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Grasshopper Mask


The Grasshopper half mask is perfect for for hip hop! Or just jump in and buy it with joy.  The mask is a combination of rigid latex, pipe cleaners and acrylic paint.

Grasshopper is well liked for many things.  Her command of the Finnish language?  Unimpeachable!  Her fiery renditions of 1980s power ballads at the local karoke establishment?  Incendiary!  Her ability to store food for the winter?  Well, grasshoppers can’t have everything.  But she’ll be happy to play you a song while you heat up some of your leftovers for her!


The Old Green Grasshopper half mask represents a sophisticated intellectual, who really does know everything there is to know.  He is a lovers of life as well as a consummate musician.

The lines of this mask create a direct energy and a perspective from all is seen with the utmost clarity.

The mask is made of rigid latex and pipe cleaners that have been dipped in the same material.  It is extremely durable and the springy quality of the antennae add to the joyous personality of this mask.

Grasshopper:  This is an outrage!  You are a disgrace to your Phylum, Order, Class, genus and Spe…

Centipede:  Say it in English!

Grasshopper: You, sir, are an ASS!
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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.

The Mansion, in Muncie, IndianaThe Mansion

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.