A Practical Masks Workshop: not Pierrot, more Pirandello

19 September 10 am – 3 pm

A Practical Seminar/Drama Workshop working with the Neutral Mask, suitable for actors who wish to find truth within their performance


Workshop programme:

This workshop is an exploration of the ideas put forward by the playwright Luigi Pirandello, about what lies behind the many masks we choose to wear when we disguise as a different person, according to how we feel, who we are with and where we are in any given moment. Ironically it will be through the process of working with the Neutral mask during the rehearsal period that actors will be able to find themselves and the soul of the characters they are trying to inhabit.

Facilitated by Charlotte Cox

Charlotte Cox specialises in working with Neutral Masks and Physical Theatre. She has recently been working on an Intergeneration project of shared stories examining the after effects of the 2nd world war.
Having Directed for the Lost Theatre’s 5 Minute Festival in March, she is now working on a Dario Fo and Franca Rame play which has never been performed before.
She was Assistant Director and performed in 6 Characters in Search of an Author at the Rose Theatre in Southwark, directed by Manuela Ruggiero and has also performed at the Barbican with Rosie Whitney Fish and at the Cockpit Theatre.
She loves to write and recently previewed her play, The Man with the Bowler Hat. She is a lecturer in the Performing Arts, having qualified at the Institute of Education at UCL and was a student at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she studied for an MA in Applied Theatre.