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Workshop (Calgary):The Fascination of the Masks with Steve Jarand

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Workshop (Calgary):The Fascination of the Masks with Steve Jarand


Workshop: The Fascination of the Masks with Steve Jarand*

What are the differences between good Impro and great Impro?

Good acting and great acting?

It lies somewhere beyond wit, charm and precision.

In this workshop, gain some insight into the origins of improvised theatre and the heart of the performer through the use of masks and mask ideas.

Experience how the impulse of transformation can come from something other than your thoughts, your concepts, your self.

We will work with half (Trancemasks) and/or partial masks (noses, glasses, wigs, etc.) to give ourselves different inner and outer perception.

We will also play full masks to practice new physical and emotional states to reveal the stories of the audience as well as the personal feelings that go along with them.

WHEN: June 16, 2018 (10:30 AM – 5:30 PM)

COST: $60 (registration online, by phone or email)

WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level)

This valuable workshop is presented at this low price in the spirit of community theatre.
Space is limited; to participate in the workshop please register in advance through our box office by calling 403.246.2999 or email Iam Coulter at

Instructor Bio: STEVE JARAND
Steve has been a member of Loose Moose Theatre Company since 1987. When not improvising, he performs children’s nature theatre in schools, mountain parks, museums and zoos. Steve also travels extensively looking for new cultural experiences and attending meditation retreats. Beginning mask work 1998, Steve established the Loose Moose Mask Group and has been collaborating and teaching with Keith Johnstone at home and abroad. Each year he teaches masks as well as improv and puppetry on tours of Europe and Canada.

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