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, and 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 Masterclass
A SPECIALIZED CLASS GIVEN BY AN EXPERT TO A GROUP OF HIGHLY TALENTED ARTISTS.
This MasterClass 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 + BGB MASTER TEACHERS|
|DATES:||NEXT ROUND COMING SEPTEMBER 2019! Sign up now as this class fills fast!|
|Duration:||8 weeks. 2:30pm – 5:30pm.|
The BGB Studio
10950 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
|Requirements:||A willingness to get back to the work and go back to the beginning. For advanced working actors. By application or invitation only. There are no make-ups for this 8-week class. (Cancellation Policy)|
|Cost:||2 installments of $350. $700 for the entire 8-week program.|
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 MasterClass 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 passion and vision to his work that inspires performers to balance structure and freedom in their creative process. With 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry including television credits for NBC, Showtime and Comedy Central and a dozen national commercial campaigns, his classes are high energy, positive, supportive and empowering. Will has been guest teaching at the BGB Studio for over six years and is an advocate for freedom of expression. Will has studied and performed improv in Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Austin, and San Francisco. His LA training includes UCB, iOWest, and Second City. Will also co-produced and co-hosted Crashbar Improv weekly for 5 years, which has given birth to the annual LA Indie Improv Festival. Will challenges the improv form by bringing it to the script. His classes blend the spontaneity of improv with grounded scripted material, challenging actors to trust in their process and show up fully to their performance be it comedy or drama. He believes that an actor’s imagination is the defining factor in their craft.
More on Will here.
- DEBBY JAYTeacher
When Debby Jay had her first lesson in the Alexander Technique in 1982, she experienced a sense of lightness and ease that astonished her and changed the direction of her life. She studied Alexander privately for four years, and trained to be a teacher at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York, and for almost 30 years has been teaching individuals and groups.
To better understand why people embody themselves they way they do, Debby got additional training in Somatic Experiencing- a body-oriented approach to resolving trauma.
Debby has helped hundreds of actors- at the Howard Fine Acting Studio and at BGB Studio- to develop a more radiant and focused presence in their work.
Debby is delighted to be able to help her students and clients experience greater emotional and physical freedom and to feel increasingly grounded in their own truth.
More on Debby here.
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. The 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
Risa's class is exceptional! A rare find in LA! She creates a safe and nurturing environment for actors. I consistently felt motivated and moved by the work of my fellow classmates, who were all exceptionally talented. Risa pulled us out of our comfort zones and has made a huge difference in how I approach my work!Erin Breen SILICON VALLEY