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 […]
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” […]
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 […]
The Charles Over Mansion in Muncie, Indiana’s historic district provides an ideal setting for artistic retreat and study. The workshops are held at the Mansion or in the historic theatres and studio spaces of downtown Muncie. Workshop participants are housed at The Mansion and other locations within the historic district all within walking distance of the workshop location, restaurants for dinner and Muncie’s quiet nightlife. The Mansion at 825 East Washing Street is one of Muncie’s greatest architectural offerings. The beauty and handwork of the structure itself are an inspiration to its visitors.
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.
Each Workshop is $750 and includes lodging, breakfast and lunch for five days.
Early Bird Special - Save $150
Register before April 1, 2020 and receive the full of week of training, lodging and meals for only $600.
Flexible Payment Available
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.