“Margolis Method training has given me the most complete and specific ways of sensing,
gaining command of my instrument."
JULY 15 - AUGUST 2, 2019
Unleash your creativity and find empowerment through knowledge. Take hold of your artistic future and refine and broaden your craft. At the Margolis Method Center Summer Program, you can do all this in an exciting and creative artistic environment -- one that will most certainly challenge and inspire you.
WORK intensively with Kari Margolis, faculty, and artists from around the world in an intimate, challenging yet supportive environment.
EXPERIENCE the perfect artistic retreat where you can focus on intensive personal training, partake in collegial interaction, and enjoy all that the beautiful Delaware River Valley has to offer.
CREATE solo and group works.
PERFORM for colleagues and collaborators.
TRANSFORM into a powerful theatre artist and join the growing movement of Actor Warriors.
The summer program enhances growth through Margolis Method’s concept of “spiral learning,” where training artists at all levels work side by side. Margolis Method exercises have been developed to inspire artists, no matter how long they have been training, to continue striving on a daily basis to become more sophisticated storytellers. Each exercise is layered in such a way that artists can work on deeper and deeper levels of specificity as they mature in their training. Within the spiral learning format, newer students learn at an accelerated rate by gleaning from the knowledge of advanced artists, while at the same time offering new insights and fresh perspectives that benefit everyone. Each individual artist’s breakthrough raises the bar for the entire ensemble and brings everyone to new levels of understanding.
Margolis Method training ties every impulse to the building of a theatrical event. Therefore, creation and performance are part of the daily rigor. Artists refine their physical, vocal, and creative instrument by intersecting with precise and rigorous exercises that merge the skill sets of the actor, director, and playwright. The Method’s supportive, laboratory style offers each artist valuable opportunities to practice giving and receiving feedback. This practice allows students to further develop an analytical eye and articulate way of communicating with other artists.
As creation is central to Margolis Method, the building of theatrical projects is an important part of training and putting new performance skills into practice. Projects vary in form and intent, and are designed to artistically challenge and inspire. They provide the perfect vehicle for artists to approach the creative process in new and inventive ways. Each project culminates in a performance for other training colleagues, and is followed by an open forum to discuss process and artistic goals.
Artists train Monday through Friday for 27 hours per week. Monday and Friday run from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday run from 10:00am to 4:00pm, with an hour lunch break. Additional hours are set aside for artists to create and rehearse ongoing projects.
Along with our beautiful, rural environment, our proximity to New York City offers the best of both worlds. One weekend during the Summer Program, the Center facilitates transport to bus or train stations for those who wish to visit this cultural mecca during their stay.
Artists attending the Summer Program stay in fully furnished housing with phone, wifi, laundry, and local transportation to and from the studio.
Summer Program at the Margolis Method Center Int'l finds the perfect balance of creativity, rigor, relaxation, and festivity. Weekends take advantage of all the area has to offer, with river rafting, pool parties, and barbecues (including authentic Spanish style paella). We're dedicated to making your experience fulfilling and fun, both inside the studio and out. All Margolis Method activities are included as part of your program fees.
25 hours per week of formal class time
Furnished artist housing with complete kitchen
An open studio for practice and projects
Local transportation for class/grocery shopping and projects
PDF of 2019 Workbook
Pick-up from bus station
Meet and Greet Barbecue
Training artists will also receive special discounted rates to the Margolis Method Online Learning Program.
Summer Program 2019
Open to All Levels -- Three Week Program: July 15th - August 2nd
$2,500 (all inclusive)
A non-refundable deposit of $350.00 is required to confirm registration.
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