Anna Shishkina

Anna Shishkina (Matushka Medous), an artist, stage director and art-photographer with more than 30 years of experience, author of about 300 theatrical masks. Founder and artistic director of a professional street theater company “Mr. Pejo’s Wandering Dolls”, one of the oldest Russian street theaters. Member of The Russian Union of Street Theaters and Artists and The Russian Union of Art Photographers. * The school of acting in a mask, experience of a professional street theater company “Mr. Pejo’s Wandering Dolls” * Mask that does more than an actor – how and why? * Training with a mask on, practical video from an actors * Principals and methodology of the out-of-gender interaction * The art of a carnival play and trickster’s improvisation * Mask as a magnifying glass * Mask and the ritual: where the boundary lays? 


You can also see the work of Pejo’s Wandering Dolls, the Russian street theater company that Anna has been the artistic director for since it’s founding:

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