The Advanced MasterClass w/ Risa In Studio

Transcend the audition. Book work through artistry.

Class Details

Teachers:

Risa Bramon Garcia, Mike Faiola & Sydney Walsh

Class Dates:

Saturdays, September 25-November 13 (8 Weeks)

Time:

2 - 5:30pm Pacific Time

Ideal for:

Advanced, working actors with a willingness to return to the heart of the work. By application or invitation. There are no make-ups for this 8 week class.  (Cancellation Policy) (Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements) 

Costs:

$749 USD for 8 weeks. $399 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $350 due after class 2

Location:

In-Studio at The BGB Studio with 1-2 online class segments

The Industry will be forever different going forward.

The Industry- for the most part- is still in flux, as it returns, and will be changed for a very long time. You have a unique opportunity right now to be inside (and ahead of) the change that is happening- as everyone in the Industry begins a new way of working.

In that, ask yourself…

Are you at the top of your game? Are you able to walk into an audition or self-tape, and onto set with ease, confidence, and freedom, being fully YOURSELF? Are you finding deep emotional connection in your work? Are you working with all cylinders firing? Are you bringing artistic leadership to all aspects of your career?

If not…

The Advanced MasterClass is an essential 8 week intensive taught by Risa Bramon Garcia (director, casting director, producer, teacher of 40 years) along with other BGB Master Teachers, who will guide you to your boldest, most personal and authentic self, creating space for you to make your most truthful choices in your preparation, in the virtual audition space, in your self-tapes, and in work you create yourself… doing the kind of work it’s going to take to move Industry creatives NOW. 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, and filmmakers in this new arena, work that is personal, courageous, and deep.

Your work together in this class is to unearth your distinctive voice as an actor (and more), to practice presence, to allow YOU to be fully seen, to understand the Industry NOW, and to deeply affect your audience, no matter the genre, the room, the circumstance — and come back to the joy of the work you love!

What works here works everywhere.

The Advanced MasterClass 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 8 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 8 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 embrace the wonderful, messy humanity of every relationship in any scene. You get to claim your voice, your courage, and your artistic authority- with ease, authenticity, and leadership! You connect the joy in your practice with technology and the Industry, and lead with artistic power! 

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION.

Everything changes the moment you apply;
This class will sell out quickly!

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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 8 weeks include assigned scenes, material you bring in, and material you are assigned. Your class units include scene work, audition work (for 2 of the classes, including a unit on self-tapes), along with career coaching, storytelling and writing to bring you closer to a more connected, powerful relationship with your work and each other. 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 lead in this new realm.  It’s time to work at a championship level all the time!

The Advanced Master Class will be in person at The BGB Studio with 1-2 online class segments.

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.

"The work is working. The timing of this Masterclass could not have been better. Something has shifted. My auditions are getting great feedback and I’ve been invited into rooms for projects I’m excited by. It’s not just how my work is being received, it’s how I feel doing the work – my work has more of me in it. Thank you for the space that is created in class. I’m cultivating a combo of renewed autonomy and joy.”

- Dalal Badr, BLUFF CITY LAW

"I left Risa’s Advanced Masterclass feeling renewed, empowered, purposeful, and grounded. Risa has a way of reminding you, through the work, who you were as an artist before you got held up by the trappings of the Industry. It’s a liberating, expansive, exciting, and deliciously challenging eight weeks! Totally recommend it to ANY actor who needs a reminder about why we do what we do and how absolutely magical it can be."

- Lynn Adrianna, AMERICAN CRIME STORY 

"Working with Risa helps give me confidence when walking into the audition or onto the set. She is intelligent and always emotionally available. Her love of actors and telling-the-story gives me a great trust. After working with Risa, I always feel at home with the part."

- Ione Skye, ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT

"Because of Risa Bramon Garcia, I've worked with Oliver Stone, booked four Series Regular roles, and done theater in New York... and I am an LA based actor. With her there are no limits. She will bring out talents and confidence you didn't even know you had. Do you want to work? Study with Risa. She will change you as an actor."

- Andy Lauer, IRON MAN 3

"Sydney takes someone with great potential and acting skills and unlocks work that is truthful, unique, malleable, and ultimately castable! Syd changed my entire approach to auditions. I no longer have the ‘me vs them’ feelings so many of us experience. When given redirects, I no longer have the crushing thoughts of being judged flooding my brain and hijacking my concentration away from the person trying to help me. Thanks to Syd, I now see auditions as collaborations among artists, regardless of whether or not the end results in a match."

- Joseph Warren, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: 1984 

"I am so fortunate to have Mike as a guide in class. His commitment level as a teacher goes above and beyond. He is so invested in every single actor, giving of himself fully and open-heartedly. Mike delivers constructive feedback every time, while always remaining supportive and encouraging — but never coddling. There is no limit to his creativity and outside-the-box thinking, and he is an absolute joy to collaborate with. He gives 110% in every class (as well as offering availability outside of class), and his energy is infectious. I hope for many more opportunities to get to work with Mike, both as a teacher and fellow artist."

- Cadden Jones, KATY KEENE

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