Wednesdays, 6 – 9:30pm Pacific time
This is a weekly ongoing class that meets 4x per month, every month.
Advanced actors looking for a deep, weekly workout in a consistent, long-term artistic practice. By application or invitation. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)
$250/month for four classes per month.
Online via Zoom
Meisner-based exercises train heightened awareness, deep presence ,and emotional specificity so you 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.
"Since starting Steve's Wednesday class, I have been on an incredible journey of rediscovering my passion, and reopening my emotional life and exploring its depths, a journey that I am so grateful I am on, thanks to you and Steve and everything that is BGB."
- Alexa Alemanni, MAD MEN
"Steve's approach to the work has transformed me as an actor. I know how much I have grown and opened up as a result of his class, and I continually see that same transformation happening for my fellow students."
- Katie Featherston, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY
"Steve encourages, inspires, and sometimes prods me to access all my emotions but not be a slave to any one of them. I adore him, and he adores actors, so the Wednesday Workout- playing with my ‘tribe-mates’- has simply become NECESSARY."
- Mindy Cohn, FLY
"Steve Braun has been my teacher for 4 years, and his presence in the room every week is unlike any other teacher. He is allergic to the labels of the acting teacher. His class is a place where egos are murdered at the door, and that goes for his own ego, too. I have seen so many actors have intense personal breakthroughs in the space he creates. He never inserts his desire to control or mold an actor, yet his presence, questions, and ability to hold a safe space allow actors to completely unfold and break down in the most organic way I’ve ever seen. He shines a gentle light on the actor, and it is up to the actor to look down and acknowledge what’s happening within themselves, on their own time.”
- Mitch Eakins, SEAL TEAM
"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
"Steve watches for your tells and pitfalls so that you can do your OWN work to navigate past them. My work has never felt so honest. He fosters no hero worship. It's not about Steve. It's about the work."
- Jill Alexander, SILICON VALLEY