BGB’s The Wednesday Workout is an ongoing, weekly workout session for advanced, working actors who are committed to the consistent practice required to achieve artistic and professional success.
The Wednesday workout’s training sessions give you the opportunity to stay sharp and ready for whatever you encounter on stage, on set or in the audition room.
Exercises, scenes, improv. Let’s get to work.
The Wednesday Workout
Teachers: Steve Braun, with Risa Bramon Garcia
Duration: This is an on-going class with a long-term commitment.
Schedule: Wednesdays 7pm – 10pm.
Location: 10999 Riverside Dr, Suite 301, North Hollywood, CA 91602
Requirements: By invitation only. For advanced, working actors only. (Cancellation Policy)
Cost: $250/month for four classes
“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
“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
“Coaching with Steve before an audition gives me the practical tools and the confidence to book work.”
-Daniella Alonso, Revolution
“There is a quote by Goethe that I have always loved. And one that every actor, beginning or seasoned, should know. It hung on the wall of my old teacher Sanford Meisner’s office at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and it goes like this: “I wish the stage were as narrow as the wire of a tightrope dancer, so that no incompetent would dare step upon it”. For some reason this brings my friend, Risa, to mind. I met Risa 25-odd years ago in New York as a young actor, green as hell, but absolutely sure that I was the best thing since sliced bread. After a couple of meetings in her office I knew this woman was more than a casting director, but a real artist, and one who demanded the best out of each and every person who came through her doors hoping for a gig. She was different. She WANTED every actor audition to come in and bring their absolute best. I remember walking out of an audition thinking “was that my best”? You couldn’t slack with Risa Bramon-Garcia. Not if you wanted to get invited back to that room. Her passion for the craft, whether she is teaching, casting or behind the camera, is the embodiment of what it means to commit fully to the moment in this business. It’s a hard business, and getting harder by the day. Risa knows this and wants her actors to be PREPARED. There is probably no one out there who likes and respects actors more – or wants the good ones to succeed more, than Risa. Last year I read for a pilot she was casting and called her a few days later. I was on unsure footing with the comedy and knew it hadn’t been my best. ” How did you feel you did in there? Did you do your best?”, she asked – 25-odd years later. She still keeps me on my toes. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
- Spencer Garrett, Yes, Man, Luck
“Using Steve’s techniques, and coming from a place of truth, I quickly started to feel more connected to the reader and to what I was saying. Now I LOVE auditioning. I owe it to Acting The Truth!”
-Jana Williams, The Young and the Restless
“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
“I booked a wonderful pilot today and I really owe you a lot of it. As I was walking into the audition I read this sentence that you wrote me: “The difference between good and spectacular is ease, spontaneity, and being totally in the moment, as well as a deeper personal connection.” I had a very easeful, very loose screen test. And I got the gig. I’m so grateful to you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
– Jaime Ray Newman, LA working actor, Eastwick, Eureka
“Steve makes your work more specific, unique and true to you. He allows you to be vulnerable in a safe and encouraging environment. As an actor or artist this kind of continuous development is priceless.”
“I want to report back this great news… that’s all thanks to you, Risa! I took everything you told us to heart. Two days after the class I had a guest star audition. I did things I never did before. Things you recommended. And I nailed it. Not only did I book it, but they want me to recur. Thank you for all your insight. I feel I’ve found the confidence I had lost, thanks to your class.”
– Jon Wellner, LA working actor, CSI
“Risa, the class was so much fun! It was really wonderful to see the other actors work, and how the work changed, as well as feeling the the support from everyone towards everyone, and especially from you. And to have that safe space to challenge myself. You give so much all day. 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, LA working actor, The Fighter, Jarhead
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