‘The Mask Maker’ is a mime performance by the famous French pantomime artist, Marcel Marceau. Kılıçer enjoys performing it because he loves playing with the masks, and the ways in which the changes in the masks’ expressions and emotions are reflected on the performer’s body. As he fixes the smiling mask on his face, the mime artist has an important message for the audience about the pressures of living up to society’s expectations.
İlker Kılıçer lives in İzmir, Turkey. He is a mime and puppeteer who has been engaged in mime art since 2003. He has performed 27 pantomime shows at international theatre festivals. Kılıçer performs puppet shows for both children and grownups, and also organises puppet and mime workshops and practices.