Steve Jarand has been doing improvisation since 1987 beginning at Loose Moose theatre in Calgary, Canada. Since 1991 he has worked in nature and history theatre performing in schools, mountain parks, museums and zoos. Steve began working with masks in 1999 with the support of Keith Johnstone, then soon after, teaching at home and overseas. Each year the Trancemask tour of Europe gets broader in scope. Advanced student courses are now held in half and full mask. Masks are popping up regularly in Impro shows and prepared mask pieces are also performed. Steve travels extensively looking for new cultural experiences and attending meditation retreats. Currently Steve and Kati Schweitzer are on a ten month round the world trip with the masks stopping in South America, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Japan.