Magical Experiences Arts Company
MEAC is directed by Joanne Lewis-Margolius, who founded the company in 1986. Trained in both the visual and performing arts, Ms. Margolius has worked worldwide with special education populations. She has also taught master-classes in Expressionistic Mime in both America and Europe. Although originally based in London, England, she relocated to America in 1994, bringing with her the innovative and ground-breaking Magical Experiences Arts Company. Each year Joanne is joined by three performers trained in her technique.
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Residency Info Residency DescriptionMEAC presents its interactive performances in schools and treatment centers serving the needs of children and adolescents with disabilities. Using a combination of mime, music, theatrical effects and relaxation therapy, each performance provides the participants with a safe setting to explore feelings and develop their self-expression skills. Providing full access to the arts, each session will allow all students an opportunity to experience and enjoy the magic of theater. MEAC presents fifteen plays, ranging in subject from fairytale fantasies to historical dramas. Teacher Training or Workshops Provided
During each residency performance, school staff are encouraged to participate in the experience, learning hands-on how the arts can enhance the lives of their students. Teachers/aides and therapists are provided with pre-performance information packages, explaining their role in the workshops, outlining their duties during the one-hour sessions. Additional training is offered twice a year at two sites (open to all special educators), to encourage staff to continue the work of MEAC outside the performance
Reference Name: Norene Hinson Title: Recreation Specialist Phone: (410) 444-5000 Residency Location: Maryland School for the Blind - Two performances are presented each week during the school year. Twelve children are accompanied by their child care specialists, who offer physical and emotional support to their students. Materials Needed
All materials provided by MEAC except floor mats (3-5 required)
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Which regions can you stay overnight?: None Travel Requirements: Technical/Space Needs: MEAC will work in any space provided, including a classroom, resource room, or gym. MAC performers will move furniture to the walls to open up a space. It is preferred that the area be quiet and able to be closed off from school traffic. Materials Needed: All materials provided by MEAC except floor mats (3-5 required).
Booking Contact Info Booking Contact NameJoanne Lewis-Margolius Address
7032 Wallis Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215