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Jordan Moore

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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A Few Comments on Theater Masks as Tools for Actor Training

This semester at Ball State University has been about using theater masks in the actor training sequence.  The training sequence is based on the work done at the Lecoq School in Paris.  We are using the neutral and larval (Basel masks) to teach acting principles so the actors can approach text and scene work more […]

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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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The Dopey State: Full Face Character Mask as Psychophysical Cleansing

Guest Blog Post 1 This following blog post is what I hope to be a long series of posts by guest bloggers articulating how theater masks are used today in their world of practice, teaching and students of life. The following was written by Jon Stancato, a long time client and collaborator in the design […]

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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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Tan Vu

First Bi-Annual Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Tan Vu, the first winner of Theater-Masks.com Bi-Annual Scholarship. Tan’s work as a young artist advocating for the LGBTQ community and efforts and desires to create a more diverse community in the entertainment industry especially as concerns Asian American artists won him the contest.  Tan is a student at The University of California, […]

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How Are Theater Masks Made

When looking at the answer to the question, “how are theater masks made?,” one needs to address two aspects of the mask making process and how they affect the final product. The two aspects alluded to here are one; the materials used and how the technical process of using those materials works and two; what […]

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