The·a·tre (noun): “the seeing place”; the venue people come to see the truth about life.

 
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The Journey

The BCA Actor’s Journey is a four-year program in partnership with BSSM. All students are required to have attended a minimum of one year of BSSM Redding. Building on a foundation of identity in Christ, years two and three are made up of formal and intensive training in acting led by spirit-filled professionals. The final and fourth year is a combination of performance, community outreach, and teaching.

When you stand on the stage you must have a sense that you are addressing the whole world, and that what you say is so important the whole world must listen.
— STELLA ADLER
 

   

   

   

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The Program

At BCA, actors achieve excellence in their craft and technique as they partner with the Holy Spirit to perform confidently from identity. Our faculty provides space for students to partner with the Spirit through traditional and experimental acting techniques like the Dream Circle, a defined area to explore craft without fear of judgment or failure. As we train our students to perform in boldness and truth, God is raising up a generation of actors who will release His Kingdom to the world.

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.
— Proverbs 24:3-4
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BCA Acting Course Overview

Year 1 - BSSM Redding

  • Foundation in identity and biblical principles

  • Understanding Kingdom and revival culture

  • Walking a supernatural lifestyle

  • Extra curricular classes in acting

Year 2 - BCA

  • Performing in the Presence

  • Theology of acting and storytelling

  • Dream Circle Technique

  • Foundational acting technique including voice

  • Monologue and scene study with classical and contemporary text

  • Improvisation

  • Ensemble work

  • Movement including Alexander technique and Pilates

  • Guest masterclasses
  • Peer to peer performance classes

Year 3 - BCA

  • Intermediate and advanced acting and voice techniques

  • Advanced classical work, including Shakespeare, Chekov, Ibsen and others.

  • Exploring other mainstream techniques, namely Stanislavsky, Hagen, Adler and more

  • On camera classes

  • Performance and outreach into the community

  • Audition technique and professional preparation

  • Guest master classes

Year 4 - BCA

  • Continued acting, dance and voice training
  • Performance and outreach

  • Teaching classes

  • Showcase preparation
A true priest is aware of the presence of the altar during every moment that he is conducting a service. It is exactly the same way that a true artist should react to the stage all the time he is in the theatre.
— CONSTANTIN STANISLAVSKY
 
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Program Distinctives

  • Pastoral oversight with focus on artist wellness and character development.

  • Cross-disciplinary Small Groups, where actors, dancers and musical theatre performers come together for accountability, community, guided discussion and creativity.

  • Weekly Revival Groups (large group) for spiritual, emotional and creative development.

  • Personal and Group Projects, where students explore their own creative voice in both traditional and new media platforms.