Wednesdays, October 6 - December 1 (8 Weeks)
6:30 - 10pm Pacific Time
Advanced actors looking to master their auditions & self-tapes. **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes. (Cancellation Policy) (Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements)
$699 USD for 8 weeks. $399 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 to what auditions feel like in the virtual space. You’ll also explore self-tapes in a new, powerful way. 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 work will be taped/recorded and sent to you for your PRIVATE review. You will bring in material as well as have some scenes assigned.
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.
"This is such a great self-tape class! Having Risa as a teacher is such a gift and I keep coming back! This class really takes the mystery and fear I have about self-tapes away and I now feel ready and confident to send one off! I have taken a handful of classes at BGB and I always learn so much! It’s a wonderful community to be a part of."
- Cassidy Brown, GREY’S ANATOMY
"The audition class with Shane and Risa that focuses on self tape and zoom auditions is phenomenal! What really stood out to me was Shane’s approach to teaching and I truly enjoyed it and it helped me on my self tape auditions. He always reminded us of the simplicity of things and how to be truly present. I overthink quite a bit and his teachings of the moments before your script starts and being absolutely present in the moment help me tremendously. I would take another class with Shane in a second because I know the wisdom and teachings he gives his students are great tools in our kits as actors."
- Alicia Mason, ENOUGH
"Shane set me on a journey immediately grounded in the work. His approach is rock solid. With him, everything changed."
- Keith Stallworth, THE AWFUL KIND
"I’m so grateful for a safe, non-judgemental space (even virtual) with Shane and Risa to play and explore and learn from these terrific teachers and other terrific actors. BGB really does foster an environment that helps you trust your own best instincts and grow in artistic leadership – something I’ve heard them reinforce time and time again. I’m so grateful for these skilled artists who teach with such grace and humility, and encourage us to grow in the same way. Thank you BGB!"
- Hannah Barefoot, CREEPSHOW
"Sydney cuts through the nonsense by working on current material and creating an authentic auditioning environment to practice your skills. After attending her class, I can evaluate material more efficiently and get on my feet quicker. One of the most insightful acting classes I have attended in LA."
- Kevin Hudnell, THE MASTER
"Working with Shane has given me the tools I need to take my craft to the next level. His process has shown me how to focus on quality preparation instead of stressing about the amount of time (or lack of time). I have fun in the work again! I’ve learned how to listen, bring myself, my point of view, and specificity like never before. I’m forever grateful."
- Chellee Ray, UNDER THE BALCONY