The very word strikes panic. Either you don’t get as many as you’d like or you get them but don’t book them. You’re lost, uncertain, and drowning in self-doubt. BGB’s Audition Revolution Weekend will turn what you think about auditioning on its head. These few days of mind-altering work blur the lines between your unique artistry and the often paralyzing confines of the audition process.
To book work, you must let go and let your unique artistry propel you into the room like a conquering hero. Questions like, “what do I wear?” “where do I look?” “should I sit or should I stand?” are the questions of an amateur. Champions let the work affect them, have a strong point of view, and make bold choices that are guided by their well-tuned instincts. And after doing that work, they walk in the room and boldly offer their work with muscular generosity.
No matter where you are in your career, now is the time to do the work that books work.
We get it. Your rent, your health insurance, and the very invalidation of your life choices are at stake every audition. And left unchecked, the gut-punch of bad feedback or the deafening silence or indifference start to make you stray from what books work. It makes you fear the audition and expect to be disappointed. Your work begins to narrow and your artistry eventually dies.
So you must push back. You must revolutionize your approach to the entire audition process. You must become an Audition Leader, separating you from the pack!
The BGB Studio’s Audition Revolution offers you a transformational 3-day weekend of career-changing audition work, along with champion-level skills that let you manage the paralyzing anxiety, fear, and doubt that may be holding you back. This approach has revolutionized auditioning and helped hundreds of actors find their ease, presence, power, and joy in the audition process.
It’s time for you to bring the full force of your unique talent into the audition room.
Everything changes the moment you apply.
Space is extremely limited.
This weekend will sell out.
Teacher: BGB Master Teachers.
Dates: Next weekend coming in 2020.
Time: Check back soon.
Ideal for: Actors with an open heart and mind. By application or invitation.
What We’ll Cover
- Corey ParkerTeacher
Corey Parker, an acclaimed actor in his own right, has trained actors on and off Broadway, on TV, and in film for 20 years. He has coached Patrick Dempsey, Sean Combs, Annaleigh Ashford, Scoot McNairy, and many more. His credits include WILL AND GRACE (NBC), THIRTYSOMETHING (ABC), and NASHVILLE (ABC). Corey studied with Uta Hagen and worked under the direction of Herbert Berghof in three productions at the HB Playwrights Foundation. He has performed on Broadway at the St. James and Off-Broadway in Steppenwolf’s Tony-winning production of ORPHANS. 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, 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 came to the work through a long and joyful stretch in musical theater. After he finished his BFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he moved to LA and has been working ever since. Career highlights include roles on TRANSPARENT, LOPEZ and CRIMINAL MINDS, as well as numerous plays, sketches, and web series. Felipe believes that the trademark of any successful acting career is cultivating a supportive community of creators with whom to collaborate — that way, you’ll always be working and invested in doing the work.
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.
- Risa Bramon GarciaTeacher/Studio Founder
For the past 4 decades Risa has collaborated with the most groundbreaking artists in the world. She’s worked (and continues to work) as a director, producer, casting director, and teacher. Having directed two feature films, 200 CIGARETTES and THE CON ARTIST in Canada, she has also directed television shows and dozens of plays in New York & Los Angeles.
Her casting résumé includes more than 100 feature films, TV shows, & plays, including movies such as SOMETHING WILD, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, ANGEL HEART, FATAL ATTRACTION, JACOB’S LADDER, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, JFK, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, TRUE ROMANCE, SPEED, TALK RADIO, and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, as well as serving as a producer on Oliver Stone’s NATURAL BORN KILLERS, and THE DOORS, which she also cast.
She’s cast numerous TV shows and pilots, including ROSEANNE, MASTERS OF SEX, THE AFFAIR, and more.
Risa is the co-founder of The BGB Studio, her artistic home.
More on Risa here.
- 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 WHEN THEY SEE US, 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.
What our actors are saying
I cannot overstate how great the Audition Revolution was. The passion and compassion they bring, the professionalism and deep respect for both the art and the artist–all these qualities make them extraordinary. I unhesitatingly recommend them to any actor, at any stage of the business. Oh, and it was REALLY fun.Harley Jane Kozak ARACHNOPHOBIA
Angelica Jordan THE MANY LOVES OF BENJAMIN
Henry Hereford CROSSBONES
Joey Vahedi NCIS: NEW ORLEANS