Teacher: Cate Cohen
Dates: Mondays, 7pm – 10pm. Weekly ongoing class, 4x/month.
Duration: This is an ongoing class with a recommended minimum three-month commitment.
Requirements: By application or invitation only. (Makeup + Cancellation Policy)
Cost: $275/month for four classes per month.
STAY IN CHAMPIONSHIP SHAPE
The Monday Night Workout is a challenging, weekly workout that keeps you razor sharp, pushes your boundaries, and gets you in championship shape. Cate’s precise intuition and deep understanding of an actor’s instrument nurtures the kind of transformational growth needed to be successful.
The industry is changing and acting class and teachers have to change with it. Cate Cohen’s Monday Night Workout pushes back against patriarchal limitations in the work and challenges power structures, artistic or otherwise. This is the class for our time.
Each week Cate guides you to own your power, define your own career, bring all of yourself to your work, and never stop growing. Cate brings her real-world experience as a working actor and her deep love of the work to each class, challenging each actor to dig deeper and be better. Cate creates the space for you to support and lift each other up, creating an environment where, week after week, your class community will grow and thrive together.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
Connect to the work on a deeper level.
The Monday Night Workout makes you dig deeper, get more specific, work smarter and work quicker. It gives you the tools to be seen, be heard and be unique. It’s the class you take when you’re ready to level up.
Everything changes the moment you apply.
This class will sell out.
Working with repetition exercises, cold reading, scene work from various genres, improv and on-camera work, Cate guides you to your personal power and truthful human connection. She teaches you how to make deeply specific and unique choices so that you can approach your craft and career with strength and leadership. Nothing is off limits in this dynamic class.
In Cate’s own words… “My goal is to bring a sense of play and joy to the work. I’m passionate about helping actors discover (or rediscover) the freedom and ease in their approach to the work. To get back to the simple childlike wonder in playing pretend. Whether someone is new to acting or a seasoned veteran, approaching the work like this – with a curiosity and a willingness to “make mistakes” and to reveal ourselves (with all our perceived faults and imperfections) – is the key to portraying characters realistically and to creating a satisfying/fulfilling career.
I am interested in helping actors shed whatever it is that is holding them back (perfectionism, a need to please, doubts and fears) so that they may be free and bold in their acting choices. And so that they may become leaders in the industry.”
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.
Since I've been taking Cate's class I have seen tremendous growth in my approach to the work. She creates a place where I feel completely safe to play, allowing me the freedom to come to class with every part of me and just simply "BE." As a result, I approach my work not trying to impress onlookers by making the "right" choices but simply to affect my scene partner. I'm deeply grateful to Cate and The BGB Studio for cultivating an environment conducive to artistic growth.Terrell Martin CATCH
Cate creates a supportive, explorative environment in her class for actors to connect, play, and grow. I find much more freedom and enjoyment in my acting since being in her class. She genuinely wants actors to take each scene from where they are, using who they are, feeling free to live in the scene in an honest way. It's empowering and immensely beneficial to what we do as actors and artists! BGB has provided a sense of belonging that I had been searching for. The actors in this community are dedicated, open, and generous. I am very appreciative, and look forward to continuing to be a part of the BGB family.Lisie Rosenberg SURPRISE!
Cate leads with the permission to play, which has opened up so many exciting things in my work. Cate has this incredible ability to cut through the bullshit and get to the heart of it all. She is the rare kind of teacher that you almost welcome falling on your face in front of. She champions you and the alchemy of connecting to the world and people in front of you through truth and play.Briggon Snow SEAL TEAM
The gift that Cate gives me every week is a safe space for me to explore and 'be present' in my work. It is exciting and refreshing to study with someone who is not only a working actress, but is also in class. Cate's honesty about her struggles and success is very freeing, and creates that safety. Her insight into how to "play" with a scene helps me to break old patterns and gain new awareness about myself and my instrument. Even more than 'teaching', Cate facilitates my growth and flexibility as I do "the work." Now when I go to auditions and do workshops with casting directors, I feel free to play without worrying about how I'm doing. So fun!Mary Kathleen Gordon THE REAL O'NEALS
The Monday Night Workout with Cate is INDEED a workout. And one I NEED every week! Through repetition and scene work, I am able to hone in on my humanity as well as work on all aspects of my artistry, from comedy to drama. Doing this workout weekly has helped me greatly in the audition room. Cate provides the safe space for us to be able to make choices, embrace adjustments, and then evaluate our work from within!Steve Trzaska FRESH OFF THE BOAT
Working with Cate gives you the license to make bold choices in a scene, and the safe environment to play, make mistakes, and figure out what works for you. I felt instantly empowered to experiment and have fun in my work. Additionally, watching my fellow actors grow in her class was almost as beneficial as getting to do the work myself. Cate is strong and kind--everything I want in an ongoing teacher.Anne Fidler LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT