Mondays, 11am – 2:30pm Pacific time
This is a weekly ongoing class that meets 4x per month, every month.
Actors looking for a deep, weekly workout in a consistent, long-term artistic practice. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)
$250 USD/month for four classes per month (our current reduced rate)
Online via Zoom
Meisner-based exercises train heightened awareness, deep presence and emotional specificity so you can dance on the edge of every moment.
Scene work and creative adjustments train artistic flexibility, the ability to take notes, making swift, bold choices, and coming to the kind of self-awareness that allows you to take command of your work.
“This class can’t be about me. I’m only as good as my ability to help you find the power to be great without me. My goal is to create and defend spaces in which you’re expected to push your own boundaries. And I do my best to do that with kindness and firmness. Sure, sometimes actors need a kick in the ass. But it can’t be about my ego. It has to be about your growth.” -Steve Braun
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.
"Taking class with Steve is an empowering experience. Steve brings with him insight, patience, and the uncanny ability to know when to push, and when to lay back. But what's more impressive about working with Steve is what he DOESN'T bring. He never shows up with ego, or an agenda and never makes you feel like the class is about him. It's really like watching a martial arts instructor... he makes small adjustments, re-aligns you, but always makes you acutely aware that your journey can only be walked by you. What I find unique about Steve is it's so clear that he isn't interested in keeping you dependent on him as a crutch. He is interested in making YOU your most powerful ally. If you couldn't tell, I can't say enough about Steve. He has changed my life, my career and my emotional well being."
- Jeff Schine, THE 12TH STEP
"Using Steve's techniques, and coming from a place of truth, I quickly started to feel more connected to the reader and to what I was saying. Now I LOVE auditioning. I owe it to Steve's class!"
- Jana Williams, THE YOUNG AND THE RECKLESS
"It may sound dramatic, but Steve's class truly changed my life. It did so, because it changed my career. Steve's class, like BGB as a whole, focuses on the creative work in the room without ignoring the issues the "Industry" presents to actors. In the room Steve has an inherent ability to empower each actor. I have never felt more confident, more unique, and more capable of finding the truth in my work. And in a practical sense I have been booking about three times as much over the past year with Steve than my previous 3 years in LA!"
- Michael Scott Allen, THE MINDY PROJECT
"Steve is an amazing teacher and coach. I cannot recommend him highly enough. He has helped me find my confidence, and I have grown immensely as an actor thanks to his teaching."
- Ahna O’Reilly, KINGDOM
"Class with Steve Braun is like finding out how to truly just BE. And it's from that spot that you feel comfortable enough to take risks and speak lines from the heart; it's how beautiful acting comes out naturally! This technique has helped me in life as well as in my ability to be a more truthful actor. Thank you Steve!"
- Aisha Alfa, DEGRASSI
"Steve's class has helped me develop and acknowledge the knife edge emotional responses that represent the truth of each moment in both acting and life. This work never gets boring. It is truly magical."
-Adrian Neblett, SUPERNATURAL