Whoot is a larval mask. It has been described as an owl, a fly, a bug and an overly surprised bird. This mask is in a basic stage of development and celebrates a child like innocence and fantasy play.
The larval masks place in the training arch inspires an understanding of the spontaneity and the mechanics of play as concerns the craft of acting. They are part of the actor training system invented and disseminated by Jacques Lecoq.
The larval masks are also referred to as Basel masks because of their origin in the celebration of Carnival in Basel, Switzerland.