In this workshop participants will be led through a character building exploration with the masks they created or ones provided by the facilitator. Participants will be introduced to basic mask performance and character creation techniques. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore themes and issues they are interested in through the use of source material (news media, articles, images, videos) which will inspire improvisation and ensemble exercises. At the end of the workshop, participants will be given the option of presenting what they have created to each other or as an invited workshop with friends and family. The goal of this workshop is for participants to explore the masks, themselves and their surrounding community.