The Teen Workshop
Essential for teens pursuing a career as an actor
Young actors have so much wonderful artistry to offer. But left untrained that artistry lacks focus and goes tragically untapped.
While teen actors are often taught to be nothing more than cute or precocious, BGB’s ongoing 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.
“I saw an immense and powerful change in myself and my fellow peers. I really cannot thank them enough…” – Raina, age 16
Through a combination of on-camera work, audition technique, Meisner technique, Improv, writing, movement and voice, BGB’s Teen Workshop allows young actors to explore their most creative and authentic selves.
This is powerful, exciting and fun work for us and our young adult actors. Whatever training teens have or have had, this work in the Teen Workshop is transformational.
Teachers: Risa Bramon Garcia, Steve Braun, and Will Doughty
Schedule: Sundays, 10:30am-12:45pm
Location: 10999 Riverside Dr, Suite 301, North Hollywood, CA 91602
Prerequisite: Teens ages 13-17. By application or invitation only.
Cost: $220/month for four classes. $55/class.
Messages from our students, past and present…
“I took Risa’s class and thought she was amazing. Risa has a special way of explaining things, and I learned more from her in that class than I have in weeks and weeks of other classes. She helps you understand that there is no right or wrong way to do things. You have to feel what you are doing and just KEEP IT SIMPLE. Risa helped me know that I was enough.” – Lexi, age 14
I’ve had the greatest experience in Risa and Steve’s Teen class. I really feel as if each individual actor has had an emotional and/or mental realization and discovery through the workshop’s brilliant guidance. Whether working with Steve, Will, or Risa, I see an immense and powerful change in myself and my fellow peers. I really cannot thank them enough for an amazing workshop and an immeasurable experience. I recommend this class to anyone; not only has it been fantastic for me as an actor, but also for me just as a human being. – Raina, age 16
This workshop has helped me not only be more fully honest in how I’m feeling, it’s also escalated my passion for acting.” – Ava, age 14
In acting there are no “wrong” choices, as long as they’re honest. This class is a wonderfully safe place to try all of the “non-wrong” choices that I can think of! To become successful in my craft, this class is a necessity! - Jonathon, age 16
I’ve learned a lot that I will take with me for the rest of my career. – Lucia, age 15
It’s been refreshing and comforting to know that acting is not just intense but fun as well. Fun in the sense that I could feel acting instead of striving for it. I’m learning that I need to be real and find that realness of the character in myself and bring my life through the character to bring her to life. I never saw acting that way before. I went to this class not knowing where I was with acting, but now I do know where I am and where I should go, and I know what challenges await me before I “arrive” (if one ever can arrive). I don’t think one can, though. I think art can only be discovered and explored, not claimed and settled in. That’s what I’ve learned. I love this journey.” – Leslie, age 16