Here I am making the plaster mask base of Jane Barber - the last one in the series...for now ;) I've used plaster infused bandages cut into strips and applied much like one would paper mache. This way I could make sure I could get into all the little sensitive nooks and allow the nostrils to be left open without the use of straws which were very uncomfortable and caused a bad reaction in one of the actors. Otherwise all the actors took to the process very well.
Good Question. This is something of a new position I'm developing alongside of OzFrank Theatre Director Jacqui Carroll and Actor Trainer and Acting Theorist John Nobbs.
A simple way of looking at it is to think of a design dramaturg as artist in residence with a theatre company...but it is so much more....
It is the opportunity of working in a collaborative way at all points in the development of a living work of art that involves actors, sets, props, scene, development process, theory and training. In an effort to raise the creative level as a whole.