Commedia dell'Arte masks

COMMEDIA UNMASKED

Commedia dell’Arte

Welcome to Commedia Unmasked, Australia's leading supplier of Commedia dell'Arte Masks and Commedia dell'Arte Teaching Resources for Performing Arts Educators.

With our high quality, professional leather-look Commedia dell'Arte Masks you can rest assured that your performances and the classroom environment will capture the attention and imagination of your audience.

The set of seven bespoke masks are steeped in theatrical history and are a critical part of enjoying and understanding the depth of this style of performing art.

Handcrafted by Steve Novac, these leather-look latex masks are highly durable and easy to care for.

The perfect sculpture of each individual piece allows the actor to seamlessly transform into character and the intricate facial features of the masks ensure a visually stimulating performance on stage.

Commedia Unmasked proudly supports the education community with our range of high quality Commedia dell'Arte masks and exceptional and professional support materials.

These first-class masks and educational support materials are perfect for:

  • Drama Teachers
  • Theatre Schools
  • Performing Arts Educators
  • Private Acting Providers
  • Performing Arts Colleges
  • Theatre Creators

Ensure your students have the vital resources necessary to meet the curriculum criteria for Commedia dell'Arte, as well as to develop a life long passion for this style of performance.

FEATURED PRODUCT

Commedia dell'Arte Masks

These perfectly handcrafted set of seven leather-look latex masks are just $750.00 + GST (AUD), including free packaging and delivery within Australia.

The standard mask size is tailored to adapts to different head shapes via the adjustable support straps. The masks are extremely durable and easy to sanitise.

Every purchase of our Commedia Masks includes a complimentary educational poster, character list and care instructions.

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Commedia dell'Arte Masks

Commedia Unmasked are Australia's original and most trusted provider of high quality Commedia Masks and educational support materials.

Our Commedia dell'Arte masks are shipped world wide and have been featured in theatres across the globe.

We are proudly Australian owned and operated and we pride ourselves on delivering a first class product that is synonymous with Australian made performing art products.

The strong support we provide to educational providers across Australian and the world, mean that you are guaranteed to enjoy a high quality, long lasting product as well as have the opportunity to join a private performing arts community that can guide you through the delivery of this critical curriculum component.

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TESTIMONIALS

What our clients say

Liz-Skitch

I write this testimonial with regards to the assistance that I have had from Tony Kishawi over the years as a mentor. I am a theatre maker and performer specialising in clown. In 1998 I founded deBASE productions with Bridget Boyle and Robert Kronk and we work to create new theatre for a new audience.

Tony Kishawi has provided me with many invaluable opportunities to develop my skills as an artist since I first worked with him in 2000. The Angry Mime Project was a very valuable performance experience for me when I was first experimenting with clown. It provided a safe environment in which to try out new ideas and to push the relationship between audience and performer to its fullest.

I have also had the opportunity to train with Tony in Commedia, Mime and Clown. His teachings have inspired me and increased not only my understanding of the forms but my love for them. I have studied with some of the greatest teachers and companies in the world such as Philippe Gaulier and Theatre de Complicite and I believe that Tony Kishawi is world class.

I think that Brisbane is very lucky to have Tony Kishawi here as a practitioner. Through sharing his knowledge, skill and vision with so many young people, emerging and established artists, he has created a cultural renaissance in Brisbane and indeed, Queensland.

Liz Skitch

Award winning performer, a spirited writer, an accomplished director, an astute producer, a natural comedian and a clown. Skitch works as a freelance artist based in Melbourne.
David-Megarrity

I write in reference to Tony Kishawi, with whom I worked in my capacity as Unit co-ordinator of KTB308 Performance 2 in QUT’s Performance Studies, Creative industries 2003-04.

The task of the unit is a challenge: to facilitate the students devising a new performance work, in a maximum of 13 x 3 hour sessions.

I worked with Tony two years running on the unit and his work as a tutor was of a high standard. He was consistently concerned with ensuring the students were equipped with the skills they needed, while balancing these demands with his brief to facilitate their vision. Not an easy task. He displayed a high level of engagement with the material and I noted his keenness to continually reflect upon and improve is own praxis, which I understand to have quite a breadth and depth, based on professional experience as a performer, teacher and creator of new works in a range of contexts.

I decided to create a documentary project based in the student experience of this particular unit and called upon Tony’s audiovisual skills to edit the piece. Again, I found my working relationship with him to be fruitful. I know I could depend on him for a good result within the set parameters of the project, and I know this to be a characteristic of Tony’s work.

I also mention Tony’s dedication to the showcasing and development of local artists, especially via his initiation and continued involvement in The Angry Mime Project in which I have performed.

In short, I recommend him for a role which requires knowledge of craft, and care for the learning experience of his students.

David Megarrity

Associate Lecturer, Performance Studies, Creative Industries, QUT
Clint-Bolster

The Angry Mime Summer School Project was extremely valuable to me. It showed me what I wanted to do on the stage and revealed my strengths (and weaknesses). The environment was safe, nurturing with excellent feed back from Tony.

Tony is a fantastic mentor, a constant source of support, encouragement, guidance and inspiration. My career was kickstarted by Tony’s Angry Mime Summer School.

