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The Gately/Poole Acting Studio

For over 30 years, Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole have been successfully training actors at the highest level. All of the actors pictured on our home page are Gately/Poole Alumni. If you want personal time with Master Teachers who have the ability to take you to the next level of your training, you need to look no further than The Gately/Pool Acting Studio. Our Award-winning alumni have won: Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG/AFTRA, Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Joseph Jefferson awards.

Our program works from the complete canon of the Sanford Meisner Technique combined with modern advancements from The Gately/Poole Acting Studio. We are currently interviewing prospective candidates to ensure the right mix of talent and promise for our programs. For us, teaching is a thrill. We love the creativity and pulse of the INTENSIVES!

Pilot season is approaching

With Pilot season auditions approaching, now is the time to set up acting workshops with Gately Poole Acting Studio. We are offering two Actor's Retreats in January at a lovely B&B in far west Chicago suburbs. Set amongst harvested fields and woods, this is an ideal spot to hone in on your technique through professional training and exercises. There is limited availability, so sign up today! If you are interested in future workshops or courses, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

The 2023 Advanced Workshop Series

January 2-8

The Actor’s Retreat – Cold Reading and Audition Technique

The Advanced Workshop is structured to help actors find work. This new curriculum for actors who have had training and/or professional experience and would like the opportunity to study in an advanced setting.


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The 2023 Advanced Workshop Weekend Series

January 13-15 | January 20-23 | January 27-29

The Actor’s Retreat- Preparing For Your Next Audition

You’ll jump into PREPARING FOR YOUR NEXT AUDITION , with on-camera audition technique & acting exercises to help bring to life the choices which you have made. , 6-7 hrs/day.


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