For grades: K-12
Requirements for live visit: Technical requirements are simple: Two tables / same height 6 or 8 feet long and two chairs. The stage or performance area must be clean and free of dirt or debris.
Fees for live visit: The Mask Man or Mask Woman: $560. one performance in schools K-12, $1000. for two back-to-back performances / The Mask Messengers $900. single performance K-12 / $1650. back-to-back performances.
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These creations tickle some sort of primal funny bone... as much stand-up comedy as it is dance. mime or theater. --- The New York Times
The Mask Man / Mask Woman
The Mask Man or Mask Woman is a solo show about the cultural, psychological, and historical aspects of the mask, employing elements of theater, dance, and physical comedy, as well as audience participation.
Approximately 20 masked characters provide glimpses of human nature at its funniest and most poignant.
The Mask Messengers
The Mask Messengers is a duo performance about the cultural, psychological, and historical aspects of the mask, employing elements of theater, dance, and physical comedy, as well as audience participation.
Approximately 25 masked characters provide glimpses of human nature at its funniest and most poignant.
Residencies, Workshops and Master classes on masks, movement and theater are also available. Highly trained professionals explore the fertile artistic territory that encompasses dance, theater, and sculpture.
Faustwork Mask Theater performances simultaneously entertain and educate with a curriculum tie-in of history, art, psychology, dance and drama. The Mask Man, Mask Woman or Mask Messenger shows are exhuberant and energetic explorations of masks, body language, and theater that poignantly capture the emotions and mysteries of human nature. Faustwork rekindles our fascination with the transformative power of the mask and reminds us of their immense power and magic throughout history and cultures.
The structure of the show is simple. A black backdrop frames about 25 masks, each one a tantalizing mystery waiting to unfold. After a brief introduction that touches on historical, psychological, and social uses of masks, the performer transforms into the mask characters one by one. The masks spring to life, each one more surprising than the other.
Using little more than movement and masks, Faustwork will dazzle, delight, astound and captivate audiences of all ages, K-adult.