The Advanced Masterclass

TRANSCEND THE AUDITION. BOOK WORK THROUGH ARTISTRY.

Are you at the top of your game? Are you able to walk into the audition room, onto set, and into rehearsal with ease and power? Are you finding deep emotional connection in your work?  Are you working with all cylinders firing? Are you bringing artistic leadership to all aspects of your career?

If not… read on…

The Advanced Masterclass is an essential 8 week intensive taught by Risa Bramon Garcia (director, casting director, producer, teacher of 35 years). Dismantling the fear, Risa strips you down to your boldest, most personal and most specific self, allowing you to make your most authentic choices in your preparation, in the casting room, on set, on stage.. Our work is to unearth your personal voice, to allow you to be fully seen and to move your audience. And to make sure you’re doing everything to move your career forward.

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY. FOR ADVANCED ACTORS WORKING REGULARLY.

Are you at the top of your game? Are you able to walk into the audition room, onto set, and into rehearsal with ease and power? Are you finding deep emotional connection in your work?  Are you working with all cylinders firing? Are you bringing artistic leadership to all aspects of your career?

If not… read on…

The Advanced Masterclass is an essential 8 week intensive taught by Risa Bramon Garcia (director, casting director, producer, teacher of 35 years). Dismantling the fear, Risa strips you down to your boldest, most personal and most specific self, allowing you to make your most authentic choices in your preparation, in the casting room, on set, on stage.. Our work is to unearth your personal voice, to allow you to be fully seen and to move your audience. And to make sure you’re doing everything to move your career forward.

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY. FOR ADVANCED ACTORS WORKING REGULARLY.

The Advanced Master Class

A SPECIALIZED CLASS GIVEN BY AN EXPERT TO A GROUP OF HIGHLY TALENTED ARTISTS.

This Master Class introduces you to a whole new way of experiencing your acting practice. It is not an audition ABC, nor does it give you any tips and tricks for auditioning. Rather these 8 weeks blur the lines between your unique artistry and the often paralyzing confines of the audition process, as well as your entire career.

Our journey is to guide you to do the kind of work you are capable of all the time, no matter where you are. You will be challenged to stretch and explore new ways in which to work, to claim your voice, your courage, and your conviction with ease, authenticity, and joy! This class will change the way you work and the way you think about yourself as an actor.

The Details

Teacher: Risa Bramon Garcia

Dates: September 16 – November 11, 2017.
Saturdays 2:30 – 5:30 pm.
September 30th off
This class is now full. Check back in November for next round dates.

Cost: 2 installments of $350.
$700 for the entire 8 week program.
Deposit of $350 to guarantee your spot.

Duration: 8 Weeks

Requirements: By application or invitation only.
This class is for advanced actors currently working regularly.
There are no make ups for this 8 week class.(Cancellation Policy)

Location: The BGB Studio, 10999 Riverside Dr., Suite 301, North Hollywood, CA 91602

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The Work

Each week you’ll engage in a new way in which to explore your unique voice, to get personal, specific, and bold, and to challenge your resistance. And resistance will show up. Facing our fears and our resistance is a big part of what we need to do to push through to freedom in our work.

These 8 weeks include assigned scenes, material you find yourselves, on-camera work (for some of the classes), along with Meisner exercises, improv, storytelling and writing to bring you closer to a more connected experience, no matter where and when you show up to work. From your work on camera, your clips will be sent to you to continue your exploration.

This is a Master Class for advanced actors currently working regularly.

This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.

Your Teacher(s)
  • Risa Bramon Garcia
    Risa Bramon GarciaCoach/Studio Founder

    For the past 35 years Risa has worked consistently as a director, producer, casting director, writer, and teacher in the arenas of theatre, film, and television. She has the great fortune to collaborate with some of the most talented, passionate, and groundbreaking artists in the world. She is dedicated to helping actors find their distinctive voice in their work so that they can enter into any room or stage with power and ease. More on Risa here.

  • -Debby Jay-
      -Debby Jay-Teacher

      When Debby Jay had her first lesson in the Alexander Technique in 1982, she experienced a sense of lightness and ease that proved transformative and changed the direction of her life. She studied Alexander privately for 4 years, trained to be a teacher at the AMERICAN CENTER FOR THE ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE in New York and over the last 27 years has been teaching individuals and groups, including a 7-year stint at the HOWARD FINE ACTING STUDIO. To better understand why people embody themselves the way they do, Debby got additional training in Somatic Experiencing–a body-oriented approach to resolving trauma.  She is delighted to be able to help her students and clients experience greater emotional and physical freedom and feel increasingly grounded in their own truth. More on Debbie here.

    • CELESTE PECHOUS
      CELESTE PECHOUSTeacher

      Celeste Pechous (SAG/AFTRA) has improvised around the world with some of the most distinguished improv theaters.  She is an alumnae of the SECOND CITY NATIONAL TOURING COMPANY and has trained and performed at the SECOND CITY Chicago/LA, iO Chicago/LA, and THE ANNOYANCE THEATER. Pechous was honored Best Actress for her work in THE CLAN at the Midwest Film Festival. She received a Best Actress nominee from the Downtown LA Film Festival and was awarded the Outstanding Performance from The SNAFF Film Festival for her work in the dark-comedy short, PAST DUE, based on her short story.  TV credits include KINGS OF CON, Showtime’s MASTERS OF SEX, Comedy Central’s WORKAHOLICS and REVIEW and TV Land’s HOT IN CLEVELAND.  You can see her improvise weekly at iO WEST and SECOND CITY LA and on TV in one of her many national spots. Pechous teaches Improv at SECOND CITY’S CONSERVATORY, at festivals around the country and is the founder of Dosage Improv Intensives. More on Celeste here.

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