Neutral Mask




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NEUTRAL MASK with Sara Tilley

Level I – Tuesday, January 19, 6-10 pm

Level II (prerequisite Level I) – Tuesday, January 26, 6-10 pm

$40 regular/$20 students -one session

$65 regular/$35 students -both sessions

FREE if you are also registering for Clown through Mask, Feb 2-28.


TO REGISTER: email Sara at Register early to avoid disappointment. Space is limited.




NEUTRAL MASK is a powerful tool for any creative person – it allows you to simplify, to reconnect to the physical body, and to live in the present moment. The neutral mask pares us down to the essential. It is a beginning place from which to approach any new character or project. This work is beneficial to all artists – actors, writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists – as well as to anyone who is curious about mask.

LEVEL I will focus on the essentials for work with the mask. We will use the mask as a clearing tool for the body, to help shed old habits, gestures and postures in order to be ready to take on new experiences. Neutral Mask work is moving meditation – an opportunity to exist wholly in the present moment.

LEVEL II will take the neutral mask experience further into its application as a sponge for energy and experience. Using the mask to channel different natural energies and to create the foundations for character, this session will build on the work done in Level I. We will look at a variety of ways to use the mask as a springboard for creative expression.

Sara Tilley has a BFA in Acting from York University. She has studied neutral mask with Ian Wallace, Dean Gilmour and Jill Courtney. She incorporates mask work into her own artistic practice as a writer, actor, director and designer. As a teacher, she’s worked with artists and non-artists in Neutral Mask and Pochinko Clown Through Mask since 2008.


Offered with the partnership of ArtsNL and the City of St. John’s.