The Acting Intensive
    • Level 1
    • Gately / Poole approach to the Meisner progression – Part 1
    • Voice and Movement – Expansiveness and Expressivity
    • Scene Work


  • Level 2
  • Gately / Poole approach to the Meisner progression – Part 2
    • Voice and movement – Specificity and Versatility
    • On-camera studio Honesty and Intimacy, Detail and Technique

  • Level 3
    • Gately / Poole approach to the Meisner progression – Part 3
    • Advanced Character and Scene work
    • Contemporary and Period Style
    • Research, Text Analysis, Clarity and Connection

Courses Offered in Summer 2018 at our Acting School in Chicago, Illinois

  • Level 4
    • Audition Technique
    • Monologues and Cold Reading
    • Business of the Business – the Agent Interview, Headshots, Personal Marketing, Website presence


(by invitation only)

Our program works from the complete canon of The Sanford Meisner Technique, combined with the modern advancements from The Gately / Poole Acting Studio.

We look forward to our upcoming May program. We are currently interviewing prospective candidates to insure the right mix of talent and promise for this specialized, intensive training program.

 The classes include exercises and scene work to:

  • Develop effortless, spontaneous responsiveness to others
  • Develop areas of concentration through physical objects and with engaged contact
  • Discover how to use oneself simply and truthfully, poetically and expansively
  • Explore and awake unique and creative pathways into the world of the dramatic imagination
  • Create behavioral connectedness in relationships and to life-altering circumstances

Other areas of acting training include:

  • On-camera work;
  • Analysis through script work
  • Exercises working on drilling ‘actions’;
  • Work on developing a deep emotional life for the actor;
  • Developing the dramatic imagination.