Russell Dean, Artistic Director

“Russell Dean’s masks shoot straight for the heart” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Russell Dean is Artistic Director of Strangeface Theatre Company. His roles include: 

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.

Russell has been a writer, director, designer/maker, performer, project manager and facilitator on 9 productions and hundreds of workshops for Strangeface since 2001.

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.

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