Wednesdays, February 8 - March 29, 2023. 8 Weeks.
6:30 - 10pm Pacific Time
Advanced actors looking to deep dive into the work in order to master their auditions & self-tapes at the highest level. **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes. (Cancellation Policy) (Vaccination and Covid Safety Policy)
$699 USD for 8 weeks. $359 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $340 due after class 2
In person at The BGB Studio in LA with 1 online class
Working with Shane, Risa, and Cate, you’ll come back to the core of who you are as an actor and build all the way back up to being the kind of actor that is in full awareness of what it takes to book the big jobs. Each class offers a unique exploration of the work required to be a Series Regular, the power in your artistry, and how to bring that power to the big auditions. On this 8 week journey you will find your unique voice and discover what might be in the way of the fullest expression of that voice when you self-tape, virtually audition, or audition in the room. Each week you’ll work in-person, along with 1 class on Zoom in order to keep you connected to self-taping and to what auditions feel like in the virtual space. Each week you’ll tackle all of the audition 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
"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