MASKO was founded by Samuel Caraballo in 1998. Samuel was one of five co-founders of American Dance Theatre of the Deaf (ADTD) in New York City in 1986, and remained a company member until ADTD closed in 1994. He has toured with Sunshine Too, and graduated from the Dell ‘Arte International School for Physical Theatre (Blue Lake, CA). Samuel’s main focus is in physical movement, mask-making and improvisation. He is currently a freelance teaching artist and performer in New York City. He conducts residencies and workshops in a variety of schools, summer camps and child and adult advocacy organizations.
About The Workshops
MASKO workshops are open to people of all ages and abilities, workshops provide a safe environment in which participants are encouraged to explore their own uniqueness and talent, and to learn to use their abilities in more creative ways. Masko guides participants to strengthen their internal rhythm, field of vision, and spatial awareness. The goal of the workshops is increased kinesthetic sensitivity: a sense of how and when to move in space.
MASKO also helps people develop:
~ Awareness of themselves as physical, mental, social and spiritual beings
~ Ability to use the body as a communication tool
~ Self-confidence in their ability to recognize the moment and appreciate others
Groups that can benefit from MASKO workshops:
Clubs and Organizations
Workshops are offered in:
Exercises in Physical Theatre
Theatre and Self-Discovery
Theatre and Masks
Theatre and the Creative Process