Check out what's going on! | Winter 2017

Catch up on what we've been up to and upcoming programs!
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LET'S DO THIS! Winter 2017 Newsletter

It may be winter, but we are fired up and hope you are similarly invigorated and inspired to make 2017 rock!  MB ADAPTORS and Margolis Method had an action-packed 2016, and 2017 promises to be a breakthrough year of new programming and opportunities.

MB ADAPTORS Performance Projects

Millikin Headshot

Performance Dates: September 29 - October 2
MB ADAPTORS performance residency at Millikin University was a dream opportunity to further develop the HEADSHOT! Project. With the creative input of a phenomenal ensemble of 19, and a top notch support team of designers and crew the Residency allowed Kari, Tony and Jarod to grow HEADSHOT! in unexpected and spirited ways with songs, non-stop multimedia and 9 insanely evocative new characters. 

The magic of the HEADSHOT! project lies in the generous creative contributions of many artists, and we thank MB ADAPTORS company members and Barcelona artists whose imprint on the project runs deeps. Huge thanks to Millikin University for supporting the creation of new work, and congratulations to them for being featured in blogs and magazines as a top Musical Theatre school in the US!

Margolis Method in Barcelona

Study Abroad 2017

Now in its third year the Margolis Method Barcelona Study Abroad Program 2017 did not disappoint! Students from eight universities throughout the U.S., the Institut del Teatre and professional theatre artists from Barcelona came together for a highly charged three weeks of intensive studio training. The experience exploded beyond the studio walls to include performances, lectures, a guided walking and bike tour, cultural events and of course -- tapas. Applications for next winter’s Study Abroad are already coming in.
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Support for Full Time Programs in Barcelona

MB ADAPTORS and Margolis Method’s plan of building a full time training, research and creation center is gaining momentum and receiving huge support from the cultural community. Most recently highly respected journalist Antoni Bassas interviewed Kari about her experience working with Catalan actors, the state of film and television, and her perspective on recent political events. MB ADAPTORS and Margolis Method are grateful to have such a culturally rich, beautiful and caring place to call a second home. As always we must thank Boris Dàussa Pastor for his ongoing support and amazingness!

Keep an eye out for information about a
Six Week Conservatory opening in spring 2018.

BCN Classes

The ongoing Margolis Method Classes are now back to their regular twice a week schedule with renewed energy from the Study Abroad, and committed theatre artists are working away with Gema Sala, Núria Olivé, and Boris Daussà-Pastor.  

Margolis Method BCN classes started in October, 2016 and run thru June 2017, with each month covering a specific theme. The last week of each month is a Performance Lab that offers the training artists an opportunity to present original work created from a prompt based on material.
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Read All About it!

Kari has a new chapter in Allworth Press' second edition of Movement for Actors
Kari discusses the importance of an integrated acting method that empowers actors and allows them to embody the skills of the actor, director and playwright. If you've read the first edition it is certainly worth checking out this new one -- it also has writing by several new artists from the first edition as well.
Special shoutout to the input and editing of Jarod Hanson and Beth Brooks! It takes a village (especially now!).

New Programs & Opportunities

12-wk Conservatory

July 17 - October 6, 2017
WOWZA! To say we are excited to dive into the new 12-Week Conservatory is an understatement. We have an exceptional group forming from across the US and Barcelona and fantastic new Artist Housing right on the banks of the pristine Delaware River. Eagle watching and swimming are perfect compliments to working our butts off in the studio. Mornings will be dedicated to training with afternoons focused on the creation of individual and ensemble work to be performed at the end of the Conservatory.  
We are presently seeking two more mature, focused and ensemble-minded artists to join us. That’s right! Just two places remaining open.

Introduction to Margolis Method for Professors

June 26-30, 2017
With our Professor Certification Program heading into its seventh season and a powerful group of Certifying Professors returning for higher levels of training it is time to offer this new Introductory workshop.This one-week Program is the perfect way for Professors new to Margolis Method to explore and interact in an environment shaped especially for them. It is also an excellent opportunity for those more familiar with the Method to review and dig deeper into fundamental concepts and exercises.

Continuing Programs

Professor Training & Certification

July 3-14
Professors who have completed the Introductory workshop are eligible to enter the Certification Program (and meet and work with an extraordinary group of teaching artists working at all Levels of Certification). Work with like-minded colleagues from around the world and discover exciting ways to integrate Margolis Method into your existing syllabus.

Summer Program Celebrates 34th Anniversary and is Filling Fast!

