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Use of custom masks in theatre performance

Since man appeared on the timeline, masks have represented characters in theatrical performances. Primitive man used them.  All indigenous cultures have mask traditions. In Greece, the significance of theatre masks increased from ritual to ritual-drama.  Theatre masks have gained immense popularity with the passage of time. In the Middle Ages masks were used in the mystery plays of the 12th to 16th century. Their use witnessed a rise during the 15th-century Renaissance in Italy.

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In modern times plays such as Die Versunkene Glocke (The Sunken Bell; 1897) by German writer Gerhart Hauptmann (1862–1946), dramatizations of Alice in Wonderland, Dreaming of the Bones, The Great God Brown by American dramatist Eugene O’Neill (1888–1953), and others featured actors wearing masks to showcase changes in the internal and external lives of their characters. Much has changed throughout the history of theater drama masks, but what remains is their popularity and prominence.

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Masks in Performance Teacher/Actor Training Workshop – June 22-26, 2020

A workshop for performers, students and teachers. Explore one of the most effective methods of actor training through Neutral, Larval and Character Half Mask. the mask tangibly reveals to the actor the intricacies of the art of performance, directing and an application of understandings to all styles of acting.


Mask Making: An Exploration of Expressive Form Workshop – June 16-19, 2020

This workshop explores the entire process and understandings necessary to create an expressive form, a mask that appears to change expression as it moves through space. 

Acting Mask Training

Each Workshop is $750 and includes lodging, breakfast and lunch for five days.

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Register before April 1, 2020 and receive the full of week of training, lodging and meals for only $600.

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We recognize that even $600 can be a significant investment for theater practitioners and instructors, so we offer flexible payment plans. Reserve your spot today with only $200, and pay the remainder before the workshop begins. We also offer financial aid for qualified participants and grant submission support. Contact Jonathan if you are interested.