EE Initial Reflection

From the beginning I displayed heavy interest into the idea of mask work in Theatre. Since my short experience with mask work uplifted my personal value of Theatre, I thought it best for it to be a contributing factor in my EE. However, I found myself confused as to what specifically about the use of mask is relevant to people not necessarily within a Theatre context. In our first meeting, we discussed my interest in mask in the hopes to find a source to it – therefore discovering that my interest actually stems from a bigger concept of ‘trance’, and the idea of an actor losing themselves through different aspects in Theatre. This discovery allowed me to realise my initial focus was simply too specific to be able to write a meaningful EE. Ultimately, the discussion helped me to acquire a more holistic understanding of my interests, allowing me to research into a considerable amount of material (books, excerpts, etc).