Masks

Masks conceal and hide.

They confer a certain anonymity on the wearer and this anonymity is often a powerful liberating experience.This is especially so for shy students who, once they are safely hidden behind the mask, can find it easier and less vulnerable to take on a new identity.

It is as if the mask takes over. This is the transormative power of masks which has been seen in cultures as far apart as India, Africa and native Ammerica. Through the wearing of the mask a certain energy flows through the performers body which changes both their character and physical appearance.

Workshops cover half and/or full masks and include preparation exercises.

Participants learn:

  • Focus – giving and recieving focus
  • Articulation – keeping movements precise and clear
  • Differences between half and full masks
  • Ettiquet for putting on and wearing a mask
  • Working with & against the mask
  • Clocking the audience


Click here
for a video about working with full masks.
See MrDramaWorkshop's Playlist of favourite mask shows.

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."

Oscar Wilde