To book work consistently and have the kind of acting career you dream of, you need to be practicing your art consistently in a place where you can take risks, go deep and get messy every week. You need a community of like-minded artists who push you, nurture you and give you access to an incredible depth of knowledge about the craft the and Industry.
The Ongoing BGB Atlanta Workout is that place. It’s a class for bold artists that gives you everything you need for success. Whether you’re looking to stay sharp between auditions and jobs, cultivate connection to an artistic community of working, Industry professionals, or rediscover the joy of the work you love, this weekly practice will motivate, challenge, and inspire you to reach new heights. It will always bring you back to the power of the work as your touchstone. Every week.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
Take Command Of Your Artistic Power
Engage, Affect, Ignite
We must keep coming back to the work, staying true to the art that called to us once upon a time, took hold of us, and never let us go. We must keep that work alive, wherever we are. And we must find success in the work for its own sake, and make that our most meaningful job.
The Ongoing BGB Atlanta Workout is a revitalizing weekly workout designed to keep you razor sharp, push your boundaries, and awaken your unique artistry. Four times each month you’ll get to collaborate with fellow talented, committed actors and engage in intimate working relationships in order to affect each other on an emotional level, be affected, and create bold, unique choices from that place. You will cement a practice that you can take with you anywhere. And doing so, you will become an Artistic Leader.
Everything changes the moment you apply.
Space is extremely limited.
Teacher: Hayes Mercure with Risa/Steve from BGB-LA
Dates: Tuesday evenings, 7 – 10pm. Weekly ongoing class, 4x/month.
Duration: This is an ongoing class with a recommended minimum three-month commitment.
Location: Nova House. 12800A North Druid Hills NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Requirements: By application or invitation only. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)
Cost: $200/month for 4 classes per month along with lots more.
What You’ll Get
Join us for Ongoing BGB Atlanta and you’ll get:
- A muscular weekly, ongoing workout with Hayes Mercure including at least one on-camera class per month (addressing self-taping, auditioning, on-camera ease, etc.)
- Free weekly yoga.
- Free monthly career check-ins/coaching with us directly— Risa and/or Steve.
- Monthly community volunteer opportunities to keep you focused on engagement, service, and generosity (three attributes that every actor must have.)
- Free access to our entire library of online resources, programs, products, scripts, and more, including:
- Our 3-in-1 10-Day Actor’s Challenge Bundle (valued at $19.99)
- Our groundbreaking Audio Series, The BGB Career Coach (valued at $79.00)
In this ongoing workout class, you’ll boldly explore scene work and exercises rooted in BGB’s focus on presence, awareness and bringing the full force of your unique experience in collaboration with the material. With Hayes, you’ll train surgical specificity, artistic flexibility so you can take any note a director gives you and adjust in a flash, and the kind of self-awareness that allows you to take command of your work, your career and your life.
At least one class a month is on-camera and like all BGB ongoing classes, you’ll also explore a myriad of other practices- including improv, meditation, writing, filmmaking, creating work, and more- all designed to deepen your personal creative expression and empower you on your artistic and career journey.
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.
- Hayes MercureTeacher
Hayes Mercure is an Atlanta-based actor who spent six years in Los Angeles, four of which were under the guidance and teaching of Risa and Steve. He also trained in London, England at Drama Studio London in their one-year classical theatre program. He has worked on such shows as FOX’s NEW GIRL, Lifetime’s DROP DEAD DIVA, and Sundance Channel’s THE RED ROAD. Film credits include Christopher Guest’s MASCOTS for Netflix, HEADLOCK opposite Diana Agron, and TERM LIFE starring Vince Vaughn. When not acting or teaching, Hayes is navigating the challenges and joy of early parenthood alongside his ever-patient wife, Stacie.
More on Hayes here.
- Steve BraunTeacher/Studio Founder
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. His coaching and teaching clients include lead and recurring actors from WESTWORLD, MR. ROBOT, FEUD, NARCOS, HOMELAND, THE NEWSROOM, CHICAGO LAW, TRANSPARENT, 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY, MAD MEN, DEXTER, TRUE BLOOD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE BLACKLIST, CSI, CSI: NY, etc, etc.
More on Steve here.
- Risa Bramon GarciaTeacher/Studio Founder
For the past 35 years Risa has collaborated with the most groundbreaking artists in the world. She’s worked as a director, producer, casting director, and teacher. Having directed two feature films, 200 CIGARETTES and THE CON ARTIST in Canada, she has also directed for television and dozens of plays in New York & Los Angeles.
Her casting résumé includes more than 100 feature films, TV shows, & plays, including movies such as SOMETHING WILD, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, ANGEL HEART, FATAL ATTRACTION, JACOB’S LADDER, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, JFK, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, TRUE ROMANCE, SPEED, TALK RADIO, and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, as well as serving as a producer on Oliver Stone’s NATURAL BORN KILLERS, and THE DOORS, which she also cast. She’s cast numerous TV shows, including ROSEANNE, MASTERS OF SEX, THE AFFAIR, and more.
More on Risa here.
What Actors are Saying
Hayes has the soul of an artist and the work ethic of a pro athlete. He’s a talented, generous teacher, with the hugest heart and a tireless devotion to his craft. We are deeply excited to be working with Hayes as a BGB Master teacher and our artistic ambassador in Atlanta.
One of the many amazing things I’ve gotten out of BGB Atlanta is the opportunity to consistently work with incredible, world-class talent. Each of you I’ve had the privilege to work with in this space has done something magical for me in my experience as an actor. So I just want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you.