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The engaging and fast-paced session introduces students to mask theatre, showing how to create characters, develop clarity in communication and devise original work, empowering students to create their own mask theatre and gain a better understanding of theatre vocabulary needed for the written elements of GCSE/AS/A level drama.

The workshop will:
• familiarise students with the basic rules of performing in full mask, focusing on physical clarity
• develop students’ understanding of specific performance elements such as movement, gesture and pace, and how this helps in creating character and communicating intention
• teach students important mask techniques such as internal monologue, clocking, punctuated movement and stillness
• build students’ confidence in the devising process, and encourage them to think creatively and clearly
• encourage students to consider, and be able to critique, the importance of the performer/audience relationship
• develop teamwork and group trust
• allow shy or under-confident students to shine with the protection of a mask

This workshop can be led by a deaf practitioner for students who are deaf or HoH – please let them know when booking.

Key info

Suitable for: KS3, KS4, KS5, Higher

Age Groups: 11-14, 14-16, Post 16

Subjects: Drama

Topics: Costume Design, Emotions, Identity, Improvisation, Performance Skills, Performing Characters, Rehearsing, Storytelling, Team Building, Theatre Roles, Understanding Drama & Theatre, Mask Techniques, Mask Performing

Type: In-School

Duration: Adaptable

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Group Size: 30 students

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

We regularly check that the costs and information are the latest and most up-to-date. However, please contact us directly if you need any further information or have a particular question. Unless specified otherwise, all prices include VAT.

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