The Audition Revolution Weekend

Forget everything you think you know about auditions


The very word strikes panic. Either you don’t get as many as you’d like or you get them but don’t book them. You’re lost, uncertain, and drowning in self-doubt. BGB’s Audition Revolution Weekend will turn what you think about auditioning on its head. These few days of mind-altering work blurs the lines between your unique artistry and the often paralyzing confines of the audition process.

Audition experts Risa Bramon Garcia and Steve Braun, along with a group of dedicated and talented BGB Master Teachers, give you the tools to walk into the audition room, be fully seen, and move your audience with your wonderful talent.  


This program is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of partaking in this program.


Make no mistake. There’s no easy answer. BGB’s Audition Revolution Weekend will push your boundaries and take you directly to the heart of your discomfort. But then again, comfort never got anyone anywhere. The Audition Revolution begins by jumping feet first into the audition process, reading audition sides for casting directors and your class, followed by an analysis of what worked and what didn’t, what feelings came and what blocks got in your way. Then the Revolution begins. Using Meisner exercises, improv, and on-camera work designed specifically for the Audition process, Risa and Steve, and our Master Teachers, help you find your power in the audition process.

Class Details

Teachers:Risa Bramon Garcia, Steve Braun, and BGB Master Teachers Christy Faison, Tim Conlon, & Will DoughtyLocation:The BGB Studio, 10999 Riverside Dr., Suite 301, North Hollywood, CA 91602
Dates:Spring 2018. Check back soon!Requirements:By application or invitation only.(Cancellation Policy)
Duration:1 Weekend. Friday 5-10pm, Saturday + Sunday 10am-4:30pm Cost:$349 for the entire 3 days. ($325 for current ongoing BGB actors)
This weekend program is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of partaking in this program.

Class Details

Teachers: Risa Bramon Garcia, Steve Braun, and BGB Master Teachers Christy Faison & Will Doughty

Dates: Spring 2018. Check back soon for dates!

Cost: $349 for the entire 3 days.
($325 for current ongoing BGB actors)

Duration: 1 Weekend.
Friday 5-10pm.
Saturday + Sunday 10am-4:30pm.

Requirements: By application or invitation only. (Cancellation Policy)

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

This weekend program is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of partaking in this program.

Your Teachers

Steve Braun

Steve Braun is an acting coach and communication consultant, drawing on many years of acting training, Buddhist practice and martial arts training to help his clients discover and express their unique emotional truth.  Steve has spent the last 9 years training with an ordained Shaolin Warrior Monk, Shifu Shi Yan Fan.While pursuing an acting career Steve starred in movies such as HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, WRONG TURN 2 and THE TRIP, was a series regular on THE IMMORTAL and TWINS. He guest starred on CSI: MIAMI, CSI: NY, BONES, GILMORE GIRLS, THE CLOSER, NCIS, and THE MENTALIST, among others.His coaching and teaching clients include lead and recurring actors from WEST WORLD, MR. ROBOT, FEUD, NARCOS, HOMELAND, THE NEWSROOM, CHICAGO LAW, TRANSPARENT, 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY, MAD MEN, DEXTER, TRUE BLOOD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE BLACK LIST, CSI, CSI: NY, etc, etc. Steve’s mission is to help people and organizations discover and express their unique voice and bring the totality of their creative power to their work and their lives.

Risa Bramon Garcia

For the past 30+ years Risa has worked consistently as a director, producer, casting director, and teacher. She’s been a part of some of the most groundbreaking movies, TV shows, and theatre productions of our time. Having directed two feature films, “200 Cigarettes” and “The Con Artist,” she has also directed for television, as well as dozens of plays in New York & Los Angeles. Risa’s casting résumé includes more than 65 feature films such as “Something Wild,” Desperately Seeking Susan,” “At Close Range,” “Angel Heart,” “Fatal Attraction,” “Jacob’s Ladder,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “JFK,” “The Joy Luck Club,” “True Romance,” “Speed,” and “Flirting With Disaster,” as well as numerous television shows, including “Roseanne,” and “CSI: NY.” She served as a producer on Oliver Stone’s “Natural Born Killers,” and “Heaven & Earth,” which she also cast. She cast the 4 seasons of the Showtime series, “Masters of Sex.” Risa is dedicated to the growth of every actor’s craft and career, to their evolution as expansive artists and successful professionals.

Tim Conlon

Tim Conlon was born in Sudbury, Ontario and has spent 20 years as a working actor in Los Angeles. Tim has appeared as a series regular on an number of series and recurred on PARTY OF FIVE, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, and most recently THE MINDY PROJECT. He’s guest starred on countless TV episodes. Tim’s extensive background in improv, stand-up comedy and Meisner – based Techniques as well as his unique vision and communication style make him a dynamic teacher. Whether teaching comedy or drama, Tim focuses on an actor’s authenticity and flexibility. His knowledge of the craft – both theoretical and experiential -, his passion for acting, and his deep desire for an actor’s growth electrify his class and his students.

Jami Rudofsky

Jami Rudofsky has been casting television, film and theatre in Los Angeles for close to 20 years. Jami received a BFA In Theatre from UCLA. Jami just finished casting  GILMORE GIRLS, A YEAR IN THE LIFE, for Netflix after a 10 year hiatus from the show. She also cast the YouTube Red Original Series SING IT, and is cast the past 3 seasons of MASTERS OF SEX with Risa Bramon Garcia.  Jami is also the Resident Casting Director and Artistic Associate at the award winning CELEBRATION THEATER. Jami’s background in acting and casting gives her a great understanding of the plight of the working actor. She approaches her work with actors from a place of respect and collaboration.

Christy Faison

A Midwest girl with southern roots, Christy Faison moved to Los Angeles 15 years ago and began her casting career in the Talent and Casting department at FOX. She started online casting shortly after and worked on various pilots, series and films. She found her casting home working with Risa Bramon Garcia on THE CAPE and A GIFTED MAN . She has since worked on the television series BOSS, THE NEWSROOM, ASH VS. EVIL DEAD for Starz, THE SPOILS BEFORE DYING starring Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig and the Terence Malick movie KNIGHT OF CUPS among others. Always an advocate for actors, Christy believes in creating a warm, safe, and fun environment during the audition process.

Will Doughty

Will Doughty brings 20 years of performance and industry experience to the BGB Studio. With his first love being improvisation, Will brings a unique vision to scripted work that gives actors a practical path for letting go of “The Plan” and diving deep into play. Improvisation is used as a spring board for actors to own their power, explore their choices and trust their instincts take after take.  Will has television credits for NBC, Showtime, and Comedy Central along with dozens of national commercial credits.  His aim is to ignite playful curiosity in every actor’s process resulting in a full and spontaneous performance.

What Actors Are Saying

One weekend will change your work forever