Doug Farwell is committed to providing a solid acting craft while seeking to develop individual talent and promote artistic growth. He believes that actors thrive in a challenging yet supportive learning environment. Doug is known for his intense passion for creative process, razor sharp instincts and keen sense of truth. He has been owner of a private professional acting studio since 1999. He holds an MFA from the Actor Training Program at Northern Illinois University.
Doug trained as a teacher and actor under Kathryn Gately, a master acting teacher who trained with Sanford Meisner and is recognized as one of the top three teachers of the Meisner Technique – she was recently featured in the book Acting Teachers of America: A Vital Tradition. He also trained extensively with master movement specialist Loyd Williamson, himself a student of Sanford Meisner and also featured in Acting Teachers of America. At Northern Illinois University, Doug instructed and coached MFA, BFA, and BA candidates in the Meisner approach. Doug has taught with Kathryn Gately at the renown Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and has been an instructor with various theater organizations on the East coast. He has directed off-off Broadway and at the university level. He is a member of SAG/AFTRA.