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Buon Viaggio

Strebor Ailuj At some point—after I had already researched various mask traditions and teachers around the world, and after I had already decided how to focus my next period of study, and after I had already begun strategizing  and planning my trip—I realized something significant. My first study in culture and mask traditions had brought me … Continue reading Buon Viaggio

Mask Making Workshop in Portland April 29–May 1

  Hello all! I've been  blog-silent, but studio-busy...  It's been a great year of building shows, creating mask pieces for museums, selling masks at Mardi Gras, and making connections with mask lovers, performers and teachers all over. I'm pleased to announce another mask making workshop in Portland. See details below. —Tony Design, sculpt, cast and paint your own mask! … Continue reading Mask Making Workshop in Portland April 29–May 1

Hunting for solutions

Behind the Scenes: The King Stag This show was produced at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR, and designed by Professor Michael Olich. I worked as the movement consultant for the actors and as an assistant designer/ builder of various mask and puppet items. Seven months before the show would open, we met to share broad concepts, … Continue reading Hunting for solutions

A summer of puppetry & dance

I had an amazing summer of work, which has lead right into some great projects this fall. I have been so occupied with doing, I haven't had much time to share.. so here are just a few quick highlights! The Creation Story: Lincoln Center Education & Carmen DeLavallade After taking part in a second summer … Continue reading A summer of puppetry & dance

Face Hacking

What makes a mask a mask? How does a change in technology affect this ancient practice of transformation? I stumbled upon this video on Facebook. It's pretty interesting what they are doing. In one respect, it's a live-time version of makeup—the face is decorated with moving images, but the dimensions of the face are not altered … Continue reading Face Hacking

Mask Making Intensive Workshop in Portland: March 27-29

Hi everyone! I'm leading a workshop on half masks for the stage. Read more below! To be sure to hear about upcoming workshops and performances, join my mailing list. - Tony Making the Stage-ready Mask Learn how to make a mask that feeds the performer and is designed to play powerfully on indoor and outdoor stages. In this … Continue reading Mask Making Intensive Workshop in Portland: March 27-29