The Joan Schirle Collection

Schirle’s 17 Solid Suggestions for Superb Mask Performance!

by Joan Schirle, Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre

copyright J. Schirle 1994,2021 . If you share, please credit.

Joan in the words of her friends

She was a mirror and confidante. One of the greatest things I learned from her is to be present for your life – and to embrace all the gnarliness of your humanity.

Janessa Johnsrude, friend, Dell’Arte teacher, Blue Lake CA

I loved Joan dearly and admired her status in the world of theatre education, but more; the grace and humility with which she navigated that role.

Swami Newmi Newman, Ubud, Bali

I was riveted by her dynamic and commanding performances.

David Ferney, actor, photographer, cinematographer, Arcata CA