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The Gately / Poole Acting Studio
A New Way to Train

The Gately / Poole Acting Studio offers a new way to train. Our work is based in the complete foundation of the original, intact Meisner progression, taught by Master Teachers Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole, and updated to serve the unique needs of contemporary actors in today’s competitive market. Kathryn and Richard have had great success over several decades, training versatile and award winning actors for the challenging and rewarding entertainment industry.

Dreaming big means you have to be motivated and optimistic. That is why our Acting School in Chicago, Illinois will help you. Take the next step by registering here.

Acting Programs and Intensives

The Gately / Poole Acting Intensives are the foundation of the Gately / Poole training program. They are designed for actors who would prefer an accelerated, concentrated conservatory style training program to conventional, long-term programs.

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What Makes Us Unique?

  • Award Winning Alumni: Tony, Emmy. Obie, Sag, Golden Globe, Theater World, Drama-Logue, Outer Critics, Joseph Jefferson, and Drama Desk Awards
  • Extensive Alumni Recognition and success in film, Television, and Stage.
  • 7 Top Ranking National & International Academic and Professional Programs
  • Head of 2 Urta/Nast Premiere Graduate and Undergraduate Acting Programs
  • One of the Most Renowned and Comprehensive Acting Conservatories in America
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One of the biggest struggles of the business is how to move from your training to starting your career. The early auditions and projects can be hard to navigate, and even harder to predict. This is an area where we have had a strong track record, and you can see that by looking at the success of our alumni on the website.

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