A reminder that The Sixth Act’s first academic workshop of the 2008-2009 academic year, “The Mask,” will be held THIS THURSDAY, November 6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Black Box Theater. The event is free and open to the public (metered parking is available). As usual, light refreshments will be served.
“The Mask” will invite participants to explore the history and various functions of using masks in a theatrical performance. This will entail, of course, investigating some of the theoretical applications of masking, more broadly speaking: when and how does the mask conceal? when and how does the mask reveal? to what degree does masking unite participants and spectators in an archetypal rite and to what degree does masking alienate participants and spectators from the specifics of their humanities?
Participants will be exposed to details of the mask-making process; to specific theories and applications of using theatrical masks; to a historical overview (accompanied with handouts) of masks in various dramatic traditions; and to facilitated discussion focusing on performances from Greek drama as well as the more contemporary and experimental work of Eugene O’Neill.
We hope you join us for this provocative and stimulating event!
This event is supported by the Creative Arts Committee.
The Sixth Act