The BGB 8-Week Workout is everything we believe an acting workout must be to lead to your success. It’s everything we stand for as a Studio. This work and these teachers offer the keys to professional and creative success. It’s all here.
Look, we hear you. You want to book work and change the world. But are you able to walk into any audition room, onto any set or stage with ease and power? Can you create a deep emotional connection in your work under unforgiving circumstances? Are you working with all cylinders firing? Are you in command of your career or waiting for it to happen to you? If you want to be a championship-level actor, it takes championship-level practice.
The BGB Studio’s 8-Week Workout is an essential 8-week intensive offering the kind of transformational work that books work and keeps you in the practice of being a bold, artistic leader. Each week, Master Teachers and Industry Professionals will disrupt the stale patterns in your acting, giving you confidence, clarity, and the practical skills to take your craft and career to the next level.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
Unlock the Undeniable power of your talent.
This amazing 8-week experience sharpens your instrument to an undeniable point and brings back the joy and effortlessness that attracted you to acting in the first place. It’s time to shed old beliefs, old habits, old practices, and turn your talent into artistic power and success.
|Teacher:||BGB Master Teachers (see Teacher Tab below)|
|Dates:||Check back soon for upcoming dates.|
The BGB Studio
10999 Riverside Dr., Suite 301
North Hollywood, CA 91602
|Requirements:||An open heart and mind. For working actors. There are no make-ups for this 8-week class. (Cancellation Policy)|
|Cost:||2 installments of $320. $640 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. Facing your fears and your resistance is essential in finding freedom and honesty in your work.
You will be guided through your 8-week journey by our amazing BGB Master Teachers. Here is an outline of what’s to come!
Class 1 – Meeting Resistance: Encounter your resistance and take command of your work.
Class 2 – Finding Connection: Explore a deeper connection to your instincts, your partner, and your audience.
Class 3 – The Real Audition Room: You’ve never seen the audition process like this.
Class 4 – Your Unique Voice: Find your own beautiful, unique voice in the work, from the audition room to the sound stage.
Class 5 – The Power of Choices: Discover how to make bold choices and take total ownership of those choices.
Class 6 – Total Freedom: Unleash your power through improv for the scripted audition.
Class 7 – Make It Personal: Step into your own powerful point of view; use your individual narrative to harness your authentic self and light up the room.
Class 8 – Your Artistic Declaration: Declare your steps to becoming an Artistic Warrior
The above schedule is subject to change.
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.
- Jami RudofskyTeacher
Jami has been casting for over 20 years and has worked in every medium. She has previously cast Season 4 of MASTERS OF SEX. She approaches coaching from the perspective of a working Casting Director, helping you identify choices you might not have thought about in preparation. By the time you walk out of your session, you will have the confidence to own the room and the ability to bring your best self to the audition.
More on Jami here.
- James EckhouseTeacher
James has acted in well over a hundred films and TV shows and has performed on and Off-Broadway and in regional theaters across the country…starred opposite Bryan Cranston in the Tony Award winning drama ALL THE WAY…best known to TV audiences as Jim Walsh on the original BEVERLY HILLS 90210… directed several short films and in episodic TV including the award-winning drama ONCE AND AGAIN.
James has been teaching for 12 years at various studios in LA. He trained at Chicago’s Second City and received his BFA in drama from The Juilliard School.
More on James here.
- 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.
- Felipe FigueroaTeacher
Felipe Figueroa is an actor that started in the world of musical theater- first in high school and then at NYU. During and following school he performed in many regional theater stages and his favorite credit of all time is Paul in A CHORUS LINE (played it twice). He took a hiatus from the business for 8 years and managed a dental office in Philadelphia which put money in the bank and helped pay his loans to NYU. However, the art tugged at him and he moved to Los Angeles to re-ignite his career. Favorite credits have been TRANSPARENT, LOPEZ and CRIMINAL MINDS. His favorite aspect of the work is finding his own voice in the script despite what the breakdown and the action lines say.
More on Felipe 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.
- When I considered which acting workshop(s) to take, I reached out to two trusted casting professional friends to ask which teachers or studios were most respected and/or would speak best on my resume. I received a number of suggestions, but the one overlapping recommendation was BGB Studios and it's easy to see why. Throughout our classes, we focused on our individual instruments and the skill sets each of us uniquely brings to the table. There was never a one-size-fits-all approach and each exercise was fresh, not a carbon copy of my previous training for film and theatre. My classmates were a joy to collaborate with and support. The honesty and vulnerability brought by our teachers brought out the same in our performances and our work. I would highly recommend BGB to others, whether you've been in this town for 12 years as I have or are just starting out.Natalie Nicole Gilbert MAD MEN
- 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 challenges 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
- Corey Parker's instinct, support, and expertise as a coach have been invaluable to me as a working actor. I strive to always be a student of the craft and he always takes me to a new level of specificity. He has been instrumental in my preparation for character work and for script analysis. Corey always helps me find the truth. His coaching has been a blessing to me.Annaleigh Ashford MASTERS OF SEX
- Bo Youngblood CONAN