Margo Hall

Margo Hall is an award-winning actor, director, playwright and educator. 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. She was 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 was 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.

As a founding member of Campo Santo, the former resident theater company for Intersection for the Arts, she has developed, directed and performed in plays by such artists as Naomi Iizuka, Octavio Solis, Philip Kan Gotanda and Jessica Hegedorn. Margo teaches at UC Berkeley, Chabot Community College, and has also taught Scene Study and Acting Workshops at the American Conservatory Theater MFA Program, and the Berkeley Repertory School of Theater. She holds a MFA in Drama from Catholic University of America. She lives in Oakland, CA.

 

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