Shelley Wyant is a teacher, director and performer. She has worked as an
actor in New York and regionally. The Mask has been Ms. Wyant's special
teaching tool and since 1981 and she has offered workshops and residencies
in both neutral and character mask at many universities and conservatories
such as Yale, Brown, Smith, NYU, Lincoln Center Institute and Bard College.
Ms. Wyant is a founding member of Actor's and Writers of Olivebridge, NY. In
1990, she founded MaskWork Unlimited whose critically acclaimed works using
masks and giant puppets have been performed in the Hudson Valley, New York
City and internationally. She holds an MFA in directing from Brooklyn
College and a BA from Brandeis University.
In 2010, Ms. Wyant went to Bucharest, Romania as a Fulbright Senior
Specialist Scholar teaching neutral and character mask at The National
University Of Theatre and Film I.L.Caragiale. Also in 2010 Ms. Wyant began
her association with Jana Sanskriti in West Bengal, India. She is a trustee
of The Stone Ridge Library as well as president of The Stone Ridge Library
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