Our mission during this pandemic is clear:
We need to give actors really affordable online training, AND help those in need during this unprecedented time of suffering. So, we’re offering Pop-up Classes at $25 and donating half the money to first responders. These 75 minute live Zoom sessions, led by Risa and/or Steve, will be chock-full of incredible tools for your career, your art, and your well-being. Plus, signing up helps take care of those on the front lines of the fight against this virus. We will donate on your behalf to First Responders First.
We’re excited to share our decades of Industry experience with you during these challenging times, and support #FirstRespondersFirst.
About Your Instructors
Risa Bramon Garcia
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.
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.