The Core Thursday Daytime

Discover your unimaginable power.

The ups and downs of the industry can rob you of the creative spirit you need to succeed. The pursuit of an acting career can be emotionally violent and without a strong practice that protects your art (the art that ultimately books you work) success is out of reach. To have the career you want you’re going to have to blow them away and the only way you do that is to nurture the fire that started you on this path in the first place. The Core pours gas on that fire and lets it rage.

This transformational 8 week class is your respite from the industry, giving you life-changing training that will serve as your artistic anchor for the rest of your days. The Core disrupts the stale patterns in your acting and gives you confidence, clarity, emotional power, and the practical skills to take your craft and your career to the next level.

This amazing 8 week experience sharpens your instrument to an undeniable point and brings back the joy and effortlessness that attracted you to acting in the first place.

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.

The ups and downs of the industry can rob you of the creative spirit you need to succeed. The pursuit of an acting career can be emotionally violent and without a strong practice that protects your art (the art that ultimately books you work) success is out of reach. To have the career you want you’re going to have to blow them away and the only way you do that is to nurture the fire that started you on this path in the first place. The Core pours gas on that fire and lets it rage.

This transformational 8 week class is your respite from the industry, giving you life-changing training that will serve as your artistic anchor for the rest of your days. The Core disrupts the stale patterns in your acting and gives you confidence, clarity, emotional power, and the practical skills to take your craft and your career to the next level.

This amazing 8 week experience sharpens your instrument to an undeniable point and brings back the joy and effortlessness that attracted you to acting in the first place.

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.

You are unique to the universe.

You are unique
to the universe.

…and that is why you will book work.

The rejection and merciless indifference of the industry can make you hide who you are, protect your vulnerability, and dim your unique light. The Core disrupts the stale patterns that result from being beat down by the industry, and ignites your passion to discover and express who you are in your work.  It is the path to the type of championship level work that creates a successful acting career.

The Details

Teacher: Steve Braun with Master Teachers

Dates: September 21 – November 9, 2017.
Thursdays 10:30am – 1:30 pm.

Sign up now as this class fills fast!

Cost: 2 installments of $310.
$620 for the entire 8 week program.

Duration: 8 Weeks

Requirements: An open heart and mind. By application or invitation only. 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

Working with Steve Braun and a slate of BGB’s Master teachers, you’ll come back to the core of who you are as an artist. Each class offers a unique exploration into the depths of your artistry. On this 8 week journey you will find your unique voice as an actor and what might be in the way of the fullest expression of that voice. You will explore various practices, find connection to your scene partner and your own rich emotional life, and begin to own your artistic power.

Class 1-2- The Source.  Re-discover and re-ignite the engine of your creative force. 

Class 3-  Your body.  Integrate your body into your talent.

Class 4- Imaginative scene work.  “Getting it right” doesn’t exist.

Class 5- Instinct Freedom.  Let it rip.

Class 6- Being a Creator.  Be done with waiting for permission to act.

Class 7-  Presence.  How to bring the full force of your talent anywhere, anytime.

Class 8-  Where you’re Going.  Commit to the next chapter of your artist life. 

Your Teacher(s)
  • Steve Braun
    Steve BraunCoach/Studio Founder

    Steve Braun is an LA-based actor and acting coach. Over his 15 year career he has starred in such movies as HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, WRONG TURN 2, and THE TRIP as well as being a series regular on such television shows as THE IMMORTAL and TWINS. Over the years Steve has guest starred on CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, BONES, GILMORE GIRLS,THE CLOSER, NCIS, and THE MENTALIST. More on Steve 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.

    • Adrienne Carter
      Adrienne CarterTeacher

      Adrienne Carter is a writer, producer, and actor with a BA in Spanish from Yale University and an MFA in Acting from the Yale School of Drama. She spent several years acting in New York and began her writing career in Los Angeles. Doubleday published her novel, “FAB” and she wrote on the TV shows “Eve” and NBC’s “Las Vegas.” She served as a writer/producer on “Everybody Hates Chris” and Fox’s “Brothers.” She wrote episodes of the groundbreaking TV One comedy, “Born Again Virgin” and wrote and directed a short film, “Baby Bump Blues,” starring Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K. Brown. She developed a series about Atlanta millennials with Wise Entertainment. She was a Visiting Assisting Professor of Theatre at Prairie View A&M University. Adrienne wrote, produced, and acted in a half hour pilot, “Every Other Weekend,” executive produced by Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown.

      More on Adrienne here.

    • Eddie Cahill
      Eddie CahillTeacher

      Eddie broke into television in the role of Rachel’s helplessly unqualified but sweet assistant Tag on “Friends.” Following this, Eddie appeared on several television series including “Sex and the City” and “Felicity” before landing his most career-defining role to date as homicide detective Don Flack in the long-running series “CSI:NY.” He was last seen as Conner Wallace on ABC’s “Conviction.”  In film, Cahill made his debut in Disney’s “Miracle” playing USA hockey icon Jim Craig.  

      Eddie lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.

      More on Eddie here.

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