About Us

Larry Hunt is an actor, director, mask-maker, and educator. During the past 30 years, he has performed throughout most of the United States, Canada, and many other countries including China, Japan, Australia, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Israel, Bulgaria, Serbia and England.

Larry has produced and performed original theater works under the auspices of MASQUE, an international touring company which he founded in 1980. Larry has evolved a distinctive version of mask performance which combines historical traditions with performance approaches influenced by ZeAmi to Peter Brook.

In addition to solo performances incorporating original masks and puppets, he has collaborated extensively with other performing artists in several countries. His productions are vignette style as well as full length plays.

CD with performance excerpts is available upon request.

"A mask is two-way traffic all the time; it sends a message in and projects a message out."

Peter Brook

 

 

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Adelka Polak has performed at Stanford University, The Pittsburgh Glass Center, Carnegie Melon University, the garden outside of the Slaughterhouse Gallery, and many other theatres, galleries, and venues. Collaborations include sound artist Michael Pestel, video artist Zoe Woodworth, choreographer Gia Cacalano & puppeteer Vit Horejs.

Adelka also participated as a puppeteer for HIV education program in Hartford, CT through Concerned Citizens for Humanity. She performed inside of Grand Army Plaza Memorial Arch above the NYC Puppet Library for Rolande Duprey’s “Ting.” Adelka also collaborated with the Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre on the development and performance of “Once There Was a Village” which premiered at LaMama in 2007 after previews at the Lincoln Center Outdoors Festival 2006. “Anthropic Bathing” a 45-minute solo combines video, sound, movement & theories of quantum physics.


Before relocating to New England, she worked as choreographer, stage manager, puppeteer and performer for the Pittsburgh-based, avant-garde theatre group, Squonk Opera, touring across the U.S. while also venturing internationally as participants in the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the 2004 Uijeongbu Music Theatre Festival in South Korea.


Adelka now resides in Sherman, Connecticut.

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