Classes and workshops in mask theater offer the opportunity to learn the techniques that underlie this endlessly rich realm of physicality and primordial expression.
Beginning with group work in spatial awareness, breath and contact, we explore ways of transforming our state, bodies, and ultimately the space around us. We also cover the basic skills that bring a mask to life on stage: articulation, fixed points and “mask takes.” This base will allow us to dive into the meat of the work – theatrical improvisations in mask.
Depending on the group and the length of the workshop, many different forms of masks may be integrated into the training. These include larval, Expressive (full), cartoon, and half-masks.