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THE GATELY/POOLE CONSERVATORY ACTING INTENSIVES

Meisner Classes The Acting Intensives are a total immersion into the craft of acting. The standards which the students are expected to meet are high and reflect a level of professionalism which is characteristic of all aspects of the school.

 

The faculty is generous, supportive, and responsive to the individual needs of each student. Individual coaching is available if a student is struggling in one of the classes, and the instructors co-teach several of the workshops to further integrate the various parts of the program.

The goal of the intensives is solid, comprehensive training combined with a positive and exciting environment. Truthful, compelling, and imaginative performances are the goals of the school. By the end of the workshop, each actor will have grown far beyond his expectations.

Acting Training

Students work 8-10 hours each day, 6 days per week, with a national and internationally known faculty. Acting classes meet throughout the day and include: acting technique-script analysis-scene study-film acting-comedy-improvisation-voice/speech-movement/physical technique-character work-audition skills.

Systematic series of exercises are used:

  • to build a solid technique
  • to live in the imaginary world
  • to use oneself truthfully
  • to be full emotionally
  • to be effortless, spontaneous and responsive to others

The difficult yet exciting process of script and character work is used:

  • to analyze a text
  • to find the objectives
  • to reveal the meanings through specific behavior

The classes in Film and Television use these techniques to bring authentic and truthful acting to the screen.

UPCOMING SPRING/SUMMER INTENSIVES IN CHICAGO


INTRODUCTORY INTENSIVE IN CHICAGO
May 19 - June 7, 2014

Introductory class in the Meisner Technique. In the past 10 years, the Meisner Technique has emerged as the leading approach to training actors. Its step by step, sequential approach to the training has served actors remarkably well. The lessons are clear, specific, and imaginative. The early lessons of the Meisner Technique will be taught in this workshop. In addition, the training will include Action/Verbs, On-Camera Technique, and exercises to deepen the emotional life of the actor.

On Camera Training. A solid acting technique will enhance one's work in every medium. However, there are critical adjustments needed when performing in Film and Television. This part of the intensive will develop skills necessary for on-camera acting, leading to subtle and nuanced performances

The May Intensive offers 150 hours of instruction.

ADVANCED INTENSIVE IN CHICAGO
May 26 - June 8, 2014

Advanced class in the Meisner Technique. The class is for former students of The Gately Poole Conservatory or actors who have had comparable training. It continues the progression of the technique including Emotional Preparation, Objectives, Relationship, Action/Verbs, and other advanced lessons. Then, the application of the technique to Scenes and Cold Reading/Auditions will be taught. It is a considerable advance from the basic lessons of the introductory intensive.

The June Intensive offers 100 hours of instruction.

TO BE GIVEN MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM: If you are a new student to the conservatory please go to the contact us form to provide us with information about yourself, your background, what interests you about our programs, and a member of the studio will call you to answer any questions you may have.

SUMMER CLASSES IN BOSTON

ACTING TRAINING
JUNE 23 - JULY 31

The Gately Poole Conservatory is pleased to announce its new location in Boston. This summer it will begin to offer training for actors who are interested in pursuing a professional career. A description of some of the classes is listed below.

Introductory class in the Meisner Technique. In the past 10 years, the Meisner Technique has emerged as the leading approach to training actors. Its step by step, sequential approach to the training has served actors remarkably well. The lessons are clear, specific, and imaginative. The early lessons of the Meisner Technique will be taught in this workshop. In addition, the training will include Action/Verbs, On-Camera Technique, and exercises to deepen the emotional life of the actor.

Advanced class in the Meisner Technique. The class is for former students of The Gately Poole Conservatory or actors who have had comparable training. It continues the progression of the technique including Emotional Preparation, Objectives, Relationship, Action/Verbs, and other advanced lessons. Then, the application of the technique to Cold Reading/Auditions will be taught.

On Camera Training. A solid acting technique will enhance one's work in every medium. However, there are critical adjustments needed when performing in Film and Television. This course will develop skills necessary for on-camera acting, leading to subtle and nuanced performances.

Advanced Character Work. Creating a rich, 3-dimensional character in various periods and styles. Drawing upon the Spoon River exercise will be part of the process.

TO BE GIVEN MORE DETAILED INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM: If you are a new student to the conservatory please go to the contact us form to provide us with information about yourself, your background, what interests you about our programs, and a member of the studio will call you to answer any questions you may have.


"We were blessed to have worked with a man of such courage and privileged to have had the experience of training him - a man of talent, integrity, and high standards. He contributed greatly to our art form and will be dearly missed."
- Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole

What Others Are Saying About Gately/Poole:

Dear Rick & Kathryn,

I've had a few incredible life moments recently that I wanted to share with you. Last month at the completion of my scene study class with Michelle Bossy of Primary Stages, I performed in a showcase. We received written feedback and I had a lovely note from Camille Hickman (casting director of Lincoln Center Theater).

Clearly I have you both to thank for the training that has gotten me such wonderful feedback. So, thank you, from the bottom of my heart for having me at your intensive this past July. In addition to having a successful showcase, I was selected by Adam Bernstein to be a core employee on a brand new TV show for NBC called Next Caller. While the role is still technically background at this point, I have been featured in several scenes and I am working 4-5 days a week currently. One of the best things about this show is that Jeffrey Tambor is a member of the cast and I've gotten to watch him work which is truly inspiring and remarkable. If that weren't enough, he asked me to do my monologue for him on set yesterday. So, as scared as I felt, I did it right there and in front of the writer & director of the TV show.

I feel as though I have gained some serious momentum here in New York since taking your intensive and that I need to pursue higher level agency representation. If you have any suggestions as to an agent that you think might be a good fit for me, I would be grateful for any advice.

I hope that you and your family are well.

Best Regards, Nikiya

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