“It’s uninhibited. It’s free. It’s playful. It’s in the body. It’s expressive. It’s dynamic. It’s risky. And it’s provocative.”
Aole Miller, the mask instructor for Chautauqua Theater Company, loves the work he does with his students. As he speaks, his students, the actors, don vibrant colored spandex, knee pads and clown noses and start to stretch. Their loud exhalations fill the room as they perform headstands and splits.
As they loosen into their clown selves, they become deeper versions of themselves.