The Work In-Studio

In-Studio With Risa Bramon Garcia & Guests

Class Details

Teachers:

Risa Bramon Garcia & Guests

Dates:

Thursday evenings, 6:30 - 10pm Pacific time

Commitment:

This is an ongoing class that meets 4x per month, every month.

Ideal for:

Advanced working actors looking for a strong weekly workout in a consistent, long-term artistic practice, and interested in creating their own work. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy) (Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements) 

Costs:

 $250 USD/month for four classes per month (our current reduced rate)

Location:

Online via Zoom at this time. In-Studio starting September 2021.

Come Back To The Work

In this Industry, you’re asked over and over again to conform to a type, a brand, a breakdown.

You’re expected to learn eight pages of dialogue overnight, and to then walk into a room or self-tape, showing your heart, only to be watched by a novice casting assistant for a project that isn’t even fully formed. You spend so much of your time waiting for the call to read or the call to be chosen. All of this undermines your artistry. And frankly, it’s a ridiculous way to spend your time as an actor.

The real measure of success is your relationship to your creative experience – to the personal expression of your specific, powerful, unique voice. In order to keep that alive, you must be in the work when you’re not on a job, and even when you are. You need to be in a sustained practice where you can take risks, go deeper, get messy, find and express the human connection.

You need a weekly workout that will get you in shape, make you a happier actor, and help you book work.

The Work is that deep and practical weekly practice for working actors looking to stay sharp between auditions and jobs, to stay connected to the joy of the work, and to create work out of that inspiration.

For Working Actors.

BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION.

Everything changes the moment you apply!

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The Work

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The work is happening on Zoom at this time.

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.

Your Teacher

The work...

The Work is the work is the work. In any room, on any stage, on any set, in any self-tape. We must keep coming back to the work, staying true to the art that called to us once upon a time, took hold of us, and never let us go. We must keep that work alive, wherever we are. And we must find success in the work for its own sake, and make that our most meaningful job.

The Work is a practical 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 and confidence. To lose ourselves in the work. To create new work together and bring that work to life. To engage with each other and to take each other to deeper and higher places, under Risa’s guidance.

Classes are off-camera, occasionally on-camera, and involve different kinds of material, formats, and practices. Scene work of all kinds, Meisner work, improv, along with writing, directing, shooting, and creating original work. 

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.

"Risa, taking your class, I have done a complete 180 regarding my auditions. Not only are they better than ever, I actually LOVE doing them. You are so right- they are a chance to act- and can really be fun and satisfying. I never thought I'd hear myself say that. Thank you!”

- Mina Badie, SCANDAL

"I was fortunate enough to be able to perform with this talented group of actors this weekend. We wrote and performed in these scenes that were heartfelt, equal parts funny and heart wrenching. I’m really in awe of these people and this night would not have been possible without the team at the BGB Studio headed by our fearless leader Risa Bramon Garcia. I’m so grateful for the space that Risa created and blown away by what this group created. I’m so thankful to be a part of this place."

- Michael Coen, MARRIED UNDER 25

"It’s not often you find a community so profoundly transformative, so uniquely gifted, with a leader so gracious and intrepid, but that’s what I’ve found in BGB Studio with Risa and all of my fellow classmates. The Work has been a gift and an unexpected joy I didn’t realize I needed in my work, and in my life. Today, I’m grateful for and proud of every single one of us."

- Jon Snow, THE ROOKIE

"Risa, thank you for giving me an artistic home and a safe space and a way back to authenticity in the work. I feel pointed in the right direction and supported by the encouragement you’ve shown me. Your words and example have inspired me, and I’m forever grateful. From the bottom of my heart, thank you."

- Chris Barry, BLUE CREEK MOUNTAIN

"Thank you Risa and The BGB Studio for the most inspiring space and group of people."

- Katie Savoy, NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

"When I started your class I was so blown away that there are people that feel the exact same way I do. The feeling of wanting to bring joy and focus on the work back to the Industry, not the need to get the next step or credit. You put words to the craft that spoke to everything I feel about it. I am constantly a beginner and continue to be blown away by how much there is to learn. Living in the unknown. Daring to fall and not know where it will go. You spoke my language and taught me so much more. The best part is you did it without Ego. It wasn't about you. It wasn't about getting it right or a result or booking the job. It was about the work. That special thing we can't quite explain but we know it when we see it. I am very grateful for this journey and it came at a time when I needed to believe that the work I do matters and people care about it. You have given me a very special gift and I am eternally thankful for it."

- Chad Coe, COLONY

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