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Third Bi-Annual Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Jordan Moore the third winner of Theater-Masks.com’s Bi-Annual Scholarship. Jordan will be a student at The University of North Carolina School of Arts School of Filmmaking in the fall of 2017. The number of applications for the Theater-Masks.com Scholarship was amazing this time around. After the initial read there were 8 applications that […]

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How Are Theater Masks Used in Actor Training?

The following is a sequence in which theater masks provide the cornerstone as concerns understanding and integration of physical principles for the actor. Several movement classes are listed and theater masks play a role in some as well as physical classes that are intended as preparation for the mask work. The sequence is designed to […]

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Second Bi-Annual Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Etana Solomon, the second winner of Theater-Masks.com’s Bi-Annual Scholarship. Etana is a student at Georgetown University. Etana, through her work for a Microfinance NGO that focuses on female entrepreneurs called the Mann Deshi Foundation has been documenting the stories of struggle of women entrepreneurs in Mhaswad, India. Here is what Etana wrote: “These […]

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How Are Theater Masks Used Today: The Bridge Between Tradition and Contemporary Practice.

The phrase: “the mask reveals,” takes our discussion of masks and their important presence in performance, training, ritual and celebration in many directions. This post will focus on how the theater mask acts as an agent connecting the past and the present as if they existed together in the moment with a sense of immediacy […]

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