July 28th

10am – 1pm



Join actor and director Margo Hall for an evening of character work that dismantles stereotypes and digs deep into three-dimensional transformation.

What to wear: Comfortable clothing. Must be able to sit on the floor.
For the character work, bring shoes if they are necessary for your transformation. (High heels, boots, etc.)

What to bring: A monologue with a character you are intimidated by. A character that is a challenging transformation.


Margo Hall is an award winning actor/director/playwright. Local acting credits include work with Marin Theater Company, California Shakespeare Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theater, Shotgun Players, SF Playhouse, and is a founding member of Campo Santo.

She debuted as a Director with The World Premiere of Joyride, Bay Area Critics Circle Winner for Best Original Script; the SF Weekly Black Box Awards for Best Production, Best Ensemble, Best Director; Drama-Logue Awards- Northern California for Best Production, Best Ensemble; the Backstage West-Garland Awards- Northern California for Best Production, Best Ensemble, and the Bay Guardian GOLDIE Award Winner for Stage, and directed Mission Indians, a new play by Greg Sarris, with Nancy Benjamin. She Co-Directed Erin Cressida Wilson’s award winning The Trail of Her Inner Thigh with Rhodessa Jones. She also directed Hotel Angulo, by Luis Saguar, and Sam Shepard’s Simpatico for Campo Santo. She most recently directed Barbecue, Red Velvet and The Story, by Tracy Scott Wilson, a SF Playhouse/Lorraine Hansberry Co- Production. Prior directing credits include Sonny’s Blues a story by James Baldwin, for Word for Word, which toured France. She co-directed Bulrusher with Ellen Chang, a play by Eisa Davis, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Hamlet, Blood in the Brain, SPUNK, The Trojan Women, It Falls, Ragtime, and A Streetcar Named Desire for Chabot College.

Margo completed her first writing project in April 2005 with the World Premier of The People’s Temple at Berkeley Repertory Theater, which won the Glickman award for best new play in the Bay Area for 2005. She was a part of a collaborative team of four writers who used interviews of survivors, and archival material to form a play exploring the People’s Temple movement and the tragic ending at Jonestown. The play went on from Berkeley Rep. to The Perseverance Theater in Juneau, Alaska and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Margo is also part of the acting ensemble. She recently premiered her semi biographical piece, Be Bop Baby, a Musical Memoir, at Z Space, featuring the 15 piece Marcus Shelby Orchestra, which chronicled her life growing up in Detroit with her jazz musician stepfather who was with Motown. Lyrics and book by Margo Hall, with original music composed by Marcus Shelby.

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