May 13, 2021  
College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022

DRAMA 6125 — Masks I

1 credit
Kathleen McKenney

Neutral mask work is designed to free the student from self-consciousness and to release imaginative impulses that lead to uninhibited physical expression and economy of gesture. By removing reliance on the voice or facial expressions as primary modes of communication, the neutral mask shifts the actor’s focus to the body. This work breaks down inhibitions and serves not only to release the student’s imaginative capacity for transformation but also to prepare the way for equally courageous characterization without a mask.