Kari Margolis

Performing Arts, 2002

Kari Margolis is a playwright, director, performer, and teacher. She co-founded the Margolis Brown Theater Company (originally known as The Adaptors) with Tony Brown in 1984. Their work has been presented in New York, throughout the Midwest, and in Singapore. Margolis has been commissioned to create work for the Children’s Theater Company, the University of Minnesota’s Theater Department, and the Minnesota Chorale. She is the recipient of a Pew/TCG National Residency fellowship, a McKnight National Fellowship, and four successive NEA fellowships. Margolis has developed a physical training method for actors and teaches master classes and lecture demonstrations nationally and internationally.

Awards and Accomplishments

2009: Margolis receives performance residency with Millikin University to take themes and improvisational structures from _Sleepwalkers_ and create a 30 minute performance event with 16 students

2005: Margolis receives Artist Initiative Fellowship from Minnesota State Arts Board