Also called “tragic masks”, full masks can put an actor in a state of receptivity towards themselves, other players and the audience.
Without the voice to rely on, the body speaks truth and betrays what is hidden.
A fundamental shift in the actor’s perspective is gained when the perspective of the viewer is fully embraced. The full mask player doesn’t need to act anymore but simply to illuminate the stories in the minds of audience members and enhance the images and emotions latent in the scene.
Have a look at how we develop the Full Masks in our workshops.