Discover your unimaginable power.

The ups and downs of the industry can rob you of the creative spirit you need to succeed. The pursuit of an acting career can be emotionally violent and without a strong practice that protects your art (the art that ultimately books you work) success is out of reach. To have the career you want you’re going to have to blow them away and the only way you do that is to nurture the fire that started you on this path in the first place. The Core pours gas on that fire and lets it rage.

This transformational 8-week class is your respite from the industry, giving you life-changing training that will serve as your artistic anchor for the rest of your days. The Core disrupts the stale patterns in your acting and gives you confidence, clarity, emotional power, and the practical skills to take your craft and your career to the next level.

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.


You are unique to the universe.

…and that is why you will book work.

The rejection and merciless indifference of the industry can make you hide who you are, protect your vulnerability, and dim your unique light. The Core disrupts the stale patterns that result from being beat down by the industry, and ignites your passion to discover and express who you are in your work.  It is the path to the type of championship level work that creates a successful acting career.

The Details

Dates: Thursdays, January 24 – March 14.  Sign up now as this class fills fast!
Duration: 8 weeks. 10:30am-1:30pm.

The BGB Studio

10950 Burbank Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601

Requirements: An open heart and mind. 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.

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The Work

Working with Steve Braun and a slate of BGB’s Master teachers, you’ll come back to the core of who you are as an artist. Each class offers a unique exploration into the depths of your artistry. On this 8-week journey you will find your unique voice as an actor and what might be in the way of the fullest expression of that voice. You will explore various practices, find connection to your scene partner and your own rich emotional life, and begin to own your artistic power.

Class 1-2- The Source.  Re-discover and re-ignite the engine of your creative force. 

Class 3-  Your body.  Integrate your body into your talent.

Class 4- Imaginative scene work.  “Getting it right” doesn’t exist.

Class 5- Instinct Freedom.  Let it rip.

Class 6- Being a Creator.  Be done with waiting for permission to act.

Class 7-  Presence.  How to bring the full force of your talent anywhere, anytime.

Class 8-  Where you’re Going.  Commit to the next chapter of your artist life. 

Your Teacher(s)

Teachers listed below (other than Steve) are subject to change.

  • Steve Braun
    Steve BraunTeacher/Studio Founder

    Steve Braun is an acting coach and communication consultant, drawing on many years of acting training, Buddhist practice and martial arts training to help his clients discover and express their unique emotional truth. His coaching and teaching clients include lead and recurring actors from WESTWORLD, MR. ROBOT, FEUD, NARCOS, HOMELAND, THE NEWSROOM, CHICAGO LAW, TRANSPARENT, 10 DAYS IN THE VALLEY, MAD MEN, DEXTER, TRUE BLOOD, VAMPIRE DIARIES, THE BLACKLIST, CSI, CSI: NY, etc, etc.

    More on Steve here.

  • L. Trey Wilson
    L. Trey WilsonTEACHER

    L. Trey Wilson is an actor, writer, director, producer, teaching artist and facilitator. Originally from Chicago and now makes his home in Los Angeles.

    As an actor, theater credits include: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, A FEW GOOD MEN, TRUE WEST, A LESSON BEFORE DYING, THE SECRET GARDEN, THE KATRINA PLAY, STAGE DIRECTIONS. He worked for two seasons with Shakespeare and Co. performing in TAMING OF THE SHREW, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, and MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Television and Film credits: LAW AND ORDER SVU, MONK, FINAL JUSTICE, SPEED RACER, WHITEWASH and presently the popular Netflix series SENSE 8.

    Writing and Directing credits include his plays, THREE PART DISHARMONY, ALL ABOUT ESTHER, STAGE DIRECTIONS, TURN, SOMETHING HAPPENED, STAY, AUGUST (a collection of 31 short plays), a six part Web series and two solo performance pieces.

    Awards include: The LA Drama Critics Circle Award, The NAACP Award, The Backstage West Garland Award, The LA Weekly Award, The GLAAD Award and The Ovation Award. 

    More on Trey here.

  • Felipe Figueroa
    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 Doughty
    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 Jay-
    -Debby Jay-Teacher

    When Debby Jay had her first lesson in the Alexander Technique in 1982, she experienced a sense of lightness and ease that proved transformative and changed the direction of her life. She studied Alexander privately for 4 years, trained to be a teacher at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in New York and over the last 27 years has been teaching individuals and groups, including a 7-year stint at the Howard Fine Acting Studio. To better understand why people embody themselves the way they do, Debby got additional training in Somatic Experiencing- a body-oriented approach to resolving trauma.  She is delighted to be able to help her students and clients experience greater emotional and physical freedom and feel increasingly grounded in their own truth.

    More on Debbie here.


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