What happens when you take apart a single moment of conflict to explore every possible desired action?

The “Masks of Manipulation”, an invaluable character development and conflict-resolution process designed by Simon Malbogat, gives face to each of the seven different emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual manipulative forces we encounter both onstage and in daily life.

This workshop draws on Commedia dell’Arte-inspired masks to help participants acquire a deeper awareness of manipulation and oppression: how and why it happens, what it looks and feels like, and how to de-escalate it.

In this two-day workshop, participants will embody and activate their understandings of manipulation, a process which culminates in the creation of each person’s own Mask of Manipulation. Each mask then becomes a physical touchstone in processes ranging from character development to community mediation. This workshop, co-facilitated by Simon Malbogat and Peter Jarvis, is suitable for artists, educators, social workers, and community activators alike.

Upcoming Workshop: November 2019!

Every year, Mixed Company Theatre looks to share its learning and strategy with those who are passionate about working with communities. Due to popular demand, Mixed Company is hosting a two-day Masks of Manipulation workshop on Saturday November 2nd and Saturday November 9th, 2019!

This invaluable character development and conflict-resolution process designed by Simon Malbogat and co-facilitated by Peter Jarvis gives face to each of the manipulative forces we encounter both onstage and in daily life.

Prerequisites: This workshop is recommended for participants who have previous experience in the arts/community engagement, or who have attended our Introduction to Forum Theatre workshop.
Date: Saturday November 2nd and Saturday November 9th, 2019
Duration: 2 days
Cost: The price of this two-day workshop is $260+HST or $208+HST for CAEA members. While this cost is already kept low with the help of our funders, students and arts workers who identify as underwaged are eligible for a further subsidized price of $130+HST.* Limited bursaries available. Read more about our Bursary policy here.
Location: The Ladies Parlour, Main Floor, 157 Carlton Street (Corner of Sherbourne and Carlton), Toronto ON M5A 2K3

Click here to register for Masks of Manipulation!

Or, Email us at communications@mixedcompanytheatre.com.