The Monday Daytime Workout is an amazing weekly intensive that keeps your artistry sharp and ready for anything that’s required of a working actor. Work nights? No problem. BGB’s Daytime Workout is your weekly training session in an ongoing class on Monday afternoons. Meisner exercises, cold read scenes, and improv work keep you connected to your artistry and ready for any work you’ll do on stage, on set or in the audition room.
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Light Your Acting On Fire
Your career will thank you.
There’s so much riding on this for you. You want success so badly. You want to get it right. But there’s no math in this business. Decision makers are moved by wild, bold, specific talent. And in order to sharpen your talent to the point of a champion you’re going to have to fuel your pursuit with passion. The Daytime Workout lights your artistic soul on fire and gives you the tools to succeed.
Meisner-based exercises train heightened awareness, deep presence and emotional specificity so you dance on the edge of every moment. Scene work and creative adjustments train artistic flexibility, the ability to take notes, making swift, bold choices and coming to the kind of self-awareness that allows you to take command of your work.
“This class can’t be about me. I’m only as good as my ability to help you find the power to be great without me. My goal is to create and defend spaces in which you’re expected to push your own boundaries. And I do my best to do that with kindness and firmness. Sure, sometimes actors need a kick in the ass. But it can’t be about my ego. It has to be about your growth.” -Steve Braun
- STEVE BRAUNTeacher/Studio Founder
Steve Braun is an acting teacher and coach whose clients include lead and recurring actors from WHEN THEY SEE US, WESTWORLD, MR. ROBOT, FEUD, NARCOS, SNOWFALL, THE CROSSING, HOMELAND, ATYPICAL, GREENLEAF, SNEAKY PETE, 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.
While pursuing an acting career, Steve starred in movies such as HAROLD AND KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, WRONG TURN 2 and THE TRIP. He 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.
Steve draws on decades of acting training, Buddhist practice and martial arts training to help his clients discover and express their unique emotional truth.
More on Steve here.
What Actors are Saying
Taking class with Steve is an empowering experience. Steve brings with him insight, patience, and the uncanny ability to know when to push, and when to lay back. But what’s more impressive about working with Steve is what he DOESN'T bring. He never shows up with ego, or an agenda and never makes you feel like the class is about him. It's really like watching a martial arts instructor...he makes small adjustments, re-aligns you, but always makes you acutely aware that your journey can only be walked by you. What I find unique about Steve is it's so clear that he isn't interested in keeping you dependent on him as a crutch. He is interested in making YOU your most powerful ally. If you couldn't tell, I can’t say enough about Steve. He has changed my life, my career, and my emotional well being.