Saturday, June 2nd
Masks are curious, physical, impulsive and raw. They will lead an artist into a surprising and playful world full of wonder. The versatility of mask is an essential foundation for actor training. It is invaluable in the practice of devising for performance. With a diverse array of characters born, artists can delve into creating accessible, engaging physical storytelling theatre.
This workshop will help the artist develop the fundamental skills of mask performance. Artists will focus on coming back to the basics of movement, voice, storytelling and improvisation in order to be able to listen truthfully to what’s really happening.
Nicola Elson is an actor, creator and educator with over a decade of experience working across Canada, England and Italy. Her love for all things theatre has inspired a diverse career, ranging from acting, devising theatre with an ensemble of artists, stilt walking, improvising and teaching. She currently teaches ‘Theatre for Young Audiences’ at the University of Calgary and is a returning instructor for Theatre Alberta’s ARTSTREK. Nicola is part of the DOWNSTAGE CREATION ENSEMBLE and is a well-known freelance actor in Calgary.
Saturday June 2nd
10 am – 5pm (with a one hour lunch break)
Room E107, Craigie Hall, University of Calgary
$75 plus GST
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org