Mask Making (VIDEO)
In order to truly take off our masks, we first need to design and make a physical representation of our metaphors. Nina Muys, retired art teacher, led the company in a session of mask making that taught not only the artistic process of creating an actual mask, but also the care and respect the artist must give his subject. Company members carefully prepared short strips of plastic craft and gently placed the wet strips on their partners’ faces to create the perfect shape, texture and mold. The manner in which students demonstrated care and concern for one another was absolutely beautiful. Each made his partner feel comfortable and secure in the process. As the masks hardened, company members delighted in the ceremonial removing of the masks.