Brüka Theatre's Invigoration Workshop Series-BIG HEADED PEOPLE(Clown & Commedia Inspired Mask Creation & Performance)

  • May 14 - June 21, 2022
  • Brüka Theatre

    99 North Virginia Street
    Reno, Nevada 89501
Ticket Price $35.00-$125.00 This event is now over


DESCRIPTION:  Utilizing a variety of mask making techniques participants will be part of a workshop that builds a troupe of “Big-Headed” People that will be used throughout the community with Bruka Theatre in busking and unconventional theatrical situations.  Lyndsey & Carrie will also share clowning and mask performance strategies with participants as we work together to devise a street performance for the Troupe

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:  Lyndsey Langsdale is a cultural anthropologist, farmer and artist in Reno, Nevada.  She earned a Master’s degree in Applied Anthropology and has worked both locally and internationally in human rights advocacy, urban agriculture, ethnography and community organizing.  Langsdale studied anthropology and art at the University of Nevada, Reno and Northern Arizona University focusing on Cultural Anthropology, sculpture, silversmithing and jewelry design.  She has also studied theater clown with Giovanni Fusetti and Sue Morrison in Portland, OR, Toronto, Canada.  For the past fourteen years, she has been working with local community theaters as a costumer.  Lyndsey & Carrie Lynn create and perform together in shows such as Frankee & Matilde and Oblisk. Their studies and creation in mask, community, theatre and visual art make their work conceptual, cutting edge, exciting and important.  

“By laughing at me, the audience really laughs at themselves, and realizing they have done this gives them sort of a spiritual second wind for going back into the battles of life.”  - Emmett Kelly

“The Clown is not about making the audience laugh. The clown is about changing the way the audience breaths.” -Anonymous

Date & Time

May 14 - Jun 21, 2022

Venue Details

Brüka Theatre

99 North Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada 89501 Brüka Theatre
Brüka Theatre

Celebrating its 31st season in downtown Reno, Brüka Theatre is recognized for innovative productions, exceptionally talented artists, and the acclaimed Theatre for Children touring series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the re-investigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, a group that includes winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and nine local best actor honors.  Brüka was named “Best Theatre Company” by Reno News and Review for twenty-one years. Brüka, is a non-equity, small professional, not-for-profit theater company and a member of the National Theatre Communications Group.  Sign up for our newsletter by going to our website at