Ubuntu Classes

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Now Announcing Acting & Directing Classes

Hone your Acting or Directing skills with Ubuntu Executive Director
Michael Socrates Moran!

In the inaugural session of small-group classes, you’ll learn from the creative force behind The Grapes of Wrath, Death of a Salesman, Dance of the Holy Ghosts, Rashomon and Hamlet, and the leader of “one of the most exciting young companies to emerge in the Bay Area theater scene in recent years” (Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle, August 2018).

Space in each class is limited to 8 students—apply today!

Tuition:
$200 per person per 5-session course
*Some financial assistance is available; email info@ubuntutheaterproject.com for more information

Schedule:
5 Sundays beginning in January
Directing course: 12:30–3:30 p.m.
Acting course: 4–7 p.m.


Application Process

    • Please fill out the Google form linked here.

    • At the end of the application, please attach your headshot and resume

    • Acting applicants, please also submit a video of yourself performing a 1–2 minute contemporary monologue. (We recommend one of your usual audition monologues, a piece you feel very passionately about and comfortable with.)

Feel free to contact info@ubuntutheaterproject.com with any questions or concerns.

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About Michael Socrates Moran

Michael Socrates Moran grew up in Richmond, California before attending Boston University where he pursued his BFA. He has worked as a professional actor in regional theaters in Chicago, Boston, San Francisco and at an off-Broadway house in New York City. He recently graduated from UC San Diego’s world-renowned MFA Directing program where he founded the award winning, Ubuntu Theater Project: a professional theater company based in Oakland, California dedicated to inspiring compassion across socio-economic and racial barriers. Michael now serves as Ubuntu’s Executive Director. Having directed over 15 productions, favorite professional credits include: West Coast Premiere of Dance of the Holy Ghosts by Marcus Gardley, Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Waiting For Lefty by Clifford Odets, Othello by William Shakespeare, The Grapes of Wrath adapted by Frank Galati, Gospel of Lovingkindness by Marcus Gardley, Yellowman by Dael Oerlandersmith, Dutchman by Amiri Baraka the West Coast Premiere of TO THE BONE & Exit Cuckoo: (A Nanny in Motherland) by Lisa Ramirez, and the World Premiere of Rashomon & Pool of Unknown Wonders by Phililp Kan Gotanda. Michael is the recipient of the San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award for Best Director in the East Bay.