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The Gately/Poole Acting Conservatory is a unique school which has created the The Acting Intensives as the foundation of its training program. It is based upon the Meisner Technique with additional innovations developed by Richard Poole and Kathryn Gately. This approach to training was designed to allow actors, who have already begun to work professionally, to continue their careers while strengthing their skills and growth as artists. 


 The Gately/Poole Acting Conservatory’s

" Meisner Acting Intensive "


  Meisner Weekend Intensive Philadelphia

Train with Renowned Master Teachers

Kathryn Gately & Richard Poole


Mid October, Friday -Sunday

Ethical Society at Rittenhouse Square

This accelerated Meisner Intensive Weekend is an introduction for beginners and/or a refresher for professional actors who wish to further their training in Advanced Acting  Technique.


In addition to acting instruction, the workshop will cover voice  and movement classes, on-camera, intro to actions/verbs, and their application to scene  study and character work.


“Kathryn and Rick impart to their students how to develop the dramatic imagination, how to make things vivid, experiential, connected and logical, and therefore allow the actor to live fully in the imaginary world no matter how far away from their own personal experience that world may be. Training hard with good coaches is one of the most valuable things you can do if you want to work at the high level that this incredibly competitive profession demands. Kathryn and Rick are to acting what Olympic coaches are to athletes. I am so grateful for how they have helped me on my journey…..”

- Alee Spadoni-    

University of the Arts Graduate 2008



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Charlotte Kate Fox



Upcoming Intensives in Philadelphia


Acting Intensive Levels I, II, and III


·      Two - Three Week Intensives designed for the working Actor

·      University and Conservatory Winter/Summer Intensives

·      Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Acting 

·      First and Second Year MeisnerTraining





Emmy Award Winners

James Gandolfini  The Sopranos

Kurt Sutter  The Shield (screenwriter)

Henriette Mantell Ben Stein’s Money (screenwriter)


Emmy Award Winning Series Comedy & Drama

Justin Mentell Boston Legal

Kristen Davis Sex and the City


Emmy Award Nominations

Kristen Davis Sex and the City

Colleen Flynn  E.R.

Noelle Beck Loving

Lauren Holly All My Children


Emmy Award Nomination Series Comedy & Drama

Amanda Seyfried Big Love

Roger Bart Desperate Housewives


Golden Globe Winning Series

James Gandolfini The Sopranos

Kristen Davis Sex and the City


Screen Actors Guild Awards:

James Gandolfini The Sopranos


Tony Award Winners

Michael McGuire Les Miserables

Roger Bart You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown


Tony Award Winning Productions

James Gandolfini God of Carnage

Rob Roth Beauty and the Beast


Tony Award Nominees

Kevin Chamberlain -Dirty Blondes, Addams Family, Suessical the Musical

James Gandolfini God of Carnage

Roger Bart The Producers

Jeff Blumenkrantz Urban Cowboy (Best Original Score)


Outer Critics Choice Award Winner

Cynthia Martells Two Trains Running


Pulitzer Prize-Premier-Winning Productions

Jordan Baker Three Tall Women, Edward Albee

Kevin Kilner Dinner With Friends, Donald Margulies



Theatre World Award Winners

Kevin Kilner The Glass Menagerie

Jordan Baker Suddenly Last Summer


Obie Award Winners

Marc Wolfe - Another American: Asking and Telling


Dramalogue Award Winners

Elaine Taylor - Indigo Blues.

Nannon Tygett - She Loves Me

Wendy Kamenoff -Laughing Wild & Undressing for New Jersey


Joseph Jefferson Award Winners

Ed Cunningham A View from the Bridge


Joseph Jefferson Award Nominations

Tracy Arnold Private Lives

Tim Kane Rock n’ Roll

Joel Huff Tesla’s Letters

Jason Flemming The Strip

Megan McDonough The Strip

Tammy Meneghini The Prophet of Bishop Hill