While audiences only know theatre school from what’s on the stage, far more goes on behind the scenes—even during COVID times—than most people ever see. Consider this full-face mask scene, created for an assignment in the fourth-year movement class in our Theatre department.
Students were asked to create (or discover) a mask character based on previous improvisations, then work with partners in their class to develop a full storyline; they also had to consider design, and use their own props or costumes.
The assignment also encouraged them to consider movement as choreography and include music if they wanted. As this video by Theatre students Justin Little and Teddy MacRae demonstrates, a successful result requires creativity, practicality, imagination and discipline.
Justin Little and Teddy MacRae