Arlecchina's Masks are
designed for the actor, tempered by experience and forged in the
creative spirit of innovative performance.
What is it about
masks that have fascinated so many cultures for thousands of years?
Perhaps it is the
paradoxical nature of the mask that allows it to reveal even as it
The mask conceals
the human and reveals the divine.
It conceals the
specific and reveals the universal.
"Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth."
When an actor dons
a mask, a merging occurs and both the actor and the mask become
something entirely new and different from what each one was separately.
A mask can free an actor from the stock limitations imposed by gender
and age. A young woman can become an old man. A man can be a
young girl. The essential spirit of the performer is revealed, and
the final limitation is only that spirit's imagination.
mask is handcrafted from start to finish by the Mask Artist. The
masks themselves range from historical reproductions to variations of
familiar stock Commedia characters to wild flights of fancy that embody
the renaissance of interest in contemporary mask performance.
Arlecchina's Masks are built
only after ordered by our customers to allow us to customize each mask
to your specific needs. Many Masks can be received within three weeks,
but large or complicated orders may take four to six weeks. Please
advise us of your deadline when ordering.