The New Work

The work is different now + you want to suit up.

Class Details

Teacher:  Risa Bramon Garcia with Shane Connor + Corey Parker

Dates:  Mondays, August 24 – October 5.  6 weeks. (OFF 9/7 Labor Day)  

Time:  10:30am – 1:30pm Pacific Time.  Online. 

Ideal for: Advanced Actors who want to up their game for now & for what’s coming.  By application or invitation to be a working participant.  No prerequisite to observe.  **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes.**  (Cancellation Policy.)

Cost:  $499 for the entire 6-week program. 1st installment of $299, followed by $200, due after class 2.

Where:  Online via Zoom. 

The Industry will be forever different going forward.

The Industry is- for the most part- stalled, and waiting- along with all of us- as it starts to roll out slowly.  You have a unique opportunity right now to be inside (and ahead of) the change that is happening- as everyone in the Industry prepares for a new way of working.

This 6-week class with Risa Bramon Garcia (director, casting director, producer, teacher of 40 years), along with 2 brilliant BGB Master Teachers, Shane Connor and Corey Parker, is your guide to exercising leadership in your craft and career (in the virtual spaces, in your self-tapes, and eventually in person) so that you’re able to bring the full force of your talent to your work in this new paradigm.

The New Work is an essential 6-week online intensive that will guide you to understand and practice the kind of authentic, bold, present, and specific work it’s going to take to move Industry creatives NOW and when things come back. Everything right now is happening on camera and/or in a virtual setting, so you have to get right with that. And the great news is that we are seeing the most beautiful work being done by actors and writers in this new arena, work that is personal, courageous, and deep. Your work now is to unearth your distinctive voice as an actor (and more), to practice presence on screen, to allow YOU to be fully seen, and to deeply affect your audience, no matter the genre or the platform.


What works in here works everywhere.

The New Work introduces you to a whole new way of experiencing your acting practice.

This class is not an audition ABC, nor does it give you any tips and tricks. Rather these 6 weeks blur the lines between your unique artistry and the often paralyzing confines of the audition process, the new virtual platforms, and the “perceived” Industry (then, now, and later). In these 6 weeks you begin to let go of old ways and to stretch beyond your comfort zone. In challenging yourself and each other to show up fully each week, you start to to embrace the wonderful, messy humanity of every relationship in any scene. You get to claim your voice, your courage, and your leadership- with ease, authenticity, and power! You connect the joy in your practice (with technology and beyond), and lead with artistic power! 

Everything changes the moment you apply.

Limited enrollment.

This class will sell out quickly.

Your Teachers

The Work

Each week you engage in a new way in which to explore your voice, to get personal, specific, and bold, and to challenge your resistance. And resistance will show up. Facing your fears and your resistance (now more than ever) is a big part of pushing through to absolute, unapologetic freedom in your work. Once you tackle it in this new realm, it will be a new way of working forever.

These 6 weeks include assigned scenes, material you bring in, on-camera work (for 2 of the classes)- including a unit on self-tapes- along with storytelling and writing to bring you closer to a more connected, powerful relationship with your work. From your work on camera on Zoom, your clips are sent to you to continue your exploration.

It’s time to come back to the work you love.  It’s time to work at a championship level all the time!

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.

Actor Appreciations

Return to your artistry no matter what.

Take your superpower as an actor and bring it to the new Industry model.