Audition Workshop w/ Tess Paras

Saturdays at 10:30 am

August 10, 2019

Join Actress & Comedian Tess Paras (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Just Add Magic, UCB’s Quick & Funny Musicals & Asian AF Show) for a special one-day workshop at The Fallout Theater. 

In this workshop, she’ll cover audition preparation and technique, best practices for self-tapes, what #setlife is really all about, and how to use your skills as an improviser and sketch comedian to approach film and television auditions. 

She’ll also host a Q&A to answer your burning questions. It’s a great opportunity to ask her about being an AAPI performer in Hollywood, what it’s like to create viral sketch videos, and anything else you want to know about being a working actor in LA.

This one day workshop will take place at the Fallout Theater (616 Lavaca St) on Saturday August 10th from 10:30am – 1:30pm.

Tuition for this workshop is $35.

Space in this class is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Have questions? Please email

About Tess Paras

Tess Paras is an actress, writer, and comedian based in Los Angeles. As an actress, Tess recurs as “Erin” on the current season of the Amazon Studios’ series, Just Add Magic and as “Jayma Chan” on the CW’s Crazy-Ex Girlfriend. She is most recognized for her role as “Dana Tomas” on NBC’s hit drama, Grimm which introduced the first Filipino-American storyline on primetime television. Other notable TV credits include: Take My Wife, Girl Meets World, White Collar, Mulaney, Wilfred, Weeds, and The Good Wife. In 2018, she starred in the pilot presentation “She Said Yes!” opposite Margaret Cho and played a lead role in the NBC/Above Average digital series Kappa Delta Krypto

Tess wrote, directed, and starred in the short film The Patients, which had a sold-out world premiere at the 2019 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. As a writer & producer, Tess has created digital political comedy content for Fusion, including the viral sketch “Trumping Makeup Tutorial” with over 6 million views. Additionally, Tess’ satirical videos on her YouTube Channel — “Typecast”and “What If Catcalls Were Cheeseburgers”  — have also gone viral and were featured on: Glamour, BuzzFeed, Perez Hilton, Refinery29, NBC Asian America, MTV News, Jezebel, Slate, The Wrap, Angry Asian Man, and The A.V. Club

She is currently the Associate Director for the CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase after participating in the program as a performer and writer in 2014. Tess teaches acting classes at The Ruby (LA’s Feminist Comedy Theatre) and performs comedy in various shows at The Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles, including: Quick & Funny Musicals, Asian AF, and Filipino AF.

Tess Paras is represented by Gersh and Haven Entertainment.