Biography

Beverly Mann is an actor, mask theatre performer/educator, movement theatre artist and mask maker. She toured Faustwork Mask Theatre’s solo show “The Mask Messenger” to schools and festivals since 1993. Beverly has performed in over 40 states, Canada, Mozambique, South Africa and Peru, with an appearance on “Good Morning, South Africa.” She was a company member of IMAGO Theatre based in Portland, OR from 1986-’89 and again in 1992-’93 performing mask, movement and visual illusion touring the U.S., Germany, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong with appearances on “Good Morning, America” and the Disney special “New Vaudevillians, Too.”

Beverly toured “Far East” with Figures of Speech Theatre in 2007. She was a company member of TheatreSports, an improvisational theatre company based in Seattle, WA. For the past twelve years she has been busy collaborating with several artists in the state of Maine creating original mask theatre and movement performances. She has also been seen in several roles in mid-coast Maine including: ‘La Poncia’ in “The House of Bernarda Alba”, ‘Pinocchio’ in “Pinocchio”, and several roles in “American Tales” as part of the outreach program to the schools at The Heartwood Regional Theatre in Newcastle, ME, ‘Helga ten Dorp’ in Deathtrap, ‘Dog’ in “Wiley and the Hairy Man” and ‘Carlo’ in “Scapino” at The Belfast Maskers, ‘Verna Fields’ in “At First Sight” and‘Alice B. Toklas’ in “Gertrude Stein and a Companion” at The Playhouse Theatre in Belfast, and ‘Tom, Phyllis and Leslie’in “Sylvia” at TheCamden Civic Theatre. Beverly has taught numerous workshops and residencies in mask making, mask theatre techniques and theatre improvisation throughout Maine, across the U.S. and abroad. She is listed on the Maine Arts Commission Artist’s Roster and is affiliated with The Maine Alliance for Arts Education.