Saturdays, 10am – 1:30pm Pacific time, 3x/month
Advanced working actors looking to dig deeper in their work, in a consistent, long-term artistic practice, and interested in writing and creating their own work. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy) (Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements)
$187.50 USD/month for three classes per month (our current reduced rate.)
Online via Zoom at this time. In-Studio starting September 2021.
While auditioning is a part of our investigation, the focus of In Rehearsal is getting reconnected to your creative voice and to your fellow artists. This is an opportunity to roll up your sleeves and dig into all sorts of material, exercises, and practices. To explore ways of accessing your rich emotional life and to be able to make specific, truthful choices with ease. To create new work together- write, direct, and shoot what you create. To take each other to deeper and higher places, under Risa’s guidance.
In Rehearsal affords you the time and opportunity to come together in a way that will enliven you every week, push your boundaries, challenge your beliefs, collaborate with like-minded artists, and cement a practice that you can take with you anywhere.
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.
"I’ve had to look at old beliefs and limitations and take greater ownership of my voice as a gay artist, and I now find myself in a new ‘age.’ I’ve been challenged in ways I never would have encountered without this opportunity, and I am forever grateful for the generous and collaborative spirit of our class."
- Doug Tompos, NCIS: LOS ANGELES
"It made me feel for the first time since moving to Los Angeles that I was in a community of like-minded artists, all with their heads in the right place. All you need is an idea, courage, and the right team to help move your vision to the screen. BGB taught me that I have a voice + has encouraged me to shout it."
- Zachary Mooren, THE ROOKIE
"Joining Risa’s In Rehearsal collaboration was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made as an actor. I was thrust into a roomful of actors and writers who, like me, have a burning need to tell stories. It has been an honor for all of us to serve this journey, to live and be the vision."
- James Morrison, 24
"Thank you Risa for reminding us that the only limits that exist are the ones we create for ourselves. It is invigorating, incredibly satisfying work all fueled by the heights you lift us to in class. Thank you for caring, thank you for reminding us what is important and thank you for spreading joy. Grateful is an understatement."
- Yetide Badaki, AMERICAN GODS
"I have gotten so much out of this class. For me it's been a profound journey towards rejuvenating my love of the craft and making time for myself. And it's also given me tools for reaching the (sometimes elusive) authenticity I seek as a person and as an actor. It's been food for my soul. I'm learning that it's so much easier on the soul ultimately to connect, be vulnerable and be seen. It's the fear and disconnection that's full of angst and so much harder. Me and my soul thank you."
- Lesley Fera, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS
"I can't tell you how grateful I am to be included in Risa's class. Watching the incredible work is so inspiring, and I keep thinking, ‘I can't believe I'm included among such amazing actors!’ As you know, inspiration can be difficult to cultivate in the rat race of the business, so I'm happy to have a real dose of it."
- Milena Govich, Exec. Producer, FBI