Saturdays, September 25-November 13 (8 Weeks)
2 - 5:30pm Pacific Time
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)
$749 USD for 8 weeks. $399 due as a deposit to secure your spot, $350 due after class 2
In-Studio at The BGB Studio with 1-2 online class segments
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