Are you at the top of your game? Are you able to walk into the audition room, onto set, and into rehearsal with ease and power? Are you finding deep emotional connection in your work? Are you working with all cylinders firing? Are you bringing artistic leadership to all aspects of your career?
If not… read on…
The Advanced Masterclass is an essential 8 week intensive taught by Risa Bramon Garcia (director, casting director, producer, teacher of 35 years) along with 2 guest BGB Master Teachers. Dismantling the fear, Risa strips you down to your boldest, most personal and most specific self, allowing you to make your most authentic choices in your preparation, in the casting room, on set, on stage.. Our work is to unearth your personal voice, to allow you to be fully seen and to move your audience. And to make sure you’re doing everything to move your career forward.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY. FOR ADVANCED ACTORS WORKING REGULARLY.
The Advanced Master Class
A SPECIALIZED CLASS GIVEN BY AN EXPERT TO A GROUP OF HIGHLY TALENTED ARTISTS.
This Master Class introduces you to a whole new way of experiencing your acting practice. It is not an audition ABC, nor does it give you any tips and tricks for auditioning. Rather these 8 weeks blur the lines between your unique artistry and the often paralyzing confines of the audition process, as well as your entire career.
Our journey is to guide you to do the kind of work you are capable of all the time, no matter where you are. You will be challenged to stretch and explore new ways in which to work, to claim your voice, your courage, and your conviction with ease, authenticity, and joy! This class will change the way you work and the way you think about yourself as an actor.
|Teacher:||RISA BRAMON GARCIA & 2 Guest BGB MASTER TEACHERS|
|Dates:||May 30th – July 25th. Off July 4. Sign up now as this class fills fast!|
|Duration:||8 weeks. Wednesdays, 10:30am-1:30pm.|
The BGB Studio
10999 Riverside Dr., Suite 301
North Hollywood, CA 91602
|Requirements:||By application or invitation only. This class is for advanced actors currently working regularly. There are no make-ups for this 8-week class. (Cancellation Policy)|
|Cost:||2 installments of $350. $700 for the entire 8-week program. Deposit of $350 to guarantee your spot.|
Each week you’ll engage in a new way in which to explore your unique voice, to get personal, specific, and bold, and to challenge your resistance. And resistance will show up. Facing our fears and our resistance is a big part of what we need to do to push through to freedom in our work.
These 8 weeks include assigned scenes, material you find yourselves, on-camera work (for some of the classes), along with Meisner exercises, improv, storytelling and writing to bring you closer to a more connected experience, no matter where and when you show up to work. From your work on camera, your clips will be sent to you to continue your exploration.
This is a Master Class for advanced actors currently working regularly.
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.
- -Risa Bramon Garcia-Coach/Studio Founder
For the past 35 years Risa has worked consistently as a director, producer, casting director, writer, and teacher in the arenas of theatre, film, and television. She has the great fortune to collaborate with some of the most talented, passionate, and groundbreaking artists in the world. She is dedicated to helping actors find their distinctive voice in their work so that they can enter into any room or stage with power and ease. More on Risa here.
- Will DoughtyTeacher
Will Doughty brings 20 years of performance and industry experience to the BGB Studio. With his first love being improvisation, Will brings a unique vision to scripted work that gives actors a practical path for letting go of “The Plan” and diving deep into play. Improvisation is used as a spring board for actors to own their power, explore their choices and trust their instincts take after take. His classes are high energy, passionate and devoted to crafting consistency. Will has studied and performed at THE UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE LA, iO WEST,COMEDY SPORTZ and BRAVE BEW WORKSHOP. He Co-produced and Hosted LA Weekly’s Best of Indie Improv show CRASHBAR IMPROV for 5 years.Will has television credits for NBC, Showtime, and Comedy Central along with dozens of national commercial credits. His aim is to ignite playful curiosity in every actor’s process resulting in a full and spontaneous performance.
What Actors are Saying
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
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. This 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
Risa’s class is such a wonderfully invigorating day of exploration. The special thing about Risa is that her attitude and passion gives us, as actors, the freedom, and more importantly the permission, to get out of our own way. To be committed to what we’re doing, no matter if it’s right or wrong. I will be back!Aaron Tveit LES MISERABLES
Don't hesitate…Take Risa's class! She's a treasure. The space, the environment, the pearls of wisdom, the NO B.S., the simple truth, and your relentless determination to get at that truth, and lead actors to it. Thank you for all of it. I want to get the word out to my fellow actors to take your class, because as a fellow actor who was in the class said to me unprompted, “It’s always good to be in Risa’s Orbit.Jeff LeBeau THE PRACTICE