Oct 22, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DRAMA 1025 — Masks

1 credit
Kathleen McNenny

In the second semester, the work on neutral mask is designed to free the student from self-consciousness and to release imaginative impulses leading to uninhibited physical expression, together with economy of gesture. The neutral mask removes reliance on voice or facial expression to communicate and shifts the actor’s focus onto and into the body. This change of physical identity breaks down inhibitions and serves not only to release the student’s imaginative capacity for transformation, but to prepare the way for equally courageous characterization without a mask.