wendy gough soroka
creating masks in 1995 as a student at the Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, California.
She has taught a Mask Improv and Performance class at Wayne State
University in Detroit in 1998.
Her masks have
gone to five continents and appeared in many productions, most recently in
of St. Louis' Soothsayin': a Stylin' Julius Caesar & A Midsummer
Night's Dream: In the Wink of an Eye, Write Act Repertory's The Trial,
Cymbeline, & A Midsummer Night's Dream, Berkeley
Repertory Theatre's Menocchio, (Lillian Groag), ICAP's The Rope, the Classical Theatre Lab’s The Iliad
and For the Love of a Nightingale, Theatre of the Arts’ Playing
with the Gods, Antaeus' The Ugly Duckling & The Proof of the
Promise, Zapata High School's productions of Medea and Blood
Wedding, the Knightsbridges’ The Mandragola, as well as many
productions of A Servant of Two Masters.
has created nearly one hundred different masks, ranging from Commedia Dell’Arte and
classical Greek theatre masks, to silent character masks, and flights of fancy
such as gargoyles.
She is the principal Mask Designer at Arlecchina’s Masks.
Ms. Soroka holds an MFA in Acting from Wayne State University in Detroit and a BFA
in Theatre from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
In addition to Maskmaking, she also pursues an
in Los Angeles.