“Russell Dean’s masks shoot straight for the heart” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
- Planning and communicating the Artistic Vision of the company
- Designing and making the masks and puppets
- Running residencies and workshops
Russell studied at Aberystwyth University where he gained a first class degree in Drama. He worked as a freelance designer/maker and facilitator for Trestle Theatre Company, Welsh National Opera, Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah amongst many others.
During this time he has also developed a reputation for being one of the country’s leading mask makers. He designs and makes commissions and box sets of masks for schools, groups and other artists such as Vamos, Bootworks and Mick Barnfather. A dedicated website for Strangeface Masks can be accessed here.