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Commedia Masks

  • 1.  Commedia Masks

    Posted 27 days ago
    ​Hello!

    I am directing a Commedia play in June and wanted to know if anyone had any recommendations on obtaining good quality Commedia masks. Willing to rent, purchase, or even create (if anyone has an crafty recommendations!). I want them to look as traditional as possible. Thanks!

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    Michael Yoson
    Theatre Arts Teacher
    Piscataway High School
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  • 2.  RE: Commedia Masks

    Posted 27 days ago
    My colleague just found this website that sells Commedia masks. They're quite expensive, but look traditional.

    https://www.maskarts.com/maskartsneocommediafinished.html

    Hannah Gould
    Monta Vista High School

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    Hannah Gould
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  • 3.  RE: Commedia Masks

    Posted 26 days ago
    I have a set from this company:

    https://themaskery.com

    It is a wonderful family business in the Pacific Northwest.

    The masks look great, and they are really comfortable.





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    Kyle Gladden
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 4.  RE: Commedia Masks

    Posted 23 days ago
    This mask-maker is great!
    https://theater-masks.com/masks/commedia-masks/

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    Elana Kepner
    Theatre Instructor
    The Oakwood School
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  • 5.  RE: Commedia Masks

    Posted 21 days ago
    I've used him too, and the masks are terrific.

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    James Bailey
    Director of Theatre
    Justin-Siena High School
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  • 6.  RE: Commedia Masks

    Posted 22 days ago
    Hi Michael.  My friend, David Knezz, makes, rents and sells fabulous masks for commedia and a lot of other cool things. We used them for our production of A Comedy of Errors.     www.mask-maker.com
    David P. Knezz
    14061 S. King Rd.
    Homer Glen, Il. 60491
    (708) 533-5010
    david@mask-maker.com

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    Ann Wolpert
    Thornton Fractional South High School
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  • 7.  RE: Commedia Masks

    Posted 21 days ago

    Hi Michael, 

    I've always made my own plaster masks. They look pretty good and the actors design and make their own masks, which is a nice part of the process. It can be a bit messy, and make sure you remember to apply vaseline before laying down the wet plaster strips, but it's fun. 

    That being said, I happened upon this person who helps people make their own paper masks, and the end result looks pretty amazing. 

    https://learningthroughtheatre.co.uk/blog/https/learningthroughtheatrecouk/blog-page-url/new-post-title-2

    Good luck!



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    Nate Fleming
    Educator
    QSI - International School of Shenzhen
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  • 8.  RE: Commedia Masks

    Posted 21 days ago
    I made a reply, but not sure it was clear to whom I was referring. I used https://theater-masks.com/masks/commedia-masks/ and the masks are terrific.

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    James Bailey
    Director of Theatre
    Justin-Siena High School
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