Teacher: Felipe Figueroa
Dates: Monays, 6:30pm – 9:30pm. Weekly ongoing class, 4x/month.
Duration: This is an ongoing class with a recommended minimum three-month commitment.
Requirements: By application or invitation only. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)
Cost: $275/month for four classes per month.
Engage, Affect, Ignite
The real measure of success in your career is your relationship to your creative experience – to the personal expression of your specific, strong, unique voice. In order to keep that alive, you must be in the work at all times, challenging every part of yourself, pursuing collaboration, and fostering inspiration. You need to be in a sustained practice where you can take risks, go deeper, get messy, and explore and express human connection.
The Ongoing BGB Workout With Felipe is a class for bold artists to do just that. And to support one another each week in the work. Whether you’re looking to stay sharp between auditions and jobs, cultivate connection to an artistic community, or rediscover the joy of the work you love, this weekly practice will motivate, challenge, and inspire you, raise you to new heights, and bring you back to the work as your touchstone. Every week.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
The Ongoing BGB Workout With Felipe 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.
This class will sell out.
In this ongoing class, scene work- rooted in a strong and compassionate Meisner tradition- train your artistic flexibility and cultivate your ability to make swift, bold choices, guiding you to the kind of self-awareness that allows you to take command in all of your work. Along with that, you work on-camera once per month and explore a myriad of other practices- including improv, meditation, writing, shooting, 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.
During the few months I have been in Felipe's class I feel more empowered and inspired to approach the work. He creates a safe, nurturing space for expansion and connection, which has allowed me to unravel my vulnerability and take more chances. Felipe makes it about the student and supports the emotional journey in the work by opening up the imagination. To connect to this freedom is both exciting and cathartic. Just like any good workout, I feel satisfied when I finish class.Doris Guerrero HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
I like to call Felipe 'the actor whisperer.' It's like he sees into my mind and soul and can push me to make braver choices. Through working with Felipe I have become much more open and present in my work. I also love the focus on play and connection and how we are encouraged to embrace our messiness as human beings in a creative and supportive environment. My weekly workouts with him mean I feel ready to jump in when the next audition or job comes along.Suzanne Roche THE WAIT
Felipe has helped me grow tremendously in my process as an artist. From breaking down scripts, audition process, being alive moment to moment, my work saw a sharp incline when I began working with him. I believe he will help all artists- beginners, intermediate or advanced- explore and discover more than what's on the page to bring even more of themselves to a character. In short, he knows what casting is looking for and he knows how to help you deliver it.Tye White GREENLEAF
Felipe is, and has, such a gift. He is a patient teacher with a talent for meeting his actors where they are at, and inviting them, through his coaching, to dig deeper, make bolder choices, and embrace the beauty of the uncomfortable places where we can find the most growth. I look forward to more opportunities to study with him.Ashley Rideaux THE AFFAIR
I’ve known Felipe for numerous years; he’s coached me on many of my biggest jobs to date. He sees your artistry at whatever level you are and cuts out the crap, the fat, the bs that layers this industry and what we think other people want. He encourages you to find your true self in the work and bring your own uniqueness to the game. Simply: sees you, and isn’t that what was want most of all? I adore his insight, honesty, the way he has challenged me as an artist, actor, writer and comic. Through the years and ins and outs of the strenuous thing that is The Industry, I constantly go to him to take my work to the next level. A huge part of having a working career with longevity and growth is with going to the right coach and teacher; I feel blessed to call Felipe one of of the best.Ana Parsons DEXTER