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The Gately/Poole Acting Intensives are designed for promising young actors and professionals who prefer concentrated conservatory style training to conventional, long-term programs.

This approach to training allows professional actors the opportunity to continue to pursue a career while honing and developing their skills.

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The Gately/Poole Chicago Acting School
is a unique conservatory-style program for training actors in the Meisner Acting Technique.

Traditional Meisner Studio Training spans two years which doesn't always address the needs of today's young actors who are already in the process of pursuing and booking professional work.

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Acting Intensive Curriculum:
*a new approach to acting - total immersion.
*150 hours of instruction in the 3 week intensive 6 days per week, 8-10 hrs per day.
*acting technique-script analysis-scene study-film acting-comedy-improvisation-voice/speech-movement/physical technique-character work-and audition skills.
*vivid performers: truthful, bold, imaginative, and expressive behavior.
*a momentum which builds as the workshop advances.
*covers a 3 credit course load at Northern Illinois University's Professional Program
*ease, imagination, expressiveness, clarity of action, characterization and moment-to-moment truthfulness.
*a regimen is established- highly demanding requiring the upmost concentration and discipline.
*private coaching.
*prominent and award winning graduates see alumni
Over the past 30 years, Gately and Poole have founded and developed a number of esteemed training programs for actors in both the United States and Europe. More recently, this trendsetting approach to training,The Intensive, was developed by Master Teachers, Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole, who, through their association with talent agents and managers, identified this more contemporary need for compressed, conservatory training.
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What makes Gately/Poole Chicago Acting Classes unique:

• Award winning and industry celebrated Alumni

• Extensive Alumni recognition and success in Film, Television, and Stage.

• Development of 6 National and International Acting Programs

• Head of 2 URTA/NAST premiere graduate and undergraduate acting programs

• One of most renown and comprehensive acting conservatories in America

James Gandolfini about Katherine Gately on Inside the Actors Studio.

Congratulations to the following Gatley/Poole alumni:

  • James Gandolfini has a supporting role in the comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Now in theatres.
  • James Gandolfini has a supporting role in the Oscar winning thriller Zero Dark Thirty, coming soon to DVD.
  • Amanda Seyfried stars in the Golden Globe Winning Les Misérables
  • Joe Minoso has a supporting role in NBC'S new series Chicago Fire
  • Logan Huffman co-stars in Complicity, Underdogs, and Final Girl in 2013.
  • Justin Bruening guest stars in Grey's Anatomy episode, "Walking on a Dream."
  • Karen Wennstrom Guest Stars in Grimm
    episode, "The Bottle Imp."
  • 2013 NIU Alumnist Joe Mikieta has a guest role in NBC's Chicago Fire.
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Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole have been published in 2011 Who's Who in America.
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