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Jonathan Becker Theatrical Mask Maker

What are Theatrical Masks Made Of?

Theatrical masks are made from different materials depending on their purpose. Over time, the creation of theater masks has become more sophisticated with improvements in technology. Around the world you can find masks made out of wood, leather, metal, fabric, paper, plastic, and rubber composites. In today’s world, a simple party mask found at a […]

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A Commedia Mask Makers Materials

I was recently interviewed about mask making materials associated with Commedia dell’Arte Masks.  I thought I’d share this mask makers response here. Question posed: I know you’ve worked (fabulously) with neoprene and other synthetic materials.  What would you say to the traditionalists who believe that a mask needs to “breathe” or be made of “organic” […]

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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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