July 14th

10am – 1pm


Master teacher in Verse and Style, Domenique Lozano invites you to get your heightened text on. Make sense of speaking verse by discovering the secrets Shakespeare left behind embedded in the text, hiding in plain view. Get some concrete tools to crack open verse and let your language soar. Bring 12+ lines of verse text you know, and clothes easy to move in.

What to wear: Comfortable clothes you can move in.

What to bring: A minimum of 12-14 lines of verse you have memorized. Could be from a monologue you already know.



Ms. Lozano is a Bay Area based Director, Actress, Translator, and Educator. She has been a Resident Artist with the American Conservatory Theater, (ACT), for 15 years, where she served as a core faculty member in the MFA Program, a director and teacher in the Young Conservatory and Studio ACT Programs, and as the resident director of the main stage production of A Christmas Carol. Ms. Lozano serves on the Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies faculty at UC Berkeley, where she teaches Shakespeare Scene study, Acting Styles and Acting. Translation work includes Schiller’s Don Carlos, which premiered in the 2018 New Strands Festival at ACT, and Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle, which premiered at the American Conservatory Theater in 2010.

Additional Bay Area directing credits include The Drawer Boy, Welcome Home Jenny Sutter and the critically acclaimed Orlando with TheatreFirst; The Countess with Center REPertory Theatre; Two for the Seesaw with Marin Theatre Company; Inspecting Carol and the West Coast premiere of Jane Martin’s Anton in Show Business with San Jose Stage Company; and The Norman Conquests, Holiday, The Real Thing, and She Loves Me with Napa Valley Repertory Theatre, of which she was a founding member and associate artistic director. Additional acting credits include work with the American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Center REPertory Company, San Jose Repertory Theatre, San Jose Stage Company, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Ms. Lozano has taught throughout the Bay Area at such institutions as UC Davis, Saint Mary’s College, Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre, California Shakespeare Theater, Las Positas and Solano Colleges.


8 persons max per class.

All classes will be at Live Oak Theater, Berkeley


Individual session: $90

4 PACK: $280 ($70 per session)

8 PACK: $520 ($65 per session)

16 PACK: $960 ($60 per session)

Inquire and reserve your slots with Laura Espino: laura@theatrefirst.com