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All are welcome Wednesday May 24th at 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm for a Mask Acting Workshop, hosted by Teatro del Disio and Book From Tape Acting Studios.


When you put on a mask, it hides you and reveals you at the same time. It can be funny, tragic, or both. Mask work is meticulous and liberating, deep and playful. Our Mask Acting Workshop offers total immersion into the world of masks; from neutral and expressive masks to the Commedia dell’Arte masks.


Improvisation is at the heart of mask work. How many stories and characters will you give birth to when you are truly free to be spontaneous? The possibilities are infinite.


In a playful context and with great fun, discover the full potential of your imagination and your body with Chiara and Valerio’s Mask Acting Workshop!



               Wednesday, May 24th

TIME:    6:30  p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

PRICE:   $75



                        Book From Tape Orlando

                   4502 35th St.

                   Suite 100

                   Orlando, FL 32811

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Chiara Cimmino and Valerio Garaffa are Italian theater artists who work internationally. Their theater company is called Teatro del Disìo. They specialize in mask theatre, commedia dell’arte, improvisation and European acting techniques (J. Lecoq, R. Laban, O. Costa, M. Chekhov). Their ongoing research with actors led to the development of “The Relationship Acting Method.” They have taught at Harvard University; in New York, at The Shakespeare Forum, Theaterlab, Lucid Body House and Clown Gym; in Montreal, at Concordia University, McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université de Montréal.  

Chiara Cimmino is an actress and acting teacher. Her focus is helping those she works with to find their own way as actors. She graduated from the Milan School of Dramatic Arts “Paolo Grassi” in 2007. She won the Award for Best Supporting Actress at the theater Palio of Chiavari (Italy, 2005) and the “Plautus Theater Award” for Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Italy, 2017).  Acting credits include: theaters (The seagull, Goldoni’s The fan, Ostrovsky’s The storm, Marivaux’s Harlequin educated by love, The play that goes wrong), films, television, web-series, and commercials. 

Valerio Vittorio Garaffa is a theatre director, actor and acting teacher. His purpose is helping actors to increase their stage presence and discover their star power. He graduated from the School of Dramatic Arts “Paolo Grassi” (Italy) and completed his training at the Laboratorio Teatrale Santa Cristina (Italy) under the mentorship of Luca Ronconi. He has directed numerous theatre and Opera productions both in Italy and Canada. Highlights include: Cymbeline, The Bacchae, The Assemblywomen, Don Quixote, Trevisan’s Oscillazioni, At the exit, The festival of our Lord of the Ship, The imbecile, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale. Acting credits include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Strauss’s Ithaca, Angeli’s Welcome in California.


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