The actor’s work is one of creativity, of growth, and of perseverance. We can get caught up in the day to day, the ups and downs, and sometimes find ourselves empty, isolated, confused, or frustrated. The Actor’s Journey offers tools for weaving self-care and self-awareness into every stage of our work. By utilizing our preparation, our authenticity, with tools such as journaling and mindfulness, we can transform auditions into learning experiences that both flourish and inform our long-term creative path.
Replace people-pleasing with empowered choice-making. Replace desperation with soul-driven purpose. Where fear has taken you away from your inner self, you can breathe and allow fear to bring you closer to the level of work you want to do, and closer to the humanity of each character.
Corey Parker is your master guide on this Actor’s Journey. He has lived as an actor for over 30 years and has booked jobs on multiple networks, stage productions, and in film. He has taught actors for 18 years with empathy, compassion, talent, and professionalism.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
The Actor’s Journey
A workshop of impassioned discovery and collaboration.
Acting is doing. In 8 weeks, you can learn to develop new work habits that can improve the effectiveness of your preparation, your choice-making, and your follow-through. And this work can inspire you in mind, body, and spirit. You will work every week, letting go of left-brain (analytical) ideas; instead entering a creative process that can be integrated into any actor’s day to day practices. Increase the amount of authenticity you bring to each moment- on-camera and off- through the practice of Trust.
Actors are willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, but there is an important lesson there- learning where to put your energy and where not to put your energy. Success as an actor is not just a matter of will! What you are exposed to in this class will heighten your work, reconnect you with your joy in the process, and guide you to take care of yourself in the Journey of your work as a committed actor.
|Dates:||Tuesdays, January 29th – March 19th. Sign up now as this class fills fast!|
|7-10 pm. 8 weeks.|
The BGB Studio
10950 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
|Requirements:||A desire and willingness to get back to the work you love. For working actors. By application or invitation only. There are no make-ups for this 8-week class. (Cancellation Policy)|
|Cost:||2 installments of $325. $650 for the entire 8-week program.|
Corey works with you on where to put your energy as an actor and where you can get out of your own way. He creates a safe space in this class, and addresses finding solutions to any actor’s old issues, fears, self-doubts, and insecurities. This is a solution-based process that includes being seen, heard, and supported by Corey, an actor and teacher with a mission- to support you where you need it, empower you when you want it, and let you learn not by talking, but by doing.
Work is done on-camera and off, with a variety of scene material. Sometimes you bring in material, sometimes it is provided. You may work with material more than 1 week in a row.
This is a class for working actors.
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.
- COREY PARKERTeacher
Corey Parker, an acclaimed actor in his own right, has trained actors on and off Broadway, on TV, and in film for 17 years. He has coached Patrick Dempsey, Sean Combs, Annaleigh Ashford, Scoot McNairy, and many more. Corey studied with Uta Hagen and worked under the direction of Herbert Berghof in three productions at the HB Playwrights Foundation. Corey is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and the Ensemble Studio Theatre. He worked with the Steppenwolf Theater Company and has appeared on stage at the Public Theater in NY where he worked with Joseph Papp, at Circle Rep where he worked with Lanford Wilson, at the St. James, the American Place, and the Mark Taper Forum, among others. He’s also worked extensively in film and television. Corey has taught at numerous studios, including HB Studio. He has taught for Susan Batson in New York and L.A., at Rhodes College, the University of Memphis, and the list goes on. He currently teaches regular classes in Nashville and Memphis, and whenever we can get him to join us at BGB in Los Angeles.
More on Corey here.
- Eddie CahillTeacher
Eddie broke into television in the role of Rachel’s helplessly unqualified but sweet assistant Tag on FRIENDS. Following this, Eddie appeared on several television series including SEX AND THE CITY and FELICITY before landing his most career-defining role to date as homicide detective Don Flack in the long-running series CSI:NY. He was last seen as Conner Wallace on ABC’s CONVICTION. In film, Cahill made his debut in Disney’s MIRACLE playing USA hockey icon Jim Craig.
Eddie lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
More on Eddie here.
What Actors are Saying
After surviving a brutal pilot season, I took Corey’s class to find whatever it was that I thought the casting directors and producers and network executives weren’t seeing in me. Pretty quickly into the class I realized that they weren’t seeing me because I wasn’t giving them me. I was giving some bizarro version of the me I thought they wanted. I will forever be grateful to Corey for showing me how to bring myself to the material, and ultimately, the joy back into my work.Paulina Bugembe Love on Netflix
In this class I found the power to not back down. Corey helped me realize why my choices are not as specific as they can be. I can see now how I can get out of my head and into the action of the story, fighting for what I personally want. It's a much richer experience for myself and the audience! Thanks, CoreyMara Davi SMASH
Corey is an exceptional teacher. I not only grew tremendously in his class, but also really found the joy in my work again. I have my MFA and have been to several studios in Los Angeles, but I have never before had a more intuitive and specific teacher than Corey. He possesses a magical ability of taking care of actors while helping them find their voice and what they uniquely bring to a set of sides. I loved my time with Corey!Lexa Gluck Legion
Corey created an atmosphere in which to feel safe and vulnerable. I could feel the growth with each class and it gave me an urge to want to be better and the need to work on my craft daily. I recently had an audition and was truly surprised at the level of confidence I had in the room and leading up to it. I did not obsess over the lines, nor worry about how I may sound or look. I was fully engulfed by character and allowed that to lead me. It turned out to be a great audition! With his wisdom, great energy, and stressing the importance of self care, I can truly say I gained a lot of knowledge about myself and my craft! Thank you Corey!Trishauna Clarke Greater