Summer Program

July 17 - August 6
With 34 years of experience we know that even in February, summer is just around the corner -- and as of today, we have only 5 places remaining open! Join us for a memorable and transformative three weeks. 

Experience the perfect artistic retreat where you can focus on intensive training in a challenging yet supportive environment. Partake in collegial interaction, create solo and group works and enjoy all that the beautiful Delaware River Valley has to offer. Spectacular artist housing is included!

Announcing the 1st
Int'l Margolis Method Conference in Barcelona

January 12, 13, 14, 2018
With the ever-growing presence of Margolis Method in theatres, universities, high schools and Online we are proud to announce the first International Conference and Call for Papers. Stay tuned for a definition of the theme and deadlines for submission and registration.

Margolis Method Online Expands

It’s hard to believe that Margolis Method Online is already in its second year of offering dynamic, in-the-studio training experiences to an ever-growing group of empowered theatre artists across the globe. Along with a major infusion of new Themes, Classes and Lessons over the next few months, look out for announcements of exciting upgrades to the platform that will further enhance the creative learning experience.

With 150 lessons already available you can dive in for hours at a time, or just take a short ten minute dip. Either way the response has been phenomenal. We are motivated by the positive feedback and blown away by the progress we seen made by artists uploading footage for feedback and thru skype sessions.

Our Growing Team

We are thrilled to have Patrick Demers join us as Director of Development & External Relations.

With all the growth MB ADAPTORS & MARGOLIS METHOD CENTER is making both in the U.S. and Barcelona it is time to expand our core team and increase our ability to create and present new work as well as offer training and creation opportunities to others.

Patrick Demers has dedicated his career to creating, directing and producing contemporary theatre. He was first introduced to Kari Margolis and Tony Brown in graduate school at Arizona State University, and has been interested in working with MB ADAPTORS company ever since. Among many other projects Patrick, with co-Founder Jonathan Beller, created and produced the Phoenix Fringe Festival to provide emerging artists an affordable venue to present their work. Patrick is proud to now be joining this phenomenal group of artists who have created such a unique and formidable movement in world theatre.

Margolis Method Workshops Across the Country and Abroad

KCACTF Region 1

February 1-4, 2017
Kari has been a Master Teacher for the National Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival for 15 years, and this year was also Head of the Devising Initiative for Region I. Kari  and Jarod together led four workshops each focusing on a different theatrical device for creating theatre. It was  an exciting whirlwind of an experience and over 70 students partook in the workshops..

Our First Margolis Method Next Steps Scholarship Recipients!
It is our pleasure to announce that Genoveva Vargas Camacho, Derick Cardenes and Kristina Paul are each being awarded a Margolis Method Next Steps Region I Scholarship toward our Barcelona Study Abroad, 2018. 

Rhode Island College, Providence RI

October 22-23, 2016
Kari and Jarod returned for a fifth season to Rhode Island College  to work with Musical Theatre and Acting majors. We’ve seen entire classes grow from freshmen to seniors, graduate, and even return for workshops! RIC Alum Jackie McCoy, who is now working toward Margolis Method Professional Certification, was there to add her charisma and charm! Thanks to Bill Wilson, Director of Musical Theatre at RIC, who we are also proud to say is a certifying Margolis Method Professor!

Laguardia College, NYC

December 3, 2016
We saw many new and familiar faces amongst the fantastic LaGuardia students and NYC acting community. We look forward to making this an annual event, as well as to seeing our amazing host Stefanie Sertich this summer at the Center for her third season of Margolis Method Professor Certification.

Margolis Method in India 

Boris Daussà-Pastor was Keynote Speaker at the annual conference of the Indian Society for Theatre Research. The Keynote presented Margolis Method as revolutionary it its approach to theatre training as its principles are founded on physics, the purest form of storytelling, and can thus be applied to all conventions of performance from Western theatre to Kathakali or to any aesthetic or style. 

Boris also led a three-day workshop at the conference for more than 30 students as well as a Margolis Method workshop in Delhi, at the prestigious National School of Drama. There are already plans for future Margolis Method training in India.

The actor training revolution is expanding across the globe!

Margolis Method in the Twin Cities, MN

Erik Hoover is offering a ten-week Margolis Method workshop this Winter! The workshop will focus on Margolis Method’s organic melding of text and muscular expression. Combustible Company makes extensive use of Margolis Method as part of its creative process.

Margolis Method in Bellingham, WA

Ian Bivins has ongoing Margolis Method classes at the Sylvia Center for the Arts. Classes meet weekly to explore the Method's creative, theatrical structures. Bellingham has its own growing group of Actor Warriors!