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Instructor Spotlight: Celeste M. Cooper

Instructor Spotlight: Celeste M. Cooper

We’re thrilled that Celeste M. Cooper is teaching her first workshop with Green Shirt Studio on Saturday, November 5!

We sat down with Celeste to learn a little bit about her acting journey.

Celeste started acting in high school. After her first play,

“It’s kind of like a social butterfly emerged. I felt a freedom on stage that I didn’t always feel in my actual life. And that freedom…that open heart came with me off of the stage.”

She then went on to get a BA from Tennessee State University and a MFA in Acting from DePaul University.

Celeste was invited to be a part of Steppenwolf’s Ensemble in 2018. Steppenwolf credits include BLKS, Doppelgänger, Familiar, A Doll’s House, Part 2; virtual production Duchess! Duchess! Duchess! (New York Times Critic pick), and most recently The Most Spectaculary Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington.

NewCity Stage magazine listed her as “people who really perform for Chicago” in 2020.

Who inspires Celeste?

“My brain is going to so many people: Michelle Obama, Phylicia Rashad, Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, the late Robin Williams. I could do this all day.”

Don’t miss out on your chance to work with Celeste! Learn more about her workshop Monologue Tune Up: Finding Your Truth and our other acting classes here.