The Mask Messenger is a mix of a monologue, physical comedy, and theatre—a tour de force solo performance that explores the artistic, cultural, and psychological use of masks. Audiences of all ages laugh and learn.
This menagerie of nearly twenty characters cuts to the heart of human matters, and leaves audiences laughing and crying. In vignettes ranging from comic to poignant to bizarre, this performance expands the idea of a mask to include body language, makeup, jewellery, and the many faces we all wear daily.
There are oversized silent masks, half-masked characters that speak, and masks worn on top of the head creating the illusion of crawling creatures. There is quick-change artistry, an occasional celebrity appearance, and physical distortions that The New York Times says “tickle some primal funny bone.”