MARGOLIS METHOD CENTER INT’L FACULTY
Meet our amazing faculty. All of the artists teaching at the Center have trained extensively with Kari Margolis for periods of five years or longer, most for more than ten years. They have an in-depth knowledge of Margolis Method and maintain the same challenging, yet supportive artistic studio environment on which the training is based. Faculty members have been artistic contributors and performers in MB ADAPTORS professional touring productions. Several faculty members also run their own workshops in other cities and create and perform original works. You will also meet faculty at workshops assisting Kari. During the Summer Session, faculty will direct performances pieces with all training artists.
Jarod Hanson is Lead Faculty at the Center, and is out to change the landscape of theatre through the Margolis Method’s empowering approach to three-dimensional actor training. He began his studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he attained his BA in Theatre Arts, and first intersected with Kari Margolis. Soon, he was training under Kari both at the University and with the Margolis Method Center’s weekly classes and Summer Intensives. He has toured internationally as a professional actor with the ADAPTORS (Sleepwalkers, American Safari, The Human Show, Cyclopedia, and Pulling Strings note a few of his collaborations with the company), and has assisted Master Teacher Kari Margolis at workshops, residencies, and master classes across the nation. He officially joined the ranks of faculty at the Center in 2011, where he continues to hone his own skills and help develop the many exciting projects on the horizon for the Center.
Boris Daussà-Pastor is a performer, director, and theatre scholar from Barcelona. He started training with Kari Margolis in 2005 and he has been involved in a number of creative and pedagogic projects related to Margolis Method and MB ADAPTORS. He is currently professor and Head of the Theatre Theory and History Department at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, as well as Head of Graduate Studies. He earned a Theatre MA degree from Hunter College, and taught at Hunter College and Brooklyn College for four years. He is currently a PhD candidate working on a dissertation about Margolis Method. He has published several articles in academic journals as well as a training guide for kathakali body-exercise routine. He is an active member of the international academic community, currently serving at the Executive Committee of the International Federation for Theatre Research (FIRT/IFTR). Boris is active in theatre in Barcelona and abroad. He is assistant director and movement assistant for the award-winning theatre company Dei Furbi, from Barcelona. He is currently leading an effort with Master teacher Kari Margolis to open a Margolis Method school and performance ensemble in Barcelona.
Jonathan Beller is a director, producer, and performer. He is a member of the MB ADAPTORS Company, having contributed to the creation and performance of their most recent production, Pulling Strings. Along with his Professional Certiﬁcation studies, Jonathan has completed the Level III Professor Training Program. He has assisted Kari at several workshops including serving as an Assistant Director to the Insula project created in residence at Montclair State University. Prior to joining MB ADAPTORS, Jonathan served as the Artistic Director of Theatrikos Theatre Company of Northern Arizona where he produced and directed over 75 productions–canonical plays, re-imaged classics and new work from local and national playwrights. He holds an MFA from Arizona State University and currently teaches theatre at Schenectady College where the Margolis Method is at the center of the program’s actor training curriculum.
GREGORY G. SCHOTT
Gregory G. Schott received his BA in Acting and Directing from UNLV where he helped create and develop numerous original productions and began his professional career in Las Vegas. Early on, he worked extensively in musical and children’s theater performing with such companies as Diamond Circle Melodrama, Climb and Rainbow Company Children’s Theater. He first began training with MB Adaptors in 1996 and began teaching at the school in 2000. He was a key artistic contributor to the MB ADAPTORS productions of American Safari, Sleepwalkers, The Human Show and Cyclopedia. Gregory most recently toured with In Search of Tonto Blue and Pulling Strings as both an actor and technical director. He has assisted Kari at residencies across the country and is very proud to be a faculty member at Margolis Method Center International.
CERTIFYING MARGOLIS METHOD ARTISTS
The Professional Certification Program is a rigorous individualized program open to artists who have an extensive knowledge of Margolis Method. To be eligible to enter the program, artists must have a minimum of 750 hrs. of general training with Kari Margolis or a Certified teacher, along with professional performance experience. There are three levels of certification that offer teaching artists different professional opportunities. All Margolis Method teachers continue to train with Kari Margolis and stay connected to the heart of the organization’s programs and growth.
Anna is an actor, creator and educator who has created solo work and teaches at Middlesex Community College and Kean University. She has completed her Level 3 University and Level 1 Professional Certifications.
Angela is the Program and Communications Director and core MB Adaptors ensemble. She lives in Barryville, NY and is certifying full time along with developing a new work with the company directed by Kari Margolis.
Renee lives in Minneapolis where she is active in the theatre scene. She has performed/contributed to MB Adaptors SLEEPWALKERS and HUMAN SHOW, and is presently Certifying via Margolis Method Online.
Jackie is from Rhode island and presently living and working in New York City. She has contributed to Margolis Method Online, and is about to complete her Level I Professional Certification.
Eileen is an actor/creator from Minneapolis. She is training full time on Certification and living in Barryville NY. She is joining the organizational team as she works on development of Margolis Method Online.
Nuria is active in the Barcelona theatre scene as an actor/creator and director. Nuria teaches acting at several locations and has played an important role in building Margolis Method Barcelona.
Gema is active in the Barcelona theatre scene as an actor/creator and director. Gema teaches acting at several locations and has played an important role in building Margolis Method Barcelona.
Jonathan is active in the Twin Cities theatre scene, He was a core ensemble member for MB Adaptors’ HEAHDSHOT! and recently completed Conservatory 2018. He is completing his Level I Professional Certification.