Welcome From Steve Braun
I believe that acting is important and I consider it an honor to work with dedicated actors who have the courage to express their unique voice on stage or in front of a camera. While, of course, the end game is to have you book that part on the new cable show, latest blockbuster or hot new indie film, I believe that actors are more important than the business. I don't mean to get all New-Agey on you but I believe that you are an artist whose voice is unique to the universe. There, I said it. You have a unique set of experiences, the totality of which no one else shares.
As an acting coach, it is my job to help you bring that unique point of view to the world of the play. I train my students to offer a unique performance while still giving casting directors, directors, producers and executives exactly what they want.
Through Meisner-based exercises and cold reading, students learn to quickly interpret the strange and often confusing notes given in an audition room and then satisfy the requirements of those notes through the filter of their own unique voice.
Sadly, our business is packed full of clones. We're dressing the same, speaking the same and desperately trying to act the same with nary a thought to what I believe is the real gold of human communication- how we truthfully feel. And I get that being truthful in your work isn't easy. Fear, shame and insecurity sometimes make it seem impossible. But I believe it is vital. Why not discover and then express the things about you that are unique within the world of the play? Why not stand out?
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Steve Braun is now coaching actors at the Bramon Garcia Braun Studio in North Hollywood.