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

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

CFP: International Margolis Method Conference in Barcelona, January 13-14, 2018. Deadline for abstract submission, October 1st 2017:

argolis Method Center Intl 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 the fundamental goal to offer 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 season of 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




The conferences 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


1)     Name and Affiliation

2)     Address, email, telephone contact with area code

3)     Country of Origin

4)     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



For any additional inquiries on the Conference only please email


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