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Entertain    Educate    Enlighten


Tim Latta Returns to The Mask Messenger!

Available 1-1-18

After a long hiatus to work on other projects, Tim returns to one of his favorite roles. Or more precisely, many of his favorite roles! 

The Mask Messenger is monologue, physical comedy, and theatre–a tour de force solo performance that The New York Times says “tickles some sort of primal funny bone”. The show features vignettes ranging from comic to poignant to bizarre that explore the psychology of the masks we wear daily.

Original masks by Rob Faust with new choreography by Tim Latta.

“Inventive, magical, never less than completely absorbing.”

                         -The Toronto Star

Mask Messenger

What is Lattawork?

Cultural Arts, School Assemblies, School Shows, Arts Education, Educational Entertainment- call it what you will, that’s what we do. We work with PTOs, PTAs, public schools, private schools, charter schools, after school; you name it, we perform there. Felicity Jones and Tim Latta have been entertaining audiences in theatres around the world for many years. (see bios). They now bring their expertise into the schools to perform and conduct workshops for all ages (K-12; University and beyond)).

Why do we bring theatre to the schools? Because that’s where the kids are! We feel it’s important to perform in the schools, within the learning environment, to encourage creativity in all aspects of our lives. We feel very strongly that exposure to the arts as both a discipline and a medium of expression is crucial to the education of our young people. We also feel that artistic presentation is a highly effective teaching tool that can easily incorporate any subject matter.

We now offer three different shows for all ages, K-12 and up- ME PLURIBUS UNUM and MOTION360 and THE MASK MESSENGER.

Our Shows

Motion 360

Motion 360

Is it theater? Dance? Circus? It’s all of these and more. It’s a performance for now. A new way of looking at creative thinking and how we can use it in our daily lives- in schoolwork, interactions with peers, building self esteem, confidence and tolerance. Everything and everyone around us has a story to tell and the potential to teach us something. Sometimes, though, it’s hard for us to slow down, let go and see or hear what is happening around us. In Motion 360, Tim Latta  (former Pilobolus, Momix, Faustwork Mask Theater) demonstrates how we can, literally, stumble over everyday objects to unlock our creativity, look at the world with new eyes and help us discover what those stories can be. He creates dance/theatre pieces using objects that range from the ordinary- rollerblades and chairs,  to the extraordinary- stilts, masks and rolling milk cans!

“Tim is a consummate artist with a range of physical abilities that simultaneously impress and connect with his audience.  Whether it’s the use of stilts, rollerblades or a folding chair, Tim leads students to identify new potential in the world around them.”

Margaret Pastel, Saxe Middle School

Tim Latta as The Mask Messenger

Tim Latta as The Mask Messenger

The Mask Messenger is a solo show that utilizes physical comedy, quick-change artistry, and masked transformations in a series of vignettes that range from comic to tender to bizarre. Half-masked characters speak; full masked characters remain silent while speaking volumes with convincing body language and a dancer’s grace. Masks are worn on other parts of the body, creating illusions that The New York Times says, “tickle some sort of primal funny bone.” The actor performs the essence of each character, and then transforms time and again, often affecting audiences viscerally in ways that go straight to the heart and sneak up on the brain.

The Mask Messenger comments on masks used in cultures worldwide, while addressing themes of personal and societal transformation. Masks are used as metaphor; the performance expands the concept of masking to include the ‘masks’ we wear daily: body language, jewelry, piercing, tattoos, hairstyles, hats, and fashion statement as identity statement. 

“Great entertainment, but also thought-provoking…It should not be missed.”

-Honolulu Star-Bulletin


Me Pluribus Unum

Me Pluribus Unum

In ME PLURIBUS UNUM, we get a hilarious lecture-demonstration cum stump speech by the wanna-be Queen of the United States of America.  Throughout her campaign she, unwittingly, makes the case for democracy as we know it, and shows us how lucky we are! As she argues that an absolute monarchy is so much easier than democracy (no questioning necessary, no thinking involved!) she points up the value of civic participation and involvement in our government. Her ironic observations of the American system cover the separation of powers, how laws are passed, taxes, and freedom of speech.  At the end of her harangue, she demands a vote to end democracy in America so she can achieve her American Dream:  to become queen of the greatest nation on earth. She may be vain, harsh, manipulative and delusional, but she’s not stupid.  In the end, she sees the paradox behind her dream.  You can’t be queen of the greatest nation on earth if you take away everything that makes it great.  It’s not Me pluribus unum, but E pluribus unum: out of many, one.

“There is nothing out there that even comes close to this type of show.”

  -ES Cultural Arts Chair

  •   “Our teachers loved how it focused on imagination and our principal thanked me for taking the time to find such a fantastic program. So, thank you for making my job easy."

    Ann Solomine, Mary T. Murphy ES
  • “Tim’s commitment to teaching and nurturing creativity in young people is obvious and infectious.

    Rob Faust
    Faustwork Mask Theatre
  • “Not quite theatre and not quite dance, but definitely theatre and most definitely dance. You’ve just got to see it.”

    Mike Steele
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune
  • “There is nothing out there that even comes close to this type of show.”

    -ES Cultural Arts Chair
  • "...tickles some sort of primal funny bone.”

    The New York Times
  • "Parents, students and teachers all found it wonderfully informative, funny and very well done."

    -Cindy Satton, Middlefield, CT
  • “Stunning... indefinable... somewhere between the sculptural fantasies of Mummenschanz and the precision mime of Marcel Marceau.”

    The Montreal Gazette

Who We Are


Tim Latta is an actor, dancer, choreographer and director. Since 1982 he has traveled the globe with companies such as Pilobolus, Momix, and Faustwork Mask Theatre. He was co-founder of the rhythm duo Testi di Bosca with tap dancer Joe Orrach and did a stint with The Royal Lichtenstein Circus. He has been a guest artist with Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Iso, The Deutsche Opera and Shawn McConneloug and her Orchestra among others. Highlights include being a featured performer in “Nachtmond”, with David Shiner, at the Wintergarden Variete’ in Berlin, choreographing the award winning “ALICE” for the Lindsay Kemp Company in Barcelona, Spain and playings “Bob” in Kevin Kling’s “Lloyd’s Prayer” at ACT in Seattle. He is the founding director of Lattawork.


Felicity Jones is an actress, writer, and educator who lives in Connecticut. She has appeared on stages throughout the United States; from Broadway to San Francisco and New Haven to Seattle.  Her work runs the gamut from Shakespeare to Ibsen to Pinter to collaboratively created ensemble pieces with the likes of Mary Zimmerman and Theatre de la Jeune Lune.  She was Artistic Associate with Theatre de la Jeune Lune for ten years, acting in some 38 productions, as well as writing, directing and designing.  She has appeared on television (Law & Order, Ed, Deadline, Wonderland) and film (Julie & Julia, Signs).

Her current show ME PLURIBUS UNUM is a response to a concern that dissatisfaction with our government starts from not understanding it.  Her goal is to introduce young people to the basics of US government while encouraging them to think of it as something in which they can and should participate.

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