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Programs

Programs


The Acting Intensive

A NEW WAY TO TRAIN ACTORS

Summer 2017 Courses
LEVEL 4, August 5 - 13
(by invitation only)

ADVANCED SCENE STUDY, August 15 - 21
(by invitation only)

Fall 2017 Courses
LEVEL 1
LEVELl 2

...glad to hear your 3-week intensive went well, and congrats to your student on booking the movie. And congrats to you for having a program that gives students a real shot at a sustainable life in this profession. That is not something many programs can say happens on a regular basis, but you (Richard) and Kathryn have developed something pretty fantastic and real.
-Abigail Trabne, Managing Editor for Performink, Chicago

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.

To see the success of our students, visit the alumni page. We have 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.

ALUMNI HAVE WON MANY PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS INCLUDING: the TONY, EMMY, GOLDEN GLOBE, JOSEPH JEFFERSON, OUTER CRITICS, DRAMA DESK, SAG, OBIE, and THEATRE WORLD

The principle program at the Gately/Poole Conservatory is 9 weeks.

It is taught in (3) 3-week modules with a break between each section.

In 9 weeks, it covers 1 1/2 years of training in a conventional 2x/week program.

You are in class or rehearsals 8-10 hours each day, 5 1/2 days per week.

It is a comprehensive training period which extensively covers every aspect of an actor’s technique from the basic foundation of Level 1 to the advanced and demanding skills of Level 3.

The classes and acting partners are centralized without the need to travel to class or rehearsal.

It draws 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

DATES: Monday, July 10 to Saturday, July 22, 2017
LOCATION:
Rose Bruford College
London, UK

 

A two-week intensive "Meisner Acting for Stage and Camera" will be a new approach covering the first Module of the Meisner Technique, as well as dynamic innovations in training developed by Master Teachers Kathryn Gately and Richard Poole. Actors will discover how to use themselves simply, truthfully, poetically, and expansively, thru action in the world of the dramatic imagination. Using exercises and scenes, students will become more vivid, theatrical, and emotionally free. The specificity of objectives and relationships will be carefully addressed and integrated through voice and movement classes. There will be an introduction to Williamson, a Physical-Release Technique. This program is designed for actors who wish to engage in a concentrated, 21st century approach to on-camera and stage acting

Rose Buford College, the leading college for international programs in England, offers the perfect setting with a beautiful campus and wonderful studios.  With only a twenty-minute train ride from downtown London, the location is ideal.  

Particularly unique was the international combination of students in the classroom.  American and European students, with different sensibilities and training backgrounds, contributed to each other's learning experience in many different ways. A rich environment was created integrating and blending the best of acting traditions from Europe and the United States.


Private Coaching

 

A good audition is the only way you will be hired. Go to the audition prepared - Monologues and Cold Readings via Skype or Appointment. or come to the school and 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.