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Ms. Kari Margolis

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Artistic Director

Margolis Method

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • masters
    University of Minnesota Theatre and Dance Department
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Association of Theatre Movement Educators – Kari Margolis, 11 Oct 2015 [cached]
Association of Theatre Movement Educators / Member Profile: Kari Margolis
Kari Margolis
Artistic Director / Master Teacher
Margolis Method Center
Certified artists make up faculty at the Center and teach outside workshops and assist Ms. Margolis at residencies and master classes. 2004 - 2013 SUMMER PROGRAM, runs June thru August. Workshops are Monday thru Friday, five hours per day. 2006-2013 FALL and WINTER PROGRAMS, are designed each season based on the Company's touring schedule and Ms. Margolis' residency and directing schedule.
special events :Theatre Colorado [cached]
* Theatre & Dance Workshops including our fee workshop with master artist Kari Margolis, creator of the Margolis Method
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Kari Margolis, founder of the Margolis Method and a co-founder of Margolis Brown Adaptors Company, said the company usually performs in places like New York City, and other places around the world with large venues.
She added, however, that this weekend the company will be staging a show at the Tusten Theater in Narrowsburg on June 20, at 8:00 p.m. It's billed as a theatrical improvisational performance event. Go to for more on the performance.
Artistic Directors Kari ..., 1 April 2015 [cached]
Artistic Directors Kari Margolis & Tony Brown
Tony Brown and Kari Margolis have been committed to the creation of original theatre productions and the exploration of the actor's craft for over three decades.
Brown and Margolis have created sixteen large-scale, critically acclaimed works with the Company that have toured nationally and internationally to Barcelona, Berlin, London, Singapore and throughout Mexico and Canada. Along with these works they have also created several large-scale, site-specific events for such places as the Brooklyn Museum, the beach at Coney Island, NY, the Minnesota Science Museum and the Roebling Bridge in Minisink Ford NY. Kari has Directed all the productions and performed with the Company until 1998. She has also designed or collaborated on costume, set and prop design.
More About Kari Margolis
Over the last 28 years, Ms. Margolis has developed a highly dynamic physical approach to actor training (Margolis Methodtm) that synthesizes the skill-sets of Actor, Director and Playwright. The Margolis Method Center in Highland NY, reaches an international student body and Ms. Margolis leads Master Classes and extended residencies throughout the United States and abroad. She has been the Master Teacher for the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival for ten years, and is an ongoing Guest Artist for the Association of Professional Actors and Directors in Barcelona, Spain.
As Faculty at the University of Minnesota from 1997 to 2004, she played an integral role in reshaping the B.A. Acting Program where Margolis Method is still core to the Program's syllabus. She served for four years on the National Endowment for the Arts Professional Theatre Panel and was a Site-Reporter for fifteen years. Kari is a published author and lecturer and most recently was the Keynote Speaker for the Rocky Mountain Theatre Association's Festival hosted by Fort Lewis College. She served two terms as President of the National Movement Theatre Association and on the panels of the Jerome Foundation and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council in the Twin Cities along with several other national Arts panels. The Margolis Method Overview DVD funded by National Endowment for the Arts was produced in 2006.
Margolis and Brown's Work has been Recognized with:
2013 Summer Institute Faculty, 26 Jan 2015 [cached]
Kari Margolis - Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Margolis Brown Adaptors Company
Kari Margolis Co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Margolis Brown Adaptors Companyoriginally established in New York City in 1984. She has written, directed, designed costumes, props and sets for fourteen critically acclaimed evening-length productions that have toured nationally and internationally to Singapore, Berlin, London, Barcelona and throughout Mexico and Canada and has created site-specific works for such places as the Brooklyn Museum, the Beach at Coney Island and the Minnesota Science Museum. Over the last 25 years, Ms. Margolis has developed a unique physical approach to actor training (Margolis MethodTM). She has served on the Theatre Faculty at the University of Minnesota and runs a private actor training center in Sullivan County NY with an international student body of fifty students a year.
Ms. Margolis has served on many national theatre panels including the National Endowment for the Arts. She conducts master classes, extended residencies and lecture demonstrations throughout the United States and internationally and is a published author, most recently published by Allworth Press, NY. Ms Margolis' work has been recognized with six Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, two Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowships, a Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship, two McKnight Intermedia Arts Fellowships, a Creative Capital National Artist Fellowship, a Pew/TCG National Theatre Residency Fellowship, a Jerome Foundation Travel/Work Grant, a McKnight National Fellowship, a "Bessie", New York Performance Award, a Brooklyn Arts Council, Outstanding Achievement in the Cultural Arts Award, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Performance Fellowship among others. Featured in Book By Nicole Potter Allworth Press "Movement for Actors."
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