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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a typical class size?
Depending on a number of variables, class attendance for any particular night ranges from 6-16 students.
What materials do you use for class?
Actors are welcome to bring anything that challenges them, whether it be from television, film, stage, or their own writing. It can be something from the BLS dropbox or something found elsewhere. We also encourage clients to bring prepared exercises or accents instead of script-based work.
How often do we get to go up in class?
If properly prepared, students can present each week.
Can I go directly into the Master class?
With Braden's approval, yes. Call for more info.
Can I get credit if I have to miss class?
Typically, the only circumstance for which we give credit (and that's credit toward class only) is when a client misses due to paid acting work. For any other reason, it may be possible for you to attend the other class as a make-up, though whether you'll be able to go up will depend on a variety of factors.
What are the expectations for preparation?
Be professional and prepare to the very best of your ability. Analyze, personalize, memorize. Take yourself to a six or seven and we can take you to a nine or ten.
Can I take more than one class at a time?
With Braden's approval, yes.
I'm on the waitlist, how long before I can join class?
Depends on when a spot opens up and how many people are ahead of you on the list.
Feel free to call and check on your status.
What if I need a last-minute coaching and no one's replying to my email/voicemail?
If it's your first session: Sit tight. Studio emails/voicemails are checked multiple times throughout the day, every day, even on weekends and holidays. Someone will get back to you, but feel free to send another message in case the first one was devoured by a hole in the space-time continuum.
If you've already worked with Braden: go to the CLIENTS page to create an account for yourself so that you can schedule a coaching without needing to hear back from Braden.