Fernando Martins 

Theatre Director, Scenographer, Mask Sculptor and Physical and Visual Theater Trainer

Co-founder of the Centro de Pesquisa da Máscara (Mask Research Center), based in Lisbon, Portugal. He has staged several plays that explore different strands of physical theater such as Alvorada (expressive masks), Pequeno Mundo (Larval Masks), Os Ladrões do Porto (Commedia dell'Arte), Monotrux (Clown), Diário de um Pássaro (Human Comedy) among others. Fernando makes masks in leather and other materials for several schools and theater companies around the world. He also offers workshops on mask pedagogy and laboratories on mask making at several institutions in Europe and America.