Becoming A Series Regular In-Studio

An 8 Week MasterClass for working actors that realizes your dreams

Class Details


Shane Connor with Risa Bramon Garcia & Cate Cohen

Class Dates:

Wednesdays, August 2 - September 20.  8 Weeks.


6:30 - 10pm Pacific Time

Ideal for:

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) (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

We have to embrace it: Auditioning will never be the same.

You want to be a Series Regular. But just following some perceived prescription about auditioning or self-taping won't make that happen. Your best audition- the auditions that allow you to book Series Regular roles-  is actually a living, dynamic piece of work- happening in real time and moving your audience on an emotional level.

To be a Series Regular you'll have to be an actor who embraces a new way of auditioning, an actor who shows up on camera with presence, with ease, fully dropped into the story, all cylinders firing.  You must be the actor whose self-tape grabs the attention of every casting director, director, producer, and executive.

It’s not easy.  But it's completely doable.  And this class offers you the tools  to revolutionize your audition (and self-tape) preparation, push past uncertainty and self-consciousness, and do the kind of work that books the biggest jobs around. Over the course of these 8 weeks, Shane  (for most of the 8 classes) Risa (for 2 classes), and Cate (for 1 class), will guide you to hone in on your authentic voice and all the power YOU hold every time you show up for an audition, self-tape, on set, on stage... anywhere.  You’ll explore the work right from where YOU are now, and acquire practical tools to bring your boldest, truest, most alive self to your on-camera work, your self-tapes and online auditioning- the platforms on which Series Regulars are booked. 

Your work can and must be deeply personal, authentic, and present. And it's the kind of work that allows you to become a Series Regular. 

This class will show you how. 

Join Shane, Risa, and Cate for 8 weeks of mastery, change your work on-camera forever- including your self-tapes -, and work at the level of a Series Regular.

Everything changes the moment you apply!

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The work...

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."


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