Acting The Truth
Be ready for Anything This Town Can Throw At You
Steve Braun’s Acting The Truth is crossfit for actors. Meisner exercises, cold reading, improv and on-camera work keep your instrument as sharp as it needs to be to stay bold and book work. Whether you’re currently working or between jobs, this ongoing training session is the way to stay in championship shape. ‘Cause even if you’re not training, the actors you’re up against still are.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
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You’re competing at the Olympics of acting and you’re up against actors who are constantly working to sharpen their skills. You must be training consistently. BGB’s Acting The Truth with Steve Braun is that training.
Two important points:
1. You don’t learn to act by sitting in a classroom listening to a teacher blather on about the craft. You learn acting by getting up on stage or in front of a camera and acting.
2. No actor working in film and television has the luxury of workshopping a scene with a scene partner for three months. When you book that guest spot on CSI or that series regular on the new ABC half hour, you have a matter of short hours to learn your lines, make strong choices, and know what you want from your scene partner. Sometimes less.
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.
|Teacher:||Steve Braun||Location:||The BGB Studio, 10999 Riverside Dr., Suite 301, North Hollywood, CA 91602|
|Dates:||Tuesdays, 7-10pm. Weekly ongoing class, 4x month.||Requirements:||By Invitation or Application only.(Cancellation Policy)|
|Duration:||This is an ongoing class meeting 4x a month. A minimum three month commitment is recommended.||Cost:||$265/month for 4 classes/month|
- STEVE BRAUNTeacher/Studio Founder
Steve Braun is an acting coach and communication consultant, drawing on many years of acting training, Buddhist practice and martial arts training to help his clients discover and express their unique emotional truth. He has trained in both acting and martial arts for 20 years, a journey that has taken him from the ego-driven external pursuit of being rich, famous and tough to the powerful internal pursuit of conquering self through Meditation, Qi Gong and art. Steve has spent the last 9 years training with an ordained Shaolin Monk, Shifu Shi Yan Fan.
While pursuing an acting career, Steve starred in movies such as HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, WRONG TURN 2 and THE TRIP. He was a series regular on THE IMMORTAL and TWINS. He guest starred on CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, BONES, GILMORE GIRLS, THE CLOSER, NCIS, and THE MENTALIST, among others. His coaching and teaching clients include lead and recurring actors from THE NEWSROOM, TRANSPARENT, NARCOS, MAD MEN, HOMELAND, DEXTER, TRUE BLOOD, THE BLACK LIST, CSI, CSI: NY, etc, etc.
What Actors are Saying
"Steve watches for your tells and pitfalls so that you can do your OWN work to navigate past them. My work has never felt so honest. He fosters no hero worship. It's not about Steve. It's about the work."Jill Alexander SILICON VALLEY, MAD MEN
"I was used to acting teachers who gave personally destructive notes in the name of "making me better." What is incredible is the way Steve guides you to discover who the character is as a reflection of you. Now, every scene is so much closer to my heart and means so much more."Felipe Figueroa TRANSPARENT
"Class with Steve Braun is like finding out how to truly just BE. And it’s from that spot that you feel comfortable enough to take risks and speak lines from the heart; it’s how beautiful acting comes out naturally! This technique has helped me in life as well as in my ability to be a more truthful actor. Thank you Steve!"Aisha Alfa DEGRASSI