Kari and Gregory embarked upon an action-packed Midwest Residency/Workshop Tour this fall, working with motivated artists, both familiar and new.
At Millikin University, Kari gave a lecture on Entrepreneurship to a very engaged group of students who asked fantastic questions. Kari and Gregory then offered two evening workshops to over 40 students of seasoned teaching artist and veteran of Margolis Method Professor Training, Denise Myers. One can feel the impact Denise has made and the students enthusiasm and knowledge of the Method was palpable. Denise will also be incorporating Margolis Method Online Learning into her core curriculum.
At the JUST OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, In Kansas City, MO, Kari and Gregory had wonderful opportunity to reconnect with the Kansas City theatre scene and many actors who have continued training in the Method after seeing MB ADAPTORS production of CYCLOPEDIA. These workshops were produced by Byrd Productions.
Kari is proud to have been a guest artist many times at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN, and she, Gregory and Erik Hoover were thrilled to interact with a packed workshop of Twin Cities theatre artists. They also offered a private workshop for the growing group of Certifying Artists living and working in Minneapolis.
It was then off to Temple University in Philadelphia, PA (home of Professor Training alumnus Maggie Anderson), where Kari gave a keynote speech and workshop. Maggie has done tremendous work at Temple to integrate the Method into her teaching, and it absolutely shows! Both workshops were filled with focused actors ready to jump in and take advantage of every moment.
Parkland High School in Allentown, PA was next, where Kari returned to work with theatre students of Elizabeth McCormick. This growing relationship between the Margolis Method Center and Parkland High School is an exciting model to bring the Method's empowering tools to younger artists and provide them with a strong foundation to their craft. Elizabeth will also be incorporating the upcoming Margolis Method Online Learning Program into her class curriculum.
It was an extremely satisfying adventure and Kari and Gregory were able to meet and work with over 400 theatre students and professionals.