You gotta be in class. If you’re not actively working towards sharpening your unique instincts, creating a strong preparation in a short amount of time and undoing the damage of the daily plastic smiles and meaningless “I’m-fine-how-are-you’s” that keep actors from creating meaningful human connections, you’re sunk. And what’s more, you have to be working on it every week.
BGB classes with Risa Bramon Garcia and Steve Braun are more like training at a gym than at a theatre school. Meisner, Improv and cold reading classes work the core of your artistry. On camera, Audition Technique and the BGB Master Class electrify both your artistry and your career. BGB classes are designed to help you make your creative and professional dreams come true. Whatever you need to work on, BGB has a class for you.
This transformational 8-week class gives you a rock solid foundation in your acting training. Meisner exercises, Improv, Scene Study, On-Camera work, and creative writing are all used to discover and express you unique, artistic voice. BGB’s Katie Featherston, Steve Braun, & Will Doughty will work with you to build the confidence, clarity, and practical skills you’ll need to take your craft and career to the next level. Open to all actors.
This transformational 8 week class gives you life-changing training that will be your artistic anchor for the rest of your life. Whether you’re in the early stages of developing your craft or need to be re-introduced to your unique artistic power, The Core is your class. Meisner exercises, Improv, Scene Study, On-Camera work, and creative writing are all used to discover and express your specific artistic voice. BGB’s The Core 2 gives you confidence, clarity, and the practical skills to take your craft and your career to the next level.
Your career starts in that audition room and unless you bring a whole lot of strength and clarity with you, it ends there, too. The Audition Experience is an essential 8 week audition intensive taught by audition expert, Risa Bramon Garcia. Dismantling the fear, Risa strips you down to your boldest, most personal, and specific self, allowing you to make your most authentic choices in your preparation and right there in the audition room.
Young actors have so much wonderful artistry to offer. But left untrained that artistry lacks focus and goes untapped. Our Teen Workshop offers young actors the opportunity to dig deeper and to fully explore and express all of their unique feelings in a safe and stimulating environment. This class is essential for teenagers hoping to start or maintain a career as an actor. Through a combination of on-camera work, audition training, Meisner technique, improvisation, and writing, this ongoing class allows young actors to explore their most creative and authentic selves.
Steve Braun’s unique style incorporates elements of the Meisner Technique, cold reading and improv to keep your instrument as sharp as it needs to be. Whether you’re currently working or between jobs, this ongoing training session keeps you connected to your artistry and miles away from internal demons who use fear and doubt to sabotage your craft and your career.
This is an ongoing weekly workout session for actors who are committed to the consistent practice required to achieve artistic and professional success. The Wednesday Workout’s training sessions help you stay sharp and ready for whatever you encounter on stage, on set, or in the audition room. Exercises, scenes, improv, on-camera, audition technique, writing. It’s all here.
For all actors interested in comedy, & in spontaneity, presence and freedom in the work. Will Doughty is a Master. This cutting edge 8 week class takes a fresh look at two “Polar Opposite” approaches to acting and weaves them together. The result is a completely unique approach to an actor’s work. This transformational class is perfect for actors of all levels of experience.
Join us (Risa, along with Steve & guests) for 8 weeks of an intensive work out. The Advance Master Class was created to bring together a select group of accomplished actors to deepen your work on set, on stage, and in the audition room. We’ll explore ways to make the most grounded and specific choices possible intuitively and with ease. We’ll cultivate your unique, authentic voice, your personal connection to the script, and your evolving practice of the craft.