Project Description

Faustwork Mask Theatre

The Mask Messenger – Performance

The Mask Messenger is a tour-de-force solo performance featuring nearly twenty masked characters. In this series of vignettes, body language, character development and humour are essential elements to allow audience members to laugh while learning that posture, smiles, slang and fashion are all “masks” we wear every day.

Mask Movement – Workshop

This workshop involves physical theatre exercises and games, character development and improvisations with masks, with an eye towards the creation of short sketches. In addition, students will have the opportunity to become more aware of posture, self-image and self-expression. Participants will have fun experimenting with a new art form and experiencing the power of transformation through masks. Must be booked with performance or in sets of 2 sessions.

Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

  • Historical, psychological, social and theatrical uses of masks
  • Using voice and body language to create and enrich characters

Booking Details

School Performance Fee: $732 + HST
School Workshop Fee: $274 + HST
Audience Size: 300
Performance Grades: 1-12
Workshop Size: 30 students (Gr. 4-12)
Language: English, Bilingual, French
Availability: Year-Round

About Faustwork Mask Theatre

Since 1983, Faustwork Mask Theatre has appeared worldwide at a variety of venues, including The Sydney Opera House, and The Kennedy Centre in Washington, D.C. The company is committed to celebrating the art of the Mask with performances that challenge and delight audiences with a unique synthesis of theatre, physical comedy, music, dance and poetry. Artistic Director Rob Faust creates all masks used in Faustwork shows, out of wood, leather, Celastic or neoprene.

“My children came home yesterday from school bouncing with excitement! How wonderful, as a parent, to see this in their eyes and hear the excitement in their voices.”

Parent, Toronto

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