"David Knezz is a deft and innovative craftsman. He is a lateral thinker who thrives on the challenges of theatrical prop making and produces apposite, finely finished and distinct models, masks and special effects. It is so rewarding as a director to ask for something special and to be awestruck and inspired by the creative response that David brings to the final creation of a theatrical event. His contributions reflect his ability to absorb the qualities of a production, his recognition of the practical realties and his acknowledgement of the parameters, budget, staging and so on. He is an indefatigable enthusiast and has been a fine mentor for younger aspirants in his craft."

Alastair Sharp
Creative Director for young people's programs
Siddha Yoga Foundation

Mask Artists - The only one-stop mask resource in the world. - Craig Jacobrown - Ross Brown - Newman - Jeff Semmerling - Johnathan Becker - Zarco Guerrero - Bruce Marrs

Schools - Dell’Arte School of Physical Theatre, BlueLake, CA.95525 - South Paris, ME 04281 U.S.A.

Mask Theatres - Megan Wells - Tantalus Theatre - Folding Chair Theatre - Napa Regional Dance Co. - Theatre of Western Springs - Defiant Theatre - Midwest Ballet Co.


Great Books on Mask and Mask-Making

The Moving Body by Jacques Lecoq
Impro by Keith Johnstone
Mask Improvisation for Actor Training and Performance by Sears A. Eldridge
Jacques Lecoq by Simon Murray
Masking Unmasked by Eli Simon
The Prop Builder’s Mask-Making Handbook by Thurston James

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