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PHOTOS BY Rodrigo Hernández,
faces of woman in a disconnected world…
stuck in negative and self-destructive behaviours, embedded in ways of relating
to others, isolated, desperate and bitter… still believing we will be “saved”
by the romantic dream or something outside of ourselves…
we are all connected, so utterly and constantly connected through the latest
gadgetry… so connected that we don’t actually talk to each other face to face
so we are…
female in a male world
are many faces and façades of woman… but more often than not we hide behind
these faces and point the blame at “the other” for what happens to us…
LINKS is a satirical and provocative show created and performed by Sally
Elsbury of Mask Matters (based in Ireland) and Penelope Glass of Colectivo Sustento (based in Santiago, Chile). Using an array of archetypal masks, these two actors present
the audience with a myriad of insights into the female condition in a
disconnected and dehumanized world.
show is accessible to a wide range of audiences, such as: high schools,
prisons, women’s groups, women’s refuges, general community, etc... It can also
run in tandem with a post or pre show mask or issues-based/forum theatre
workshop. The show only requires a performance space with general lighting and
access to a CD player.
Elsbury – Mask Matters
as Secondary Drama School teacher in
England, and with Trading Faces Mask Co. UK,
Sally is a mask theatre specialist working in Community Theatre in the
UK and Ireland, where she currently lives with her family. Her handmade
caricature archetypal masks are focal to her physical theatre work. Sally has
over fifteen years of work experience in Theatre in Education, and her personal
interest in Expressive Dance also informs her work.
Glass – Colectivo Sustento
has worked for more than 30 years in community theatre, both in Australia, her
country of origin, and in Chile. Penelope is an actor as well as a project and
workshop director. For 12 years she was Co-director of Teatro Pasmi, a
multicultural community theatre company based in Santiago-Chile, where she has
worked since 1998. Penelope is now working with Colectivo Sustento with specific and marginalised
communities, currently running long term projects with male prisoners and young
people with psychiatric difficulties. Colectivo Sustento performs their own shows
to communities in the periphery of Santiago, in schools and prisons;
transforming spaces and provoking reflection, and most recently focusing on the
issue of gender violence.
They are also working in gardening and creating sustainable Community living.