Who are we?
People who are passionate about masked theatre.
Many of the people behind this project are also actors who have
had training in the manner of Jaques Le Coq and Commedia dell
What do we want?
We want to bring Alfredo Iriarte to New Zealand from Argentina
so that he can conduct two workshops in July: one in the
construction of Commedia masks, and the other in Expressive
THE WORKSHOPS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE AND WE WANT TO MAKE IT
AS ACCESSIBLE AS POSSIBLE!
Where is the money going?
We want to subsidize/give away workshop places to
students, artists, and teachers who otherwise might not be able to
afford it. We also need a bit of help to cover expenses such as
visa applications and airfares.
Why mask making?
Masked theatre really does contain something special - masked
shows from companys such as Indian Ink, Te Reiha and Mahuika
theatre company have emerged as quite successful and auidences love
it. However high quality theatrical masks are expensive.
For the actors in this project learning how to make our own
masks for future shows is very exciting and a brilliant way to cut
Alfredos craftmanship is also second to none - learning his
techniques would be a golden experience for any Artist or
Special thanks to Creative Communites who have already supported
us with a grant which will allow us to cover the costs of
mateirials and advertising.