Our Full Mask Performing for Students workshop can be booked at a duration to suit you and your students, from one hour to a full day. The engaging and fast-paced session introduces students to mask theatre, showing how to create characters, develop clarity in communication and devise original mask work, empowering students to create their own mask theatre and clearly supporting assessment criteria for OCR exams. The workshop is suitable for KS3 to degree level, and can be led by a d/Deaf practitioner for students who are d/Deaf or HoH - please let us know when booking.
The session will:
• Familiarise students with the basic rules of performing in full mask, focusing on physical detail and isolation
• Develop students’ confidence in physical storytelling and encourage them to think creatively when devising visual theatre
• Empower students to create physical clarity and focus on stage
• Address key skills required in the areas of mask and physical characterisation and performance.
• Encourage shy or under confident students to shine with the protection of a mask
“The skills of full mask drama require students to isolate performance elements such as movement and gesture in order to successfully interpret the mask. This supports students not only in practical performance exams, but also in the analytical and evaluative response of the written units."
John Plant, head of performing arts specialism, Bishop Perowne College, Worcester.
Suitability: KS3 upwards Course size: maximum 30 participants Duration: adaptable Cost: 1 hour £150 + travel + accommodation
2 hours £250 + travel + accommodation
4 hours £375 + travel + accommodation
Full day (6 hours delivery) £450 + travel + accommodation
Additional hours £70 per hour To book: contact us on 01905 312921 or via our Contact Form
Vamos Theatre created a truly democratic performance space for our students and empowered them to communicate profoundly, hilariously and emphatically. Mask theatre speaks no language but human language, one we can all understand, and I was both amazed and moved to see our students flourish throughout the week.
It was excellent and so well suited to our pupils.
The work shop that took place at my college really made me realise how hard mask work is, but also I learnt how effective body language is when betraying an emotion. Thank you for coming!
I have been a teacher for 10 years and it was by far the most dynamic and worthwhile workshop I have ever seen delivered to students. I feel after your workshop they have the best possible start for their practical exam.