Bobby August Jr. is an actor, improviser and teacher. He earned an MFA in Acting from the University of California, Davis. Some of his favorite past performances include portraying Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Doug in Gruesome Playground Injuries, Howie in Rabbit Hole, Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew, and The Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Bobby is a recipient of the Theatre Bay Area TITAN award for actors and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. He also devises physical theatre pieces with long-time collaborator Iu-Hui Chua. They created and performed Crawl and Ligilo at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts.
In addition, Bobby is the owner and director of the award-winning Made Up Theatre (MUT) in Fremont, California. His theatre specializes in presenting completely improvised plays. He has performed with MUT at improv festivals throughout the country – most recently winning “Best Improv Group” at the Sacramento Comedy Festival and at the ISHS International Humor Conference. His improv education includes training at the world famous Second City and Annoyance theatres in Chicago. Bobby currently teaches Acting and Improv courses at Berkeley Rep School of Theatre.