Celebrating from both sides of the atlantic

Margolis Method Center Int’l and Margolis Method BCN
present the first:

International Margolis Method Conference
January 13-14, 2018 – Barcelona

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 concrete theatrical exercises that put the conceptual into the realm of the practicable.

Founded by Kari Margolis, the Method has grown into a well respected 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.

This season celebrates the 35th year offering professional training opportunities, and the last 12 years have seen a major effort to codify the research and develop a number of certification programs. Margolis Method has inspired a nuanced discourse that has spread internationally with a solid presence today in the USA and in Barcelona.

From both sides of the Atlantic we want to celebrate and further this work with the first international Margolis Method Conference.


Call for Papers


The conference’s goal 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.

Possible topics of interest may include, but are not limited to:

  1. Historical accounts around Margolis Method
  2. Reflections on principles, theories and context
  3. Comparative analysis (theory, artistic philosophy, pedagogy, etc.)
  4. Intersections and comparisons with Margolis Method
  5. Experiences with genres and forms of performance
  6. Case-studies (pedagogy, creative processes, music, puppetry, dance, etc)
  7. Margolis Method for film and digital media.
  8. State of the field: Margolis Method present and future 

NOTE: Presentations will be in English, limited to 20 minutes per participant with an additional 10 min for Q&A. A selection of papers presented at the conference will be invited for further development into an edited collection of essays for publication.

If interested in presenting a paper, please send a 300-word abstract and short bio (up to 200 words) by October 1st, 2018 to margolismethod.bcn@margolismethod.org.
1)     Name and Affiliation
2)     Address, email, telephone contact with area code
3)     Title of your paper

You can attend the conference without presenting a paper.
Registration for the conference will begin on October 15th.

Artists participating in the Margolis Method Barcelona Study Abroad Program may attend for free.

Conference Organizer:
Prof. Boris Daussà-Pastor - Barcelona
Prof. Jonathan Beller - USA


The conference will take place in connection with the fourth Margolis Method Barcelona Study Abroad Program that runs 3 Dec 27th-Jan 17th, taught by Master teacher Kari Margolis. If you are interested in participating in the Study Abroad (in full, or partially) in addition to the conference, email margolismethod@margolismethod.org.

The conference will include:

  • Keynote Address by Kari Margolis
  • Meet & Greet the night before the conference
  • Theatre performance on Saturday evening
  • Farewell lunch on Sunday
  • Transportation and lodging are not provided by conference organizers.

Estimated Registration Fee: $200, to be updated in mid-October. (50% off for students; free for Study Abroad participants).

For any additional inquiries on the Conference only please email

More info about Margolis Method:
MM website: www.margolismethod.org/
Margolis Method Facebook: www.facebook.com/ margolismethod/
Margolis Method BCN Facebook: www.facebook.com/ MargolisMethodBCN/


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