BGB presents

The BGB NY MasterClass with Risa

The BGB NY MasterClass with Risa

Are you finding deep emotional connection in your work? Are you showing up with all cylinders firing? Are you able to create your self-tape, walk onto set and into rehearsal with ease, confidence, and championship-level skills, fully YOURSELF? Are you bringing artistic leadership to all aspects of your career? If not… this is your day.

The BGB Studio’s NY MasterClass with Risa Bramon Garcia offers hard-core practice- an approach to all your work, work that separates you from the pack. And champion-level skills that allow you to boldly offer your talent to your audience (on tape, Zoom, or in person) with confidence, collaboration, and generosity.

No matter where you are in your career, this moment is crucial in getting into the best acting (and auditioning) shape of your life! Join Risa (acclaimed Casting Director, Director, and Master Teacher) for a transformational day of work in NY!

This full-day class meets Saturday, Nov 11 OR Sunday, Nov 12!

Saturday is for Advanced Actors. Sunday is for Everyone!

A taste of what we’ll do on the day:

On camera audition work to free your auditions & self-tapes, demystifying the process

Scene work with cold-read scenes to mine your unique voice, dig into story, and hone your preparation practice

Career coaching to focus on what you need to be a fully evolved artist in this Industry, including practicing your craft every day

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Class Details



Spring 2024


10 am – 6 pm

Ideal for:

New York area actors looking for an immersive one-day intensive.

Saturday for Advanced Actors. Sunday for Everyone

Cancellation Policy


$199 (discounted from $265) for a limited time only for each full day of work.

*There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for this workshop.


Atlantic Theater Company / Atlantic Acting School. 76 9th Avenue, Suite 313, NY, NY 10011. Studio 2


We get it. Your rent, your bills, and the very invalidation of your life choices are at stake every self-tape, every audition, every step in your career journey.

It’s an emotionally violent Industry, and the past few months- not to mention the past few years- have challenged us all. Left unchecked, the gut-punch of bad feedback, the deafening silence of no feedback, or the lack of auditions altogether perpetuate FEAR. You start to turn on your own talent and doubt the power of your deepest instincts. You start to stray from the very thing that lights you up and books work.

It makes you afraid or disappointed in your auditions, even in the pursuit of a career, and prevents you from investing emotionally in it. It makes you shut down as an artist. Your work begins to narrow and your artistry eventually dies.


You must become a leader in everything you offer the Industry, always doing the work of loving the work, always discovering and expressing what is profoundly unique about you, elevating material to the level of unique humanity and coming back to the power of your talent. The work you do in the MasterClass with Risa will get you there AND will remind you of the joy and magic of your artistry!

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.



You’ll learn to do the kind of work that books work. And it may not be what you think.


You’ll be given the tools to push past nerves and uncertainty and discover a new kind of success. You’ll learn how to work comfortably and confidently on-camera in your self-tapes.


You’ll come back to the power of your individual point of view and expression of your beautiful, specific voice. You’ll come back to the joy, the play, the magic of your artistry.


Risa was able to make me, an agent-less, essentially credit-less actor at the time, ask the question — Why not me? She recognized the artist in me, brought it out, and helped me never to be intimidated by external circumstances that have nothing to do with what we do as artists.

- Donal Logue, GOTHAM

NYC Actor Friends….I am always hesitant to put my stamp on approval on any class experience without 100% confidence that it is going to be a fruitful and worthwhile endeavor…..and RBG is my JAM. There just…..must be something about women with those initials. Risa was my regular teacher when I was on the west coast and I loved her style so very much. Her empirical knowledge and intuition, delivered to you with a perfect mix of warmth and no-BS, are well worth your time and money. I can’t wait to see her again and have her call me on my “stuff” per usual. Join me if you can!

- Lucas Dixon, THE REPORT

Risa takes the “bogey man” aspect out of auditioning by getting you back to just focusing on the “work”, which in the end, is all you have any say about. Her class is a must not only for the actor starting their career but for the seasoned veteran who needs reminding that every audition, every job, is an opportunity to do your absolute best work.

- Jodi Long, SULLIVAN & SON

Risa’s class is such a wonderfully invigorating day of exploration. The special thing about Risa is that her attitude and passion gives us, as actors, the freedom, and more importantly the permission, to get out of our own way. To be committed to what we’re doing, no matter if it’s right or wrong. I will definitely be back for more!

- Aaron Tveit, MOULIN ROUGE! on Broadway, Tony Award Winner

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

My experience with Risa is one of the most profound I have ever had as an actor. She helped me understand the basic principles of being true to a character in terms of finding the crisis. Her insights have changed how I audition, how I tackle this Industry, and not only how I see myself but more importantly how I believe in myself. Risa has a quality in her coaching that reaches in and pulls out the best in the individual. I am indebted to her for making such a powerful change in my approach to acting.