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with Sara Tilley

Level I - Sunday, March 11, 1-5 pm

Level II - Sunday, March 18, 1-5 pm

4th Floor, Neal Building, 50 Harbour Drive, St. John’s


One Session: $40/$20 students

Both Sessions: $65/$35 students

TO REGISTER: email Sara at Space is limited. If financial concerns prevent you from registering, please contact Sara to discuss possibilities. 


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. (prerequisite Level I, or previous Neutral Mask experience)

Sara Tilley has a BFA in Acting from York University, and was mentored one-on-one as a Pochinko Clown and Mask Teacher with Ian Wallace. She studied neutral mask with Ian Wallace, Dean Gilmour and Jill Courtney, and incorporates mask work continually into her own artistic practice as a writer, actor, director and designer. As a teacher, Sara has worked with artists and non-artists alike in Neutral Mask and Pochinko Clown Through Mask since 2008. For more information on her work, visit


Thank you to Common Ground for providing space for this workshop.