''StageCraft Ireland provide expression mask workshops''
Mask work is essential actor training.
They explore various skills vital for the stage actor: character development, movement awareness and expression, improvisation, rhythm and stage presence… among many others. The paradox of a good mask is that it simultaneously conceals the wearer and yet reveals his or her humanity, all the while creating a supporting structure which guides the actors on their journey. It naturally creates a safe place to develop contact with the public, and the ability to play on stage. Ultimately, what follows can only be human comedy. This workshop is aimed at all performers who wish to develop stage awareness and improvisation skills.
The workshop develops:
- Stage Presence
- Movement through space
- Rules of improvisation and dramatic play
- Introduction to mask and space
- Mask characters and development
A quick note on the teacher: Sam Meyler studied at the Samovar Theatre school in Paris and did an intensive post-graduate course with Norman Taylor (Jacque LeCoq’s assistant for over 20 years). He teaches in the Espaco Evoe, Theatre and Dance School, in Lisbon Portugal (where he is currently based). He has been involved in workshops and performances with StageCraft since their inception in 2006, and gives workshops regularly in England and Ireland.