We are proud to offer a variety of workshops throughout the year at our WQED studio in Oakland. Provided by experienced teachers and experts in their field, workshops are offered individually and as packaged series at a discount. WQED Filmmakers Workshops are designed for everyone, from the novice to the seasoned professional. Students can choose to attend a single workshop at an a la carte price or purchase a series pass at a reduced rate.


For questions regarding workshops, please contact Program Director Mary Ann McBride-Tackett at mmcbridetackett@wqed.org

Jeff Monohan

Jeff Monahan


Jeff has performed over thirty roles in regional theater, including The Baptist in Salome, Larry in Hospitality Suite, “J” in The Human Chair, Levin in Anna Karenina, and Pony William in the North American premiere of Knives in Hens. Feature films include roles in Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” with Bryan Cranston and Steve Carrel, John Sayles’ “Lone Star,” with Matthew McConaughey and Kris Kristofferson, George Romero’s “Bruiser,” with Peter Stormare, and “The Dark Half,” with Timothy Hutton. Network television includes “The War That Made America” on PBS, “Bet Your Life” on NBC, “Target Earth” on ABC, “Dead Men Tell No Tales” on HBO, and a recurring role on “Outsiders” on WGN America. Jeff is also a WGA screenwriter, as well as a producer, and director. His company, 72nd St. Films, LLC, produced the show, ACTORS ON: MACBETH, which is available worldwide through Films Media Group. In 2023 Jeff was honored to participate as one of two judges in the Nepal International Film Festival. He starred in the feature film, PIG HILL, with Rainey Qualley, and directed by Kevin Lewis. And he’s co-producing the play “Borrowed” with Tony Award winning producer Jim Kierstead (Broadway’s Kinky Boots, M. Butterfly, Six, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Sweeney Todd). For more info, see www.72ndstfilms.com

Questions? Contact Jeff at jetsm@zoominternet.net.

The Acting Workshop Intensive

Saturday, December 2, 2023
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

First Hour – Acting Technique
Learn a simple, comprehensive acting approach that can be used to prepare for roles in theater and film.

Second Hour – Auditions: The Monologue
Bring a monologue to perform, and receive feedback and coaching.

Third Hour – Auditions: Cold Reading
You and a partner will be paired up and given a limited time to prepare and present a two-person scene to be directed and critiqued.

Fourth Hour – The Business
A Q&A discussion of the business, including stage vs film, actor types (we’ll help you choose yours), headshots, resumes, reels, websites, agents, managers, casting directors, and markets. We’ll also cover how to create your own projects for film and theater.