Train With Combustible Company

Combustible Company is offering two Margolis Method workshops this Winter! The workshop is geared towards advanced students and professional theater artists alike. Using improv-based exercises, we will focus specifically on integrating text with movement and creating dynamic ensemble relationships in three-dimensional space. Combustible Company makes extensive use of Margolis Method as part of its creative process.


Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Center for Performing Arts.

Session 1: January 23rd through February 27th (6 weeks).

Session 2: March 6th through March 27th (4 weeks).

Registration Fee: $150 for Session 1, $100 for Session 2, or $200 for both sessions.  Use this form to sign up online.

About Margolis Method

Developed by Kari Margolis over a period of 25 years, the Method was inspired by the work of such artists as Etienne Decroux, Jerzy Grotowski, and Bertolt Brecht. The Margolis Method is not an aesthetic but a comprehensive series of highly theatrical exercises based on the universal principles of physics and communication. Training in the Method will make you a stronger artist in any theatrical style or aesthetic, ranging from physically-inspired ensemble work to text-based plays.

About the Instructor

Erik Hoover trained with Kari Margolis and was a member of the Margolis-Brown Adaptor Company for five years –performing in Sleepwalkers, American Safari, and The Human Show. He is a Level 2 Certified Margolis Method Instructor and has been teaching in the Twin Cities since 2011.

Erik is a founding member and co-artistic director of Combustible Company, performing in their productions of Bluebeard’s Dollhouse and Herocycle. He has also worked with: the History Theatre, Wonderlust Productions, Walking Shadow Theater Company, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, Classical Actors' Ensemble, Theatre Novi Most, Theatre Pro Rata, Park Square Theatre, Sandbox Theatre, Burning House Group, and the Red Eye Collaborative. Erik has also coached movement for several productions and directed Theatre Pro Rata’s production of The Woodsman, which City Pages listed among their Top Ten Best Shows of 2015. Erik’s performances have also been recognized by Lavender Magazine and Minnesota Playlist Magazine and he performed in Walking Shadow’s production of The Compleat Female Stage Beauty, which won an Ivey Award for Overall Excellence in 2012.

Contact information

Combustible Company
Erik Hoover
Web site

Posted December 27