About

Trestle Theatre is a threatre focusing on masks and physical movement. Trestle is a charity with a mission to engage child, young people and adults in creative activity, which aims to enhance the cultural quality of their experiences.

- Trestle has started it's theatre production at 1981.

- Trestle Arts Base in St Albans is home to Trestle Theatre Company

- All of their wok has masks incorporated in them.

- Collaborations with artists from India, Spain, Eastern Europe and Africa and the UK have inspired their work during the past decade.

- Trestle is one of the leading providers of school workshops, teacher training and participation programmes in the country.

- Occasionally run masks, half masks, physical theatre and bespoke workshops

How They Work

- Use of improvisation

- Directors talks the actors through to determine the actor's types of character and how they should be feeling.

- Eliminates the "overthinking" part of the actor.

- The audience/director sets the mood, the setting for the actors and determines their objectives, their goals. Then the scene is maid from there.

Sources

Trestle Theatre. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 May 2015. <http://www.trestle.org.uk/>.

Working with Trestle Masks: Skills and Ideas. Youtube. Youtube, 17 Apr. 2012. Web. 12 May 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=349CvQdX5B4>.