SHORT HISTORY

Since 1982, Margolis Method has developed into a comprehensive and highly integrated methodology for actor training and theatre creation that merges the skill sets of the actor, director, and playwright.

The pedagogy synthesizes muscular and vocal expression and is based on the fundamental goal to offer concrete theatrical exercises that put the conceptual into the realm of the practicable.

Founded by Kari Margolis, Margolis Method is a dynamic approach to training with a theatre philosophy shared by hundreds of artists and teachers of performing arts. Margolis Method plays a major role in several university theatre programs and is central to the creative process of multiple theatre companies.

The training has inspired a nuanced discourse that has spread internationally with a solid presence today in the USA and abroad.

 

CONFERENCE GOALS

The goal of the conference is to open up the discourse on Margolis Method to a number of voices that provide a wide range of artistic, theoretical, and historical perspectives.

We welcome proposals for research or reflective papers related to Margolis Method, including aspects of its pedagogical foundations, theoretical tenets, historical narratives, comparative analysis, or case studies in theatre and performance practice and pedagogy.

 

TOPICS OF INTEREST

Topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:

  • Historical accounts around Margolis Method

  • Reflections on principles, theories and context

  • Comparative analysis (theory, artistic philosophy, pedagogy, etc.)

  • Intersections and comparisons with Margolis Method

  • Experiences with genres and forms of performance

  • Case-studies (pedagogy, creative processes, music, puppetry, dance)

  • Margolis Method for film and digital media

  • State of the field: Margolis Method present and future


INTENT TO SUBMIT FORM

If interested in presenting a paper, please submit this form by Feb. 15, 2019.

*Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes per participant with an additional 10 minutes for Q&A.

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You may attend the conference without presenting a paper.
REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ON JANUARY 15TH

For additional Conference information email: jonathan.beller@metrostate.edu

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