A BRIEF COMPANY HISTORY

Founded in NYC in 1984 by Artistic Directors Kari Margolis and Tony Brown, the company encompasses a performance ensemble and a training/research center. MB ADAPTORS has created seventeen original productions, that have toured nationally and to Berlin, London, Singapore, and throughout Canada, Mexico and Spain. The company has also created several large-scale, site-specific events for such places as the Brooklyn Museum, Minnesota Science Museum, the beach at Coney Island NY and the base of the Roebling Bridge in Minisink Ford NY.

MB ADAPTORS relocated to Minneapolis in 1993 where it played an active role in the Twin Cities vibrant arts community until 2004. At this time, the company established a new home in the beautiful Delaware River Valley of Highland Lake, NY, 90 miles west of New York City. The company presently shares a facility with its training program Margolis Method Center, and offers classes, presentations and programming throughout the year.

MB ADAPTORS has received critical and popular acclaim for its physically charged muscular approach to the stage. The company is known for its imagistic and powerful merging of emotionally embodied ensemble acting, cutting edge technology, original music/song/text and the unusual use of everyday objects.
MB ADAPTORS has always been committed to the exploration of a universal means of storytelling, one that reaches beyond the culturally specific. Repertory productions start with the posing of a question and an ensemble of actors in an empty room. Productions are unique explorations; non-linear dreamscapes that must be experienced live in the space.

Ongoing rigorous training and research are central to the company’s philosophy. All ensemble members bring with them a plethora of skills and continue intensive training with Kari Margolis. Ensemble members have been working together for up to 30 years. Tony Brown is the company’s principal composer and multimedia artist.

The Margolis Method Center offers several programs including a Summer Session which reaches an international student body of thirty students per season and a University Professor Certification Program, specifically designed for professors to integrate Margolis Method exercises into their existing syllabi. Professional Certification is a multi-year process and MB ADAPTORS ensemble members also serve a faculty.

The company offers residencies worldwide that range from master classes to extensive performance residencies where company members work alongside students to create new groundbreaking works and/or perform repertory productions.