MEET THE ENSEMBLE

MB ADAPTORS ensemble members are each integral to the creation of company productions. We are thrilled to be working with the following artists on the "HEADSHOT" international project.

MEET THE ENSEMBLE

MB ADAPTORS ensemble members are each integral to the creation of company productions. We are thrilled to be working with the following artists on the "HEADSHOT" international project.
JONATHAN BELLER 

Jonathan Beller is a director, producer, and performer. As a member of the MB ADAPTORS Company, he contributed to the creation and performance of their most recent touring production, Pulling Strings and is presently working on the HEADSHOT project. Along with his Professional Certiļ¬cation studies, Jonathan has completed the Level III Margolis Method University Professor Training Program. He has assisted Kari at several workshops including serving as an Assistant Director to the Insula project created in residence at Montclair State University. Prior to joining MB ADAPTORS, Jonathan served as the Artistic Director of Theatrikos Theatre Company of Northern Arizona where he produced and directed over 75 productions–canonical plays, re-imaged classics and new work from local and national playwrights. He holds an MFA from Arizona State University and currently teaches theatre at Schenectady College where the Margolis Method is at the center of the program’s actor training curriculum.
IAN BIVINS

As a Theatre Artist, Ian Bivins is devoted to transforming the mainstream approach to theatre education as well as bringing new creative ideas to one of humanities oldest rituals. Ian received a BA in Theatre Arts from Western Washington University in 2002, where he created and produced several solo works. He relocated to Highland Lake, NY in 2004 to pursue his certification in Margolis Method. He has performed in several of the company’s original evening length shows; most notably, Cyclopedia, which toured nationally in Fall, 2008. Ian has assisted Kari at several major national and international workshops including the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival and the Cos Festival in Reus Spain. 
He currently serves on faculty for the Margolis Method Center’s International Summer Training Intensive.  Ian also teaches and oversees operations of Margolis Method Bellingham, a satellite school of the Center, located in Bellingham, WA.
JAROD HANSON

Jarod Hanson is out to change the landscape of theatre through the Margolis Method’s empowering approach to three-dimensional actor training. He began his studies at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, where he attained his BA in Theatre Arts, and first intersected with Kari Margolis. Soon, he was training under Kari both at the University and with the Margolis Method Center’s weekly classes and Summer Intensives. He has toured internationally as a professional actor with the MB ADAPTORS (Sleepwalkers, American Safari, The Human Show, Cyclopedia, and Pulling Strings note a few of his collaborations with the company), and has assisted Master Teacher Kari Margolis at workshops, residencies, and master classes across the nation. He officially joined the ranks of faculty at the Center in 2011, where he continues to hone his own skills and help develop the many exciting projects on the horizon for the Center. Jarod is presently working on the HEADSHOT project.
ANGELA KISER

As a performing artist, Angela has a passion for constructing unique, physical approaches to story-telling. She has been intersecting with Margolis Method since 2009, and currently trains and oversees operations at Margolis Method Bellingham, a satellite school of the Center. She has most recently worked with Kari Margolis as a student, collaborator, theatre technician, photographer, and web designer. Since receiving her BFA from Western Washington University, Angela has created and presented her own work in Bellingham, Seattle, Wisconsin, New York, among others. She has also been a principal collaborating artist of dance/theatre group, Kuntz and Company, since 2008. Angela has been a performer and technical director with several other northwest art groups such as Bellingham TheatreWorks, Setting Sun Productions, Little Bird Theatre, and Bellingham Repertory Dance. She is currently an active leader in the Bellingham arts community and looks forward to future work with MB ADAPTORS.
JALYN KNOBLOCH

Jalyn Knobloch grew up in eastern South Dakota where she first learned the power of collaborative storytelling and creative problem solving by participating in Odyssey of the Mind in high school. She went on to study at South Dakota State University where she performed in such shows as Sweeney Todd, Equus, Picnic, Laramie Project and Tartuffe and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA in Theatre Arts where she was involved in Xperimental shows. Her first Margolis Method class, taught by Kym Longhi, forever transformed her understanding of theater. She eventually relocated to Highland, NY in 2008 to train full time and became certified in 2011. She helped create the company’s latest production Pulling Strings and assisted Kari at the Kennedy Center ACTF in 2012. She currently resides in Astoria, NY where she is part of the crew of the Off Broadway show Fuerza Bruta and is excited to be a part of Margolis Method’s Actor Training Revolution!  
GREGORY G. SCHOTT

Gregory G. Schott received his BA in Acting and Directing from UNLV where he helped create and develop numerous original productions and began his professional career in Las Vegas. Early on, he worked extensively in musical and children’s theater performing with such companies as Diamond Circle Melodrama, Climb and Rainbow Company Children’s Theater. He first began training with MB Adaptors in 1996 and began teaching at the school in 2000. He was a key artistic contributor to the MB ADAPTORS productions of American Safari, Sleepwalkers, The Human Show and Cyclopedia. Gregory most recently toured with In Search of Tonto Blue and Pulling Strings as both an actor and technical director. He has assisted Kari at residencies across the country and is very proud to be a faculty member at Margolis Method Center International.