Creating Theatre Experiences
Unfolding simply seems perfect, and I don’t give out such high marks easily. The aesthetics are so delicate they make you weep, and yet the truth the piece reveals will strike you hard in the gut. It’s a deeply tragic moment when Aya’s paper flower gets flopped downwards into a broom, and the butterfly turns into a duster, as life turns imagination into practicality. You realize then that underneath the calloused skin of every mother lives a fairytale princess who can still fly. And Unfolding is undoubtedly a fairytale—the best kind there is, because it shows not only truth, but also hope.
-Ran Xia, Theatre is Easy
“Working with Margarita taught me more than I could ever imagine. She taught me strength, courage, and a comfortability with myself that I never thought possible. Her dedication to her work and students is infectious, as it is impossible to not feel her love exude from her each time you see her… Simply put, Margarita and her work have changed my life. I could not be more thankful to have worked with her and envy anyone who gets to in the future, for the experience to work with someone as talented as her is a once-in-a-lifetime one that I will hold close to my heart.”
“She knows so much! She puts you in the class, in the work. Leave everything else at the door. Her knowledge is fascinating and she is always willing to learn from us, too, which is so engaging”
“After this class, I think that anything is possible!..”
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing—and keeping the unknown always beyond you.
Art is something that lies in the slender margin between the real and the unreal.