CLINT BOLSTER

Artistic Director at Homunculus Theatre Company, Artistic Director at Manoeuvre Stilt Performers and Actor. Clown. Mask Theatre Performer. Stilt Performer. MC.
Jess-Huth

I have only had one experience of working with Tony Kishawi being in a performance he directed. I not only thoroughly enjoyed the experience but I also learnt so much beyond the Commedia dell’Arte craft he taught us.

Tony’s genuine approach with others, gentle and humble attitude makes him easy to respect. Tony’s personable character enables him to respond to appropriately to others in a variety of circumstances and with sensitivity. He always looks out for the interests of others ahead of his own. Tony has skills, the experience and the attitude to meet the demands of any further ambition he undertakes.

He has made a permanent mark on my life because of who he is.

JESS HUTH

QUT Performance I Student
Ben-Cornfoot

The Angry Mime Summer School with Tony Kishawi was my introduction to clown and Commedia. I found the whole three weeks the best theatre intensive I have done – and I have done a couple of others. Integral to that experience was Tony’s uniquely warm and supportive approach. His energy and outlook permeated the course and made all of us feel comfortable extending our comfort zones, discovering and expressing in new ways.

There was a uniquely playful, enthusiastic, light-hearted, non-judgemental atmosphere, that I believe is particularly essential for people who have not done clown, Commedia or much physical theatre. It made me want to come back the next year and do it again – which I did.

I have since found regular work as a clown, Commedia artist and actor and have co-formed a theatre company based around those theatre styles. Even as a playwright I found he Angry Mime valuable – by introducing my to ‘scriptless’ theatre I was able to imaging new possibilities when writing.

Tony’s approach to theatre is unique and valuable and it is largely due to his ongoing support and the Angry Mime Project that I have found my way in theatre.

BEN CORNFOOT

Actor, Performer and Director
Bill-Hauritz-AM

Tony Kishawi has had a very long and successful association with the Woodford Folk Festival, starting over 16 years ago when we were known as the Maleny Folk Festival. Woodford Folk Festival now attracts 150,000 people in over in six days

We employed Tony initially and for many years, as a mime artist for which he is very skilled and widely known. Over the past six years though Tony has been involved at a much deeper level and has been responsible for the introduction of some of our key events at Woodford, namely “Enigma” (mass mask event” and the ‘Carnival of Misrule’, which have been so successful.

Tony’s talents go beyond that of a mime artist – he is an artist of vision, creative to the core and unrestricted by the usual boundaries. He has come up with concepts, created projects and produced events to aplomb. To Tony’s credit he is always within budget.

I gladly recommend Tony and urge you to consider his involvement positively. He is a winner!

BILL HAURITZ AM

Woodford Folk Festival
emma-newman

We write in recognition of Tony Kishawi’s skills and contributions to the evolution of our artworks through the availability of the Angry Mime Performance Nights. As independent performing artists from a regional area (The Northern Rivers of NSW), exposure to artistic peers, new audiences and alternative venues is essential for creative growth and professional development.

Our duet ‘The Frocks’ has travelled to Brisbane to the ‘Angry Mime’ on several occasions over the past three years since our inception and we gained much from our experiences. It is crucial to try new works before a receptive, willing audience; and this has been created at the ‘Angry Mime’, with professional technical support and directorial feedback (if requested) from Tony.

It is such an affirmation to know we have a supportive venue to explore our evolving craft and we thank Tony for his vision and the dedication that has provided this over these years.

GABRIELLE GRIFFIN AND EMMA NEWMAN

“The Frocks” Cabaret/Comedy Duet
Howard-Cassidy

Over the past five years, Tony Kishawi has contributed to the Bachelor of Performing Arts program as a guest lecturer on several occasions and as Artist-in-Residence for two extended periods. Tony has been a successful and highly respected Arts Industry Mentor for our students. We have been pleased to develop this ongoing relationship with Tony because of his outstanding abilities as performer and teacher.

Our students have found him inspiring, engaging, challenging and non-threatening. They admire his thorough and thoughtful approach and his willingness to share his professional skills, resources, insights and connections.

I have pleasure in recommending Tony would be happy to be contacted in this regard.

HOWARD CASSIDY

Lecturer CQU, Off-Road Drama Co.
Margi-Brown-Ash

Tony Kishawi was an absolutely fantastic teacher and I learned so much from him! Working with mask and clown is a highly skilled genre and Tony is one of our best. He was very inspirational and taught me so many things to be aware of on stage.

MARGI BROWN ASH

4 Changes' Students
JOHN SAUNDERS

President of Drama NSW

NATASHA BEAUMONT

Actor and teacher

Valerie Miller

Winner Drama NSW Conference 2016

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ABOUT

Tony Kishawi

Tony has a long history of creating solo, community and conceptual performances drawing on his mime, mask, puppetry, physical and object theatre skills. Tony has studied overseas and has performed and toured extensively throughout Australia, in Europe and most recently Japan.

Tony as specialist skills in immediate theatre, movement, mask work, Commedia dell'Arte, street theatre, in schools productions and improvisation for performance. Tony not only develops performances and events for organisations but is a teacher whose passion for the development of new work extends to the support of fellow performers in collaborative projects.