Saturdays, October 2 - November 20 (8 Weeks)
2 - 5:30pm Pacific Time
Actors looking to dig deeper in their auditions & self-tapes. By application or invitation. **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes. (Cancellation Policy) (Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements)
$649 USD for 8 weeks. $349 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $300 due after class 2
In person at The BGB Studio with 1-3 online classes
Each week you’ll work in-person most of the time, along with a couple of classes on Zoom in order to keep you connected to self-taping and what auditions feel like in the virtual space. Each week you’ll get real-world input and tackle all of the audition and self-tape challenges and pitfalls, along with learning ways in which to free your work and show up fully on-camera. The material you work on will be a variety of scenes chosen by you and/or your teachers. The work will be recorded and sent to you for your PRIVATE review. And you’ll also do some self-taping at home and bring it in for review and coaching. Here you get to do it all!
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.
"I’ve studied with a few coaches and teachers over the past few years, and I can honestly say that Sydney is for sure one of the best. Sydney is real, authentic, and so compassionate about ensuring her students push themselves and bring out the best they can offer. I had a great time and will look out for any of her future classes!”
- Kieran Roberts, UP COUNTRY
"If I hadn’t been in BGB classes, I don’t believe I would’ve booked not only my first job in LA- but my first self-tape audition, period! The work we do in class has fundamentally changed the way I look at self-taping and auditioning. What you say about not worrying about small things, the technical, but focusing on the work. That it’s about the other person in the room. And most importantly, about showing up, taking leadership, and bringing yourself to the work. I mean, that right there, that’s Gold! For it….THANK YOU! I am so grateful for you for all of it, everything!"
- Glenn Thomas Cruz, KIDDING
"I was freaked out about self-taping big time. I’ve always relied on facilities but with Covid, I had to learn how to do this. I live alone, am not technical, and was quite intimidated about this class. All that went away upon my first session. Loved the class! Ironically, our last exercise was to tape a self-written monologue. As life goes, I had to write a monologue and tape if for a feature right as I got this assignment. It was so easy for me to do and I couldn’t have felt so confident about doing so if I’d not taken this class."
- Roslyn Cohn, MANK
"I can’t really give a better testimonial than what happened during my time in the class. Two days after our down and dirty dive into self-tapes for auditions I had one such self-tape. Through the practice of what Sydney had taught us in class about how to really bring yourself into the audition, using the space effectively, and connecting with who and where I am, I got the callback from the self-tape and booked it! This is a great educational space to let yourself be free to explore the life of you that you uniquely bring to every audition. Many thanks and I’m looking forward to furthering myself here."
- Daniel Mills, SMASH
"Corey creates an atmosphere in which to feel safe and vulnerable. I could feel the growth with each class and it gave me an urge to want to be better and the need to work on my craft daily. I recently had an audition and was truly surprised at the level of confidence I had in the room and leading up to it. I did not obsess over the lines, nor worry about how I may sound or look. I was fully engulfed by character and allowed that to lead me. It turned out to be a great audition! With his wisdom, great energy, and stressing the importance of self care, I can truly say I gained a lot of knowledge about myself and my craft! Thank you Corey!"
- Trishauna Clarke, THE CATCH
"I’m so lucky to have worked with Mike. He’s incredibly generous as a director, writer, and actor. He coaches with confidence and candor while still including you as a collaborator. There’s an immediate trust there and it goes both ways. It takes real artistic intelligence to look into the heart of a scene or a story and have the guts to tell it like it is, fearlessly and boldly, but first and foremost, with compassion and honesty. Mike does this with ease."
- Karli Hall, STAGING CHRISTMAS