Pilot Season Master Class
This Pilot Season should be your Pilot Season.
Join Risa (along with Steve & guests) for 10 weeks of an intensive pilot audition workout. The Pilot Season Master will improve both your audition process and your ability to read the room. It will enhance how specifically and quickly you interpret the text of your sides, allowing you to make the most authentic and boldest choices with ease and power. It will inspire you to go deeper. It will provide you with the tools to remain both spontaneous and in control, fully inside the scene. We’ll work on camera with a range of material and in the company of fellow seasoned actors, developing a consistent practice that will serve you in
your work in any room.
Having auditioned the industry’s greatest actors for the industry’s greatest directors, Risa will give you the skills to “own the room”. You’ll never audition the same way again.
It’s a time. To prepare effectively – Make stronger, clearer, more impactful choices with ease – Articulate your authentic voice – Make the audition room your comfort zone – Know the camera and how it sees you – Rekindle your passion for acting and the joy of the work (in and beyond the audition) – Make your every chance to act count.
“I’m a big believer in the scene living between/among the relationships – no actor can act alone – and I focus on that connection – the other character being the focus of your intention. I also believe strongly in the work evolving from what’s on the page; the clues are right there in the text. Most of all I want you to simplify what you do, distill it down, so that you can craft the scene and live it quickly, vividly, truthfully and uniquely. I’ve developed this process through all my years of work in theatre, film and television in NY and LA, and I’m excited to share it with you in these 10 weeks of collaborative exploration.” -Risa
Join Risa for 10 weeks of intensive pilot audition training with 12-15 professional actors. The Pilot Season Master Class both refines your audition process and your ability to interpret the text, making the best and boldest choices possible, connecting with the other actors in the scene, staying truthful, authentic, and in the moment… in your preparation and right there in the room. Having auditioned the industry’s greatest actors for the industry’s greatest directors, Risa gives you the skills to “own the room” and demystify the entire audition experience. You’ll identify how to stay both relaxed and in control – fully inside the scene. This process works for auditions, rehearsals, reading, performances – all your work on set and on stage. By invitation or application only.
Teachers: Risa Bramon Garcia and Steve Braun
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: 10999 Riverside Dr Unit 301. North Hollywood, CA
Requirements: For actors with a strong resume and at least 5 years professional experience. By invitation or application only
Cost: 2 installments of $350. $700 for the entire 10 week program
Messages from our actors, past and present…
“Within a few days after taking Risa’s class I walked into an audition for ONE TREE HILL and booked the job. Risa stresses INTENTION and CONNECTION and whether you are just starting out or have been around for a while, this training is imperative.” -Joe Manganiello. TRUE BLOOD, MAGIC MIKE
“Training with Steve absolutely changed my career. He gives me the practical tools and the confidence to book work. His insight, intuition and passion for the actor’s process make working with him invaluable.” – Daniella Alonso. REVOLUTION
“I have known Risa for nearly thirty years, as casting director, director, teacher, theater co-member, sounding board, friend, and advocate. What continues to inspire me most is her enduring passion for, and support of, actors, and the work that they do. Risa loves the process, she loves the people, and she continues to be devoted to locating, nurturing, and assisting in the growth of each individual’s specific gifts.” Evan Handler. CALIFORNICATION
“Steve is an amazing teacher and coach. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has helped me find my confidence, and I have grown immensely as an actor thanks to his teaching.” -Ahna O’Reilly. THE HELP, JOBS, CBGB
Is Risa brilliant? Yes. Can she articulate what it takes to perform on a different level- one that provokes and inspires because it chimes with a common humanity that exists in all of us? Yes. But beyond just being an amazing teacher, writer, director, and casting director, Risa was able to make me, an agent-less, essentially credit-less actor at the time, step into a heavy-duty environment, stacked with multiple Academy Award winners and quiet the doubts that plagued me (probably all actors) by teaching me to focus on two powerful truths: one, that it is only about the work (and not the outside stuff) and two (and maybe more importantly) she taught me to ask- Why not me? Someone is going to be in this position, do this part, carve a career, why can’t it be me? If anyone wonders who to study with, I always send them her way. -Donal Logue, TERRIERS, GROUNDED FOR LIFE
Steve’s approach to the work has transformed me as an actor. I know how much I have grown and opened up as a result of his class, and I continually see that same transformation happening to my fellow students.” -Katie Featherston. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
I was engaged from the start and felt like we could have gone on. I left feeling more confident and really excited to play. thanks for giving us all permission to be ourselves and bring our sense of fun. And to see how much that parrot on my shoulder with those negative beliefs can paralyze and stiffen me. Thanks for your patience, generosity, insight and encouragement. I know what I need to do and I’m really excited about it. – Dendrie Taylor. The Fighter, Jarhead
I cannot express enough the difference his class has made in my abilities as an actor and the impact it has had on my life. Thank you Steve, from the bottom of my heart.” -Anna Silk. LOST GIRL
Risa is a woman saturated with knowledge, history, experience, language, depth… and balls. Mostly her own. I would encourage anyone to take the opportunity to work with this extraordinary woman. My life is richer for the time I’ve spent with her. -Pamela Adlon. CALIFORNICATION
“Steve has such a keen sense of the human experience and is able to convey his observations and relate them to the process of acting in such a sensitive yet point blank way. I have benefited greatly from his coaching.” – Dave Baez. DEXTER
Risa’s class was such a wonderfully invigorating day of exploration. The special thing about Risa is that her attitude and passion gave us as actor’s the freedom, and more importantly the permission, to get out of our own way. To be committed to what we were doing, no matter if it was right or wrong. I will be back!- Aaron Tveit. GOSSIP GIRL
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