MASKS!! Finding Character, Finding PlayFULL

This is a hands on workshop. Come play with some fantastic full and half character Masks and learn the amazing and incredible tradition of Commedia D'ell Arte! A tool like no other, mask play offers actors great range, a wonderful way to find character and an avenue to get big, fun and physical! With inspiring original masks made by renowned mask maker, performer and teacher, Gina Bastone, come learn how to ignite your imagination through mask play. 

To Bring

Comfortable clothes to move in. A notepad. 


Tahina Awan

A Voice, Movement and Mask instructor at Vancouver Film School, Tahina Awan has studied primarily in the physical traditions of Jerzy Grotowski, Jacques Lecoq and Richard Pochinko. Half mask, Full mask and the smallest mask - Clown - have been her areas of fascination for over twenty years along with the process based practices of Voice and Movement. She currently performs originally written theatrical work on stages, does animation voice work in studios and leads many others in wild singing marathons.