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Feel Margolis Method's Dynamic Energy Jump Off the Screen




Feel Margolis Method and its ability to expand the performer's expressive and creative capabilities. Margolis Method’s dynamic energy jumps off the screen and inspires you to tap into your creativity.

Active videos re-create the live studio experience. Reflecting over 30 years of research by Kari Margolis, and inspired by the work of such artists as Etienne Decroux, Jerzy Grotowski and Bertolt Brecht, the Method unites instinct and intellectual analysis and makes the vital connection between physical and vocal expression.

The universal principles of Margolis Method are applicable to any theatrical style or aesthetic, ranging from abstract experimental to linear, text-based plays. Margolis Method offers you the tools to become an empowered theatre artist armed with the skill sets of the Actor, Director, and Playwright.


Shape your schedule to suit your creative needs and lifestyle. The user-friendly navigation allows you to take advantage of all the learning opportunities and tools the site has to offer.

Train for five minutes or five hours — the choice is yours. Whether you decide to take an entire class, review a single exercise, or look for a skill-building warm-up for a rehearsal or an audition, everything you need is at your fingertips.


ACTIVE CLASSES contain multiple video lessons that guide you through actor warm-ups, introductions to concepts, foundation exercises, improvisation structures, suggestions for practice projects, and a wrap-up review.

EACH LESSON includes drop-downs with detailed written information such as vocabulary terms, step by step descriptions of exercises, tendencies to look out for, and assignments to hone critical thinking and analysis.

EXERCISES FOR DAILY PRACTICE are dramatic mini-scripts that help the actor manifest more expressively. Each exercise is preceded by a "teach-in" video that identifies dramatic concepts, their theatrical applications, and actor tendencies to look out for. The corresponding exercise lesson allows you to actively follow along and practice on your feet.

ACTOR PREP warm-ups vary in length from five to thirty minutes and include a wide range of exercises to get your actor instrument energized, balanced, strengthened, and creatively inspired.

VOCABULARY AND FUNDAMENTALS are conveniently organized and include videos and written breakdowns of concepts that apply to every exercise, audition, rehearsal, and performance.



View samples below, and experience philosophical writings, free lessons, member news, and much more. 

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How Classes Are Organized:

Classes are organized by Themes. Each Theme will contain on average three to five related classes. For example, Theme One is “Expressing the Internal and External Worlds of the Character,” which has five classes, each with a specific focus.

Each Class contains multiple video lessons that include introductions to concepts, foundation exercises, examples of building stories, improvisations, suggestions for practice projects and a wrap up.

Each individual lesson of a class includes drop downs with added information such as critical analysis questions, journal topics, vocabulary, written step by step descriptions of foundation exercises, tendencies to look out for and more.

Learn More About Theme One Classes

Theme One: Expressing the Internal and External Worlds of the Character
Theme One is comprised of five classes broken into a total of 51 lessons. This theme introduces the concept of a character having an internal private life as well as an external, social, public life. Each class delves deeper into ways to practice the actor’s ability to manifest, control, and articulate what a character is feeling privately in relationship to what they are expressing publicly.

Class One: Introducing the Actor Instrument  
Discover practicable exercises for five fundamental concepts for re-envisioning, enlivening, and building the actor’s instrument.

Class Two: Expanding and Compressing the Core
This class offers exercises that allow the actor to feel how changing the physical conditions within a character inspires emotional states and explores how the relationship between effort and relaxation helps the actor find connections between acting beats.

Class Three: Expressing Through the Core in Vertical
Learn how to find a character’s relationship to gravity and how it increases an actor’s storytelling ability.

Class Four: Dialoguing Between the Personal and the Public
Building on the previous classes, Class Four helps shape a more sophisticated actor who can make smooth transitions between a character’s personal thoughts and emotions and their public manifestations.

Class Five: The Geometry of Intention
Learn tools to start building strong interactions with other characters and inspire an audience to discover deeper meanings within these relationships.

Themes & Classes

Margolis Method Online is a dynamic, ever-expanding platform that will continually grow in content as well as features. Live classes and personal mentoring along with performance coaching are on the horizon.

Annual Membership Price: $600 or $50/month

Full single payment includes one free video upload for personalized feedback -- a $75 value!
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Video Upload Packages:

Accelerate your growth by taking advantage of our Video Upload Packages! Submit up to 15 minutes of video per upload of your work with Margolis Method Online and receive detailed personalized feedback from Master Teachers.

1 Upload: $75
3 Uploads: $175
6 Uploads: $300
12 Uploads: $500

Live Skype Sessions:

Live coaching and feedback sessions are available for artists that are actively engaged in our Video Upload Packages. Contact us for more information!

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We opened a show tonight! It felt really, really great, and I got a lot of really positive feedback on my performance. I just wanted to say it would not have gone nearly so well if I hadn’t done your 31 minute actor prep from the web site beforehand. The last few rehearsals I had been struggling to consistently feel connected to my core, to the space around me, to other actors... so I knew I needed it and I knew it would make a huge difference. It 100% did. It’s so reliable it almost feels like cheating sometimes.
— Eileen Noonan
I spent the wee hours of this morning before my first class DEVOURING the online training website. I cannot believe how much work has been put into it - it is INCREDIBLE. So clean and clear and definitely the most thorough online learning program I have used and explored.

I am overjoyed by this tool to aid in my own progression and exploration through the exercises as both student and teacher. The specificity with which you analyze, explain, demonstrate, lead, and inspire the online artist’s journey through the material is truly remarkable. The experience is so complete on so many levels - visceral, intellectual, emotional - as well as application of critical thinking skills, reflection, and self-evaluation.

This is clearly a labor of love that is WELL WORTH the investment (and then some)!! Many congratulations and deep thanks for your efforts - the layout is user friendly, professional, easy to navigate, aesthetically pleasing and also stimulating! I am just beyond thrilled!
— Maggie Anderson, Professor at Temple University
Either working alone or with others following the website classes, I feel the same kind of challenges and inspiration that happen in the studio with Kari and her amazing faculty. Daily comprehensive training is reinforced through the variety of lessons and actor preps that will encourage the beginning student and reinforce and revisit principles for the continuing student. Next best thing to being in beautiful Barryville!
— Denise Myers, Professor at Milikin University
I am always a skeptic. I am a hands on learner, a learner that needs to be in the classroom, not learning through a textbook online. When I heard about this opportunity to continue my study of the Margolis Method, I was excited yet I didn’t think it would be for me. I need to be in the room, breathing the same air.

The Online Learning site has exceeded my expectations. It’s like Kari and the team are right there with me. I love the feature that there are both videos and written work. It is challenging, yet they break the concepts down for you to understand — and no matter what level you are at there is something to constantly be learning. I love the Actor Prep warm ups. I’m currently using them before I head to rehearsals for a show that I am in. This helps me to understand my body, awareness, and how I am moving in space. It is so neat to be able to fully understand how a thought can expressed outward. I am grateful for this Method to be transported online so I can continue my study from afar. I have grown so much as an actor even within just a few times working with the site!

I have learned and grown so much through the program. I have taken these skills and applied them to the show I have co-created for the MN Fringe. This has been extremely helpful in my artistic career. Thank you! The actors work out and prep have been most helpful as I prep for rehearsals and applying it to what I do as an actor. It has changed how I view my body, skills, and art form.
— Nikki Abramson