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Masks of Manipulation Two-Day Applied Theatre Intensive

Presented by Mixed Company Theatre

March 16 - March 23, 2019 9:30AM-5:30PM
The Ladies Parlour (main floor)
157 Carlton Street
Fee:  $225+HST regular; $180+HST CAEA; $112+HST Student/underwaged. Bursaries available.


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Masks by Peter Jarvis.

The “Masks of Manipulation”, an invaluable character development and mediation process designed by Simon Malbogat, gives face to each of the seven different emotional, mental, and spiritual manipulative forces we encounter both onstage and in daily life.

This two-day workshop draws on Commedia dell’Arte-inspired masks to help participants acquire a deeper awareness of manipulation and oppression: how and why it happens, what it looks and feels like, and how to de-escalate it.

Participants will also take away from this two-day workshop a Mask of their own creation, which they will learn to use as a physical touchstone in processes ranging from character development to performance creation. This workshop, co-facilitated by Simon Malbogat and Peter Jarvis, is suitable for artists as well as community leaders.

DAY 1 of 2: March 16, 2019 9:30-5:30
DAY 2 of 2: March 23, 2019 9:30-5:30

About Guest Co-Facilitator Peter Jarvis:
“Peter Jarvis has been an entertainer & performance artist since 1979. Facilitating artistic mime, dance, clown, mask and music have allowed Peter to work extensively in film, theatre and television on such shows as Sesame St and Cirque du Soleil. Peter Jarvis continues to enjoy performing internationally in the USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Poland, and Turkey. The Masks of Manipulation shown in the above photo are but one example of Peter’s talent as a professional designer and creator of masks.”

About Mixed Company Theatre:
Mixed Company Theatre produces innovative, socially relevant drama as a tool for positive change. Founded as an artist-run collective in 1983, this nationally recognized not-for-profit today uses Forum Theatre and interactive arts to educate, engage and empower audiences in schools, communities and workplace.

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