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Mask Making Residency: 23-24th March 2019

Vamos Theatre invites you to take part in a Mask Making Residency for Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS/PTSD) and health professionals caring for Veterans.

About the Residency
Over two days, you will learn how to make a full face mask from scratch. No previous art or theatre experience is necessary - just an interest in the process, an enjoyment of creating things, and a willingness to get your hands dirty with paint and clay.

You will be guided through the stages of creating a full mask - from deciding the character to molding clay, 'pulling' the mask in a vacuum-former, and painting it. After the residency, you can keep the mask you make. Our workshops are always challenging, fun, informal and creative, and we work with a small group of participants to get the best out of everyone involved.

The residency is delivered by two highly-experienced Vamos Theatre practitioners with the help of a Veteran trained by the company.

"Fun, relaxed and enjoyable. With the support I was able to produce a mask, which I did not believe I could have done on the first morning. Also shows mindfulness can come in many different forms!”  Veteran participant, Mask Making Workshop

Booking details

When: Weekend of March 23rd/24th 2019, 10-4:30pm
Where: Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome St, Worcester, WR1 1UH
Cost: The course is FREE with lunch included
Suitable for: Veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress (PTS/PTSD) and health professionals
Number of places: a limit of 16
To book: email info[at] using ‘Mask Making’ in the subject header

Full Mask Masterclass: 28th March /1st April

Join Vamos Theatre’s Artistic Director, Rachael Savage, for a Full Mask Masterclass.

An exploration of full mask theatre performance, this course is suitable for all professional actors, performers and theatre makers. During this creative, high energy and inspiring day, participants will:
•    Learn techniques of full mask and physical theatre: using focus, characterisation and improvisation with mask  
•    Discover Vamos Theatre's approach to full mask devising and performance
•    Devise as a mask ensemble

Vamos Theatre often finds new professional performers for productions and Walkabout work through its Masterclasses.

Booking details

Date: Thursday, 28th March, 2019
Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Where: Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH
Cost: £60 per participant
To book: Visit our Eventbrite booking page (external site)

Date: Monday 1st April, 2019 (led by Rachael Savage and James Greaves)
Time: 1.30pm - 6.00pm
Where: Jacksons Lane, Archway Road, London, N6
Cost: £50 per participant (participants can also book a ticket for A Brave Face at a reduced price)
To book: Visit Jacksons Lane's website

Revealing the Mask: 7th April (L2)

Join us for Revealing the Mask (Level 2), a workshop suitable for all actors, performers and theatre makers.

This workshop is a creative, high energy and inspiring session that gives participants who have completed Level 1 a chance to develop more advanced full mask skills and a deeper understanding of the form. As well as looking in more detail at characterisation and  physicality, participants will have opportunity to devise individually and as a mask ensemble,  and to learn the essentials of directing full mask..

This workshop is offered by The Play's The Thing Theatre Company: for this particular event, you do not have to have completed Level 1 to take part, as there is a short introductory pre-session. There is a discount if you have already completed Level 1.

Learning outcomes:
Level 2
•    A developed understanding of characterisation and physicality in full mask
•    A detailed knowledge of techniques that make for excellent full mask performance
•    Increased confidence in the devising process
•    An understanding of the key essentials when directing mask

Booking details

When: Sunday 7th April
Timings: Level 1 refresher/intro; 10:30-12:30/ Level 2; 12:30-16:30, with a lunch break
Where: The Scout Hut, Furze Way, Wolverton, MK12 5AQ
Provided by: The Play's the Thing
Cost: £65 or £55 if you have already completed Level 1
To book: email rosemarychill[at]

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