The New Essentials

Discover Your Unimaginable Power!

Class Details

Teachers:  Cate Cohen + Corey Parker

Dates:  Fridays, 11am – 2pm Pacific Time, starting July 24.

Commitment:  This is a weekly class that meets 4x per month, every month.  We start in July 2020 on Zoom.

Ideal for:  Actors looking to go deeper and get stronger in their acting practice, and invest in the tools necessary to thrive in the Industry today. By application or invitation.   (Makeup + Cancellation Policy.)

Cost:  $225 US/month for four classes per month (our current reduced rate)

Where: Online via Zoom at this time.

You are unique to the universe. And that is why you will book work.

The New Essentials is a weekly intensive that will guide you to understand and practice the kind of authentic, bold, present, and specific work it’s going to take to move Industry creatives NOW and when things come back (and they will come back, just slowly). Everything right now is happening on-camera and/or in a virtual setting, so this is a unique opportunity to strengthen your practice in the virtual space. The great news is that we are seeing the most beautiful work being done by actors and writers in this new arena, work that is personal, courageous, and deep. Your work now is to unearth your distinctive voice as an actor (and more), to practice presence on screen, to allow YOU to be fully seen, and to deeply affect your audience, no matter the genre or the platform.

The ups and downs of the Industry can rob you of the creative spirit you need to succeed. To have the career you want you’re going to have to blow them away, and the only way you do that is to nurture the fire that started you on this path in the first place.

The New Essentials pours gas on that fire and lets it rage.

This transformational class is your respite from the Industry, giving you life-changing training that will serve as your artistic anchor for the rest of your days. The New Essentials disrupts the stale patterns in your acting and gives you confidence, clarity, emotional power, and the practical skills to take your craft and your career to the next level. It sharpens your instrument to an undeniable point and brings back the joy and effortlessness that attracted you to acting in the first place.


The New Essentials

Get on the path to the type of championship level work that creates a successful acting career.

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Your Teachers

The Work

Led by Cate Cohen and Corey Parker, you’ll come back to the core of who you are as an artist. Each class offers a unique exploration into the depths of your artistry. During your weekly sessions, you will find your unique voice as an actor and what might be in the way of the fullest expression of that voice. Cate and Corey will alternate, with Cate focusing on the essential craft foundations of scene work, emotional specificity, choice making, moment-to-moment presence, and the excavation of your own process as an actor, so you can get to know and begin to hone your practice. Corey will focus on audition practice, self-tape execution (a whole new way of working), monologue and scene exploration and analysis for film and TV (and eventually adding plays to the repertoire). You will get more specific in your choices and learn how to merge your own voice with that of the writer. And… you will even work on writing and recording your own new work on Zoom, all with the intent of helping you find connection to your scene partner and your own rich emotional life, and begin to own your artistic power. All your work online will be recorded for you to review after class.

Discover and Reignite the engine of your creative force. “Getting it right” doesn’t exist. Be done with waiting for permission to act. Bring the full force of your talent to the Self-Tape, the Zoom Audition, the rehearsal and (yes, eventually!) your on-set experience. Commit to the next chapter of your artist life.

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.

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It’s time to unleash the totality of your talent.