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*Inquire about scholarships for Inner Circle, Margolis Method Community Members and eligible universities.


Winter Break 2019/20 is the perfect opportunity to experience the cultural mecca of Barcelona, Spain and work intensively with award-winning theatre artist Kari Margolis and renowned scholars for an immersive, creative, and cultural experience.




  • 30 hours of Margolis Method training with Kari Margolis and international faculty

  • 6 hours of Barcelona Theatre seminars with internationally renowned scholars

  • Guided walking and bike tours

  • Performances

  • Cultural Events

  • Student orientation and support

  • Artist housing


You'll train alongside other international and local students for three hours per day as well as enjoy two lectures on Barcelona theatre, two performances that include pre-show discussions and other cultural activities. The program will accept 16 students.

Training takes place in a supportive environment that inspires students to find the essence of theatre in every breath. Margolis Method organically synthesizes the vital connections between the physical, intellectual, and intuitive, while merging muscular and vocal expression. The Method is a three-dimensional approach to theatre training that merges all the skill sets of acting, directing and playwriting. Margolis Method is not an aesthetic but a comprehensive series of highly theatrical exercises based on the universal principles of physics and communication. Training in the Method will make students stronger theatre artist in any theatrical style or aesthetic, ranging from abstract experimental to linear text-based plays. 

Lectures on Barcelona theatre, performances and cultural activities are led and arranged by Boris Daussà-Pastor, Professor and Head of the Theory and History Department of Institut del Teatre, the leading institution for the teaching of Theatre and Dance in Barcelona for more than a century. 

Kari Margolis has received international recognition for her theatre research and productions. Her work is recognized with six National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Pew/TCG National Artist Residency Fellowship, a Creative Capital National Artist Fellowship, a “Bessie” New York Performance Award, a New York Foundation Fellowship, multiple McKnight Theatre Artist Fellowships and a Bush Fellowship among several other prestigious awards. Kari was on faculty at the University of Minnesota from 1997 to 2004, has been a master teacher at the National Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for 15 years and leads residencies and workshops nationally and abroad. Kari is co- artistic director with Tony Brown of the international touring MB Adaptors Company founded in New York City in 1984. Kari will be joined by Tony and company members, assuring a world class team of artists giving each of your students maximum personal attention. 






*Inquire about scholarships available.

**The prices above are estimates based on previous years. We will post exact fees Nov 22, but they will not be more or less than a $200 difference from these fees.




  • LODGING: 17 nights; shared room or rooms in shared apartment. 

  • TRANSPORTATION: Students will be met at the airport and brought to artist housing.

  •  Meet and Greet and Farewell dinners are provided.









I have recently returned (and am still reeling from!) my trip to Barcelona, where I was proud to be a part of the Study Abroad Program at the new fabulous Margolis Method school! Classes led by Master Teacher Kari Margolis and assisted by Boris Daussa Pastor, Nuria Olive, and Gema Sala, were both challenging and inspiring to all participating artists. I personally witnessed huge growth in all involved, including  the many levels of students as well as the professional local and visiting actors. The re-developed factory complex, Fabra i Coats, where the Study Abroad and ongoing Margolis Method classes take place, is the perfect atmosphere to focus and create. I left with the feeling that the international project in Barcelona is on the cusp of something phenomenal. Oh! Did I mention the food or the shopping or the wine or the side trips we took or the theater we saw or the… Well you get the idea! It was difficult to leave and I can’t wait to go back and see the growth and success that I’m sure will happen there. Luckily, as the Margolis Method spreads throughout the country and now abroad, we can all stay connected through the Online Learning website.
— Beth Brooks, Independent Theatre Artist
One of the biggest things I took away from the Study Abroad in Barcelona is the newfound awareness I found with my own body and other actors’ bodies. When I was in the studio in Barcelona, I felt I was able to connect the principles of the Margolis Method in my body. More so, I discovered how to be a much more truthful actor by holistically embracing the principles we learned in class. I still have so much to learn, but I’m excited to continue my education in Margolis Method this semester, and continue to develop my instrument with the discoveries I made in Barcelona!
— Lily Noonan, attending artist from the University of Minnesota

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