Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Mask Making Workshop

Aside from in-house performances, visiting theatre company productions, gigs, concerts, fashion shows etc, we also organise the odd workshop. This weekend saw the return of Mike Chase from The Mask Academy to run a 2 day workshop in Mask Making.

For those of you new to the Bradon Forest Theatre, you can click here to read about the Commedia Dell Arte workshop he ran last year, and here for the accompanying worksheets.

The workshop was offered to select members of staff from other local schools, but primarily to some of our Art & Drama students, who will be using their masks to create a piece of devised mask theatre for the Summer Arts Festival. As you can see from the masks they created, this should be a colourful performance!

Bradon Forest are also in preliminary discussions over our participation in the 2009 International Mask Festival, both as a host venue and contributing centre. More details to follow as soon as we have them!

Mike trained in mask in Bali and Italy. He has taught, acted in and directed physical theatre, mime and mask internationally for 25 years. He acted with, amongst others, The Unfortunati, Trestle Theatre Company and The Rose Theatre Company. He established The Mask Studio in the mid-90’s and developed masks for training, education, performance and therapy. He is currently the Artistic Director of the Glasshouse Art Centre and Glasshouse Mask Centre.

No comments: