With a background for many years heading a University MFA & BFA professional acting degree program and a professional conservatory program in New York City, we place great value in thorough, in-depth training. We recognize, however, that such a program is costly, and it can take several years to complete. To address this issue, members of the industry requested that we create a new approach. It offers the same comprehensive training, but it is accelerated, and it permits actors to pursue a career while developing their talent at our Acting Studio in Illinois.
To see the success of our students, visit the alumni page. Our Acting School in Chicago, Illinois has taught stars in every area of the industry. After the program, they do not remain students. They go from the classroom to the stage and screen.
The Weekend Intensive
A NEW WAY TO TRAIN ACTORS
The Autumn Weekend Intensive
Sept. 28-30 (Fri-Sun)
After the success of our first Weekend Intensive, we have decided to keep them going!
You’ll jump into the Gately / Poole training with acting technique and text work, an on camera workshop and classes in voice, speech, and movement. You’ll also get an individualized Artist’s Evaluation with our Faculty before you leave, to give you an insight into the areas that work for you, and areas where you can grow.
The Acting Intensive
A NEW WAY TO TRAIN ACTORS
Dec. 28-Jan. 13
Some call it The Boot Camp.
You’ll work hard, and it will be worth it. Our training is divided into 4 levels. During our Winter session, Levels 1 and 2 are available. If you are new to our studio, Level 1 is the place to be. If you are not new to us, please contact us about Level 2. Joining you outside of classes will be students from Level 2. This gives you a chance to talk, make friends, network, and ask questions about more advanced students’ experiences.
The Acting Intensive Program
A New Way to Train
Our Boot Camp approach features:
• Full days of Classes and Rehearsals
• A Total Immersion Experience
• A Place to Live and Breathe Acting
In 9 weeks, we cover three semesters of conventional university conservatory training.
We extensively cover every aspect of an actor’s technique, from the foundations of Level 1, to the advanced and demanding skills built in Level 3.
The classes and acting partners are centralized without the need to travel to class or rehearsal.
Classes are co-taught to integrate all aspects of the training.
We draw upon a distinguished faculty with national and international reputations teaching in the United States and Europe.
London Acting Intensive
Meisner & New Innovations in Actor Training
A two-week intensive “Meisner Acting for Stage and Camera” covers:
1st Module of the Meisner Technique including training for Film and Television
Discover how to use yourself simply, truthfully, poetically, and expansively. Become more vivid, theatrical, and emotionally free.
Designed for actors who wish to engage in a concentrated, 21st century approach to on-camera and stage acting
Join this unique international combination of students and be a part of this rich environment, integrating and blending the best of acting traditions from Europe and the United States.
Monologues and Cold Readings
- Go to the Audition Prepared via Skype or Appointment
- at the school to get a thorough preparation from the entire faculty
- text interpretation
- shaping the text for the build and climax
- finding the emotional depth
- working with the voice and physical technique to get a full, rich, expressive presentation.