Cold Tofu

Workshop News


Workshop NEWS




COLD TOFU LEVEL 1 is geared towards actors and non-actors with little or no improv experience. Students learn improv techniques to improve performance and various skills such as listening, spontaneity, public speaking and team building. A showcase is presented at the end of the eight-week course. The class is led by the performing cast of Cold Tofu.

DATES: May 13 - July 15 - Mondays 7-10pm (no class on May 27)
LOCATION: Arts District in Little Tokyo (Los Angeles, CA )
TUITION: $300 (due first day of class, includes the book TRUTH IN COMEDY)




CAST: Level 1 Students with special performance by the performing cast.

July 15, 2018 at 8:00pm
St. Francis Xavier Chapel | Clubhouse (above Auditorium)
222 Hewitt St. | Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free Admission | Street Parking and $3 validated parking on premises (Pay up to $20 upfront and receive change with COLD TOFU validation)

Email for info on our Training Center and Workshops.


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COLD TOFU is now offering INTRO TO ACTING: An eight-week class geared for the beginner with little to no experience in acting. The class will be a safe yet challenging learning environment exposing the actor to fundamental acting techniques based in Stanislavski and the American Method schools of acting.  Taught by Ricky Pak (bio below).

  • Weeks 1-3 will be focused on intensives to build a basic acting “toolbox”.

  • Weeks 4-6 will be applying the techniques learned in weeks 1-3 to scene and monologue work geared for the stage.

  • Weeks 7-8 will be transitioning to acting for the camera. Though it is highly encouraged for students to commit to the entire eight-week process, individual single class drop-ins will be allowed after week 3, with prior approval and consent from the instructor.

DATES: May 16 - July 11 - Thursdays 7-10pm (no class July 4)
LOCATION: Japanese American National Museum (Little Tokyo)


Instructor Bio

Ricky Pak is the Artistic Director of the Circle Squared Collective, a Los Angeles based theatre company interested in exploring the intersection between traditional story-telling and avant-garde experimental theatre techniques to bring theatre to a new generation of audience members. He is also a teaching artist for the New York City-based Tectonic Theater Project (AD Moisés Kaufman) creators of the Laramie Project. Ricky holds an MFA in Performance for Theatre, Film, and TV from California State University- Los Angeles, is a member of AEA & SAG/AFTRA and has appeared on numerous TV shows, films, and theatre productions, most recently with Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles. He has taught acting and theatre classes as an Adjunct Faculty member at CSULA, Cypress College and the University of Redlands.


youth & corporate workshops


COLD TOFU offers workshops that promote leadership, team building, listening and public speaking skills. Workshops are flexible and are specially tailored for each group. Special non-profit rates are also available. For more information on how COLD TOFU can serve your organization or network, please email