Creative Research: On Fairytales and Madness

Over the course of the Margolis Method Conservatory Program, I had the opportunity to delve into some creative research with the artists present. I was interested in themes of madness, paranoia, delusion, and escapism, and chose to garner text from Alice in WonderlandPeter Pan, and The Wizard of Oz (all stories involving an escape to a magical world) as well as quotes and text by writers like Anais Nin and Sylvia Plath. We explored various physical and dramatic limitations to create different ensemble relationships of unity, disconnection, and isolation. Here are a few snaps of some of the images and scenes we created. Huge thanks to the actors that participated for their generosity and creativity!

Pictures: Elisenda Bassas, Anna DeMers, Angela Kiser, Jackie McCoy

Margolis Method Center Conservatory 2017

The summer flew by with a group of amazing artists and transitioned into an inspiring, focused period as we kicked off our inaugural 12-Week Conservatory Program. I had the pleasure of working with some highly disciplined artists on advanced training and creation. Each artist developed and worked on a personal creative project as part of the Conservatory, with a public showing at the end of the Program. Each artist grew immensely over the course of the Conservatory, and the icing on the cake was the incredible response they received upon presenting their projects to an audience at the Center.

While the Conservatory is done for now, the studio still resonates with each artist’s energy and creativity!