Frans Krom has provided theatrical masks for several companies and theatrical productions throughout the country. Using his own background in the theatre, he succeeds in expressing emotions in a subtle play of lines. He is always searching for new shapes and materials in order to enhance the performance through the masks. He seeks inspiration in the script, the director’s vision, the location and the set, the music and the choreography.
During the creative proces, Frank gives each mask a clear and striking character. This character is fixed, and that is what makes a mask so fascinating. Despite everything that happens in the play, it does not undergo a psychological development. Therefore a specific approach is needed from the actor.
The character forces the actor to adopt the mask’s identity. He has to be willing to put aside his own identity, so to speak, in order to adopt the identity of the mask. This demands creativity and inventiveness on the part of the actor.