The Life of a Mask

on April 3 | in Art, Theater | by | with No Comments

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I made this “Mama” mask for LiveOak and Company’s dramatic production THE LOST SPINDLE, which we toured internationally to much acclaim in the early 1990s. The show was a colorful commedia-dell’arte play with renaissance part-songs, full of slapstick. Steve Yakutis created the role of Mama, hilariously wearing the mask on the back of his head. Grant Herrreid was his successor in the Mama role (and others in the show). True to commedia dell’arte tradition, Mama the mask has resurfaced in subsequent productions, most notably my one-woman show THE HOUSE OF FOOLS (2002).

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