BOB MASON is an Artistic Associate at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and in September he will celebrate twenty years as its Casting Director. He has cast over 125 productions for CST, ranging from 32 plays in Shakespeare's canon to a host of Sondheim musicals and contemporary plays.He was recently the casting director for the US premiere of SIX THE MUSICAL, which then went on tour and transferred to Broadway with the original Chicago company