Per Brahe

Balinese Mask

Per Brahe has been a professional director, writer, actor, teacher and painter since 1967, and has directed more than eighty-five plays throughout the world. He is an internationally known mask teacher and master teacher of Michael Chekov technique, and an expert in Balinese Mask. He has been an invited master teacher at the Moscow Art Theatre, has taught at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Yale School of Drama, The Actors Center, the National Theatre Institute, New York School for Film and Television, and the William Esper Studio. In 1991, he founded the Michael Chekov Studio in Aarhus, Denmark and in 2000 he was the Artistic Director of the Michael Chekov Conference in Siberia. Per Brahe has spent 26 years exploring the Balinese religion, culture and life. After 17 years in New York City, Per Brahe now lives permanently in Bali where he hosts students year-round, and teaches his original mask work.

“Per’s masks and his work helping us connect to them and with ourselves was revelatory for me. I felt such a full and new sense of myself and my imagination, both connected to a higher narrative and grounded in my own.”

- Rachel F., Conservatory Student

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