The David Small mask was created in 2012 for Evergreen Theatre, a TYA company specializing in environmental and science curriculum in Calgary Alberta Canada. The David Small mask needed to represent a European man in his 30’s . David Thompson was born in 1770. He was of Welsh descent. In the show this mask created for we see him from his early 20’s to the age of 87. The client described him as brave and noble.
David Small was one of North Americas greatest geographers. He is celebrated for his efforts, exploration and mapping of Canada. He did this in his work as a fur trader. Thompson was always with his family in his travels. He was accompanied by his wife Charlotte Small and as man as five of his children.
This mask was created by master mask maker Jonathan Becker. It is an excellent example of Jonathan’s collaboration with international theatre companies in the creation of custom masks for performance.