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.
has Directed all the productions and performed with the Company until 1998.
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.
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.
and Brown's Work has been Recognized with: