Teacher: Risa Bramon Garcia
Dates: Saturdays, 10am – 1pm. 3x/month on an ongoing basis.
Duration: This is an ongoing class with a recommended minimum three-month commitment.
Requirements: For advanced working actors – also interested in creating their own work. By application or invitation only. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)
Cost: $206.25/month for three classes per month.
There’s a notion in this town that the actor’s life is about booking work.
While that may be true to some extent, the real measure of success is your relationship to your creative experience- to the personal expression of your specific, strong, unique voice as an actor and a creator. In order to keep that alive, you must be in rehearsal and in the active creation of work when you’re not on a job. And even then- while you’re working- you need a sustained practice to keep yourself connected.
You need a place where you can do the work for its own sake, a place where you can take risks, be challenged, allow yourself to evolve. In Rehearsal is a place where Risa and a vibrant, talented ensemble of actors come together in the work every week and do just that.
And by the way, that’s what books work.
In all her years in this industry as a director, producer, casting director, and teacher, this ongoing class is a realized dream of Risa’s and the culmination of her experiences. Be a part of the journey.
For Working Actors. BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
In Rehearsal is a deep and practical weekly training and workshop session for working actors looking to stay sharp between jobs, to stay connected to the joy of the work, and to create work out of that inspiration.
Be In Rehearsal. Every Week.
This class will sell out.
Risa is a director at heart.
And it is as a director that Risa has put together these weekly gatherings of bold, talented actors, meeting you where you are in your process, your practice, your career.
The Work We Do
While auditioning is a part of the investigation, the focus of In Rehearsal is getting reconnected to your creative voice and to your fellow artists. This is an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and dig into all sorts of material, exercises, and practices. To explore ways of accessing your rich emotional life and to be able to make specific, truthful choices with ease. To create new work together- write, direct, and shoot what you create. To take each other to deeper and higher places, under Risa’s guidance.
In Rehearsal affords you the time and opportunity to come together in a way that will enliven you every week, push your boundaries, challenge your beliefs, collaborate with fellow travelers, and cement a practice that you can take with you anywhere.
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.
I have gotten so much out of this class. For me it's been a profound journey towards rejuvenating my love of the craft and making time for myself. And it's also given me great tools for reaching the (sometimes allusive) authenticity I seek as a person and actor. It's been food for my soul. I'm learning that it's so much easier on the soul ultimately to connect, be vulnerable, and be seen. It's the fear and disconnection that's full of angst and so much harder. Me and my soul thank you.Lesley Fera PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be included in Risa's class. Watching the incredible work is so inspiring, and I keep thinking, “I can’t believe I’m included among such amazing actors!” As you know, inspiration can be difficult to cultivate in the rat race of the business, so I’m so happy to have a real dose of it.Milena Govich FINDING CARTER
In the 30 years I’ve known Risa, I’ve felt first hand what it is to be inspired by her energy and passion. She has always been an actor’s best friend. As director, producer, casting director, and teacher, she zeroes in on the unique brilliance of each actor, that individual “light” so often blocked by assorted fears and neuroses.Robert Joy CSI: NY
When I found BGB I was searching for something to take my work to another level, a missing ingredient. What I experienced was a room full of unbelievably creative and daring people and I knew this was a unique Studio. The lessons I learned did immediately, and will forever, change the way I approach material. Within a short time of putting this to use, I found myself landing the kind of role I had always wanted.Charlie Weber HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
Thank you Risa for reminding us that the only limits that exist are the ones we create for ourselves. It is invigorating, incredibly satisfying work all fueled by the heights you lift us to in class. Thank you for caring, thank you for reminding us what is important and thank you for spreading joy. Grateful is an understatement.Yetide Badaki AMERICAN GODS