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Noah and the Great Auk

A contemporary adaptation of the story of Noah, The Great Auk asks the audience to engage with their inner child and their relationship to endangered species. Presenting these themes in drama and comedy, this Biblical story becomes universal in its teachings. In a time that is the past, and a world that is an ark, we meet our characters; an auk concerned with ensuring the survival of her species with one egg, a ewe, a bear, a lion, a malefactor hyena, and of course Noah and his array of other animals. In an effort to bridge the gap between Noah and the rest of the beasts, the auk forges an alliance with Noah. However in a mutinous plot crafted by the hyena, the auk gives her life up in order to save Noah and all of mankind. With a rainbow overhead, the survivors, along with a protected auk egg, leave the ark and journey into a frail world and ambiguous future, leaving us in the present.

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  • Noah and the Great Auk - All 5 Head Pieces

    The Great Auk Mask Set (no longer offered for sale)

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  • Bear Headpiece Theatre Mask

    Bear Mask Head Piece (no longer offered for sale)

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  • Ewe Headpiece Theatre Mask

    Ewe Mask Head Piece (no longer offered for sale)

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  • Hyena Headpiece Theatre Mask

    Hyena Mask Head Piece (no longer offered for sale)

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  • Lion Headpiece Theatre Mask

    Lion Mask Head Piece (no longer offered for sale)

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  • Great Awk Headpiece on Theatre Mask, Modeled

    The Great Auk Mask Head Piece (no longer offered for sale)

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2020 Mask Workshop Welcome!!  Jonathan Becker offers on-site workshops in partnership with The North American Laboratory of the Performing Arts, a small institute dedicated to a broad cultural exploration of the performing arts, the creation of new works, the exploration of fundamental principles and inspiring artists to be agents of change.

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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. 

Acting Mask Training

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.