The Mask Passion was a play that I wrote, designed, and directed for my home church’s Holy Week in 2005. I constructed all the masks from papier-mache. The design process for these masks involved choosing a character trait that I felt summed up each character with in the context of the play I had written. Because a mask has a fixed expression I went with the idea that even if the expression didn’t make sense at the start of the play, the character’s pivotal action would then throw that expression into context at the moment of the action, thus making its expression relevant and understood.