The Old Man half mask reflects the gentle yet mysterious man that begins James’s adventure. The mask is an inspiration and reflection of great age and wisdom, qualities of earth, a creature of the garden and the pit of a peach. This could have been the same guy who gave Jack all of those little beans that lead to the whole Giant thing. He’s a bit deceptive and not very clear about what he gives James:
James: What are they?
Old Man: Crocodile Tongues.
Old Man: Long slimy crocodile tongues boiled in the skull of a dead for 40 days and 40 nights. And, the gizzard of a pig, the fingers of a young monkey, the beak of a parrot and three spoonfuls of sugar, a then, let the moon do the rest.
The Old Man is a durable mask for performance a class room use. As with all of the masks it is held on with an adjustable strap.
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.