August 11th

6pm – 9pm


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

Legendary artist Rhodessa Jones – using methodology rooted in their own work with marginalized communities, therapists, social workers – will focus the workshop on how to mine your life for material to create solo performance, speak truth, and practice revolution.

What to wear: should be dress ready to move! ( soft and loose) no shoes!

What to bring: a notebook to record responses after various exercises.



Rhodessa Jones is Co-Artistic Director of the acclaimed San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey. She is an actress, teacher, director, and writer. Ms. Jones is also the Founder and Director of the award-winning Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women/HIV Circle, which is a performance workshop designed to achieve personal and social transformation with incarcerated women and women living with HIV. Ms. Jones has been a Visiting Professor at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California (2015), and an Interdisciplinary Artist in Residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (2014), as well as the Keynote Speaker for Commencement at the Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Additionally, Ms. Jones was awarded the 2015 Theatre Practitioner Award by Theater Communications Group, which recognizes “a living individual whose work in the American theatre has evidenced exemplary achievement over time and who has contributed significantly to the development of the larger field.” Ms. Jones is also the recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship to support her work, and has been honored with an Honorary Doctorate from California College of the Arts.

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