in End Days.
I received a Norris Grant to attend a Teacher Training lab Winter 2017 at HB Studio in New York City under the tutelage of master teachers Carol Rosenfeld and Brian Mulligan.
I am so excited to be pursuing a new adventure to get my Masters degree in Acting. I absolutely love this program, the faculty, my cohort. Every day is a creative opportunity to grow and learn. The two photos below: the acting cohort in our clown/ movement class with Ezra LeBanc, in our voice class with Andrea Caban and guest Catherine Fitzmaurice, and in our Movement class with Alexandra Billings.
Clown class with Ezra LeBanc
Voice Class with Andrea Caban and Catherine Fitzmaurice
Movement with Alexandra Billings
Another beautiful review from Cabaret Scenes: The Cabaret World’s Only Magazine
“With Schock at the piano, Whiteman was totally in her element on several ballads: “Over and Over and Over,” a gentle, torchy song written as a tribute to the love shared by pair of elderly neighbors, and “You Are,” an evocative love song — both of which were supported by hauntingly gorgeous cello accompaniment by Jennifer Richardson…”
Reviewed by Elliot Zwiebach for Cabaret Scenes
Cabaret Review of Pat Whiteman/Harriet Schock
“On Thursday May 19 consummate singer Pat Whiteman presentedAn Evening of Pat Whiteman & Grammy nominated songwriter Harriet Schock at the E Spot Lounge at Vitello’s in Studio City to a sold-out house of arduous music lovers. Although not as well known as the others, Harriet Schock has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon. Her pop songs are that good, for example “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady” which gave Helen Reddy a great big hit back in the 70s. Who better to interpret her incisive emotional messages than virtuoso Pat Whiteman? The evening was a divine songfest of original material with a 6-piece band, including Schock at the piano and electronic keyboard, and two backup singers.”
“Throughout the set fantastic musicians Joe Lamanno was on bass, Brad Blaisdell a standout on harmonica, Jennifer Richardson on cello, Kelly DeSarla on flute, Scott Breadman on percussion, and Schock herself alternating between piano and keyboard and adding vocals on some songs and dueting with Whiteman on others. Andrea Ross-Greene and Barbara Shane provided superb backup vocals.”
I’m having a very creative and exploratory experience with Gary Imhoff’s Musical Master Class. On my second 8 week session, and I’ve ventured into new territory with wonderful guidance and feedback from this extremely intuitive teacher. It is a safe venue to try, to fail, to succeed, to reach, to play. I love it!
December 16-20, 2015 – by Open Fist Theatre Company at the 24th Street Theatre in Los Angeles. I got to experience the magic of performing BOTH for the 6th year.
October 31, 2015 – At the Cicada Club with Kayre Morrison – Vintage Halloween with Big Band
I was honored to be asked by Scott Martin, the writer of Scream Queens, The Musical, to revisit my role of Bianca in the first reading of Scream Queens II, The Musequal.