The Advanced MasterClass w/ Risa & Guests – In-Studio

Transcend the audition. Book work through artistry.

Class Details

Teacher:  Risa Bramon Garcia with Sydney Walsh and Mike Faiola.

Dates: September 18 – November 6.

Time: Saturdays. 2-5:30pm Pacific time.

Ideal for:  Advanced, working actors with a willingness to return to the heart of the work. By application or invitation. There are no make-ups for this 8-week class.  (Cancellation Policy)

Cost:  $749 USD for 8 weeks.  $399 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $350 due after class 2.

WhereIn person at The BGB Studio with 1-2 online segments.

The Industry will be forever different going forward.

The Industry has been changed and you’re expected to show up with authority. You have a unique opportunity right now to be inside (and ahead of) the change that is happening- as everyone in the Industry begins a new way of working.

In that ask yourself…

Are you at the top of your game? Are you able to walk into an audition or self-tape, and onto set, with ease, confidence, and freedom, being fully YOURSELF? Are you finding deep emotional connection in your work? Are you working with all cylinders firing? Are you bringing artistic leadership to all aspects of your career?

If not…

The Advanced MasterClass is an essential 8-week intensive taught by Risa Bramon Garcia (director, casting director, producer, teacher of 40 years) along with BGB Master Teachers. Dismantling the fear, Risa, along with Sydney Walsh and Mike Faiola, guides you to your boldest, most personal and authentic self, creating space for you to make your most truthful choices in your preparation, in the any audition space, in your self-tapes, and in work you create yourself… doing the kind of work it’s going to take to move Industry creatives NOW. Most everything right now is happening on camera and/or in a virtual setting, so you have to get right with that. And the great news is that we are seeing the most beautiful work being done by actors and writers, and filmmakers in this new arena, work that is personal, courageous, and deep.

Your work together in this class is to unearth your distinctive voice as an actor (and more), to practice presence, to allow YOU to be fully seen, to understand the Industry NOW, and to deeply affect your audience, no matter the genre, the room, the circumstance — and come back to the joy of the work you love!


What works in here works everywhere.

The Advanced MasterClass introduces you to a whole new way of experiencing your acting practice..

This class is not an audition ABC, nor does it give you any tips and tricks. Rather these 8 weeks blur the lines between your unique artistry and the often paralyzing confines of the audition process, the new virtual platforms, and the “perceived” Industry. In these 8 weeks you begin to let go of old ways and to stretch beyond your comfort zone. In challenging yourself and each other to show up fully each week, you start to embrace the wonderful, messy humanity of every relationship in any scene. You get to claim your voice, your courage, and your artistic authority- with ease, authenticity, and leadership! You connect the joy in your practice with technology and the Industry, and lead with artistic power!

Everything changes the moment you apply.

Limited Enrollment.

This class will sell out quickly.

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The Work

Each week you engage in a new way in which to explore your voice, to get personal, specific, and bold, and to challenge your resistance. And resistance will show up. Facing your fears and your resistance (now more than ever) is a big part of pushing through to absolute, unapologetic freedom in your work. Once you tackle it in this new realm, it will be a new way of working forever.

These 8 weeks (mostly in-person and 2 on Zoom) include material you bring in and material you are assigned. Your class units include scene work, audition work (for 2 of the classes, including a unit on self-tapes), along with career coaching, storytelling, and writing to bring you closer to a more connected, powerful relationship with your work and each other. From your work on camera on Zoom or in-person, your clips are sent to you to continue your exploration.

It’s time to come back to the work you love. It’s time to lead in this new realm. It’s time to work at a championship level all the time!

The Advanced Master Class will be in person at The BGB Studio with 1-2 online class segments.

This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.

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