August 11th

10am – 1pm


SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist by e-mailing Laura Espino: laura@theatrefirst.com

Work with the casting director of this year’s recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Jeffrey Lo, on a brand new audition monologue with an eye towards the way one reads a new potential audition monologue in a way that will help them craft a dynamic audition. Participants will record a 2 minute intro video, introducing themselves to Jeffrey Lo and sharing their interests, passions and strengths in theatre. From that introduction, he will choose a monologue for you to work on cold in class.

What to wear: Comfortable clothing you can move in. It’s not a given you’ll be doing a lot of moving but we want the option to explore in any way we see fit for the monologue.
What to bring: Your headshot and resume. That’s all. Monologue will be provided.


Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director based in the Bay Area. He is the recipient of the 2014 Leigh Weimers Emerging Arist Award, the 2012 Emerging Artist Laureate by Arts Council Silicon Valley and Theatre Bay Area Director’s TITAN Award. His plays have been produced and workshopped at The BindleStiff Studio, City Lights Theatre Company and Custom Made Theatre Company. His play Writing Fragments Home was a finalist for the Bay Area Playwright’s Conference and a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Playwright’s Conference. Recent directing credits include a Vietgone at Capital Stage, The Santaland Diaries at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Peter and the Starcatcher at Hillbarn Theatre, The Crucible, Yellow Face and Dead Man’s Cell Phone at Los Altos Stage Company, Uncle Vanya at the Pear Theatre (BATCC award for Best Production) Eurydice at Palo Alto Players (TBA Awards finalist for Best Direction) and The Drunken City at Renegade Theatre Experiment. Jeffrey has also worked with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Jose Repertory and is a company member of Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company and SF Playground. He is the Casting Director at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, a graduate of the Multicultural Arts Leadership Institute and a proud alumnus of the UC Irvine Drama Department.

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)

SOLD OUT! Join the waitlist by e-mailing Laura Espino: laura@theatrefirst.com