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Set of 10


The set of ten neutral masks was created to allow for discount if purchasing for a classroom.  Once you have selected the set any additional neutral masks added to the set will be charged at the set price.  There are 5 male neutral masks and 5 female neutral masks in a set.  However, you can request any combination of male and female masks and still receive the set price.  So customize your order!

These masks are being used in class rooms all over the world to train actors.  Join the ranks of the best training programs on the planet and order a set today.

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The idea of a neutral mask for actor training was originated by Jacques Copeau and effectively disseminated throughout the world by Jacques Lecoq.

The neutral mask is intended to provide for an actor the basic principles of playing action necessary to play any style of theatre.  These masks are based on the masks used at the Lecoq School in Paris.

Sears Eldredge say this of neutral mask: “It attempts to erase the individuality; to get at the essence;to get at man rather than this man.”

The neutral mask is not a mask worn on the surface it is one that come from deep within and so an great tool for training actors.

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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.