“There are three masks: the one we think we are, the one we really are, and the one we have in common”
The mask we have in common is also described as our neutral mask. In wearing the neutral mask, we are able to drop the mask of who we think we should be, and get in touch with who we already are.
“Neutral is holding the centre” — moving with grace, dignity, power, and direction in times of rapid change and crisis.” Jacques Lecoq
“The neutral mask is a learning tool for actors — to help them develop emotional honesty and economy of movement, and to give them an inner core that is balanced, centred and focused while they express powerful, authentic emotions on stage.” Foolmoon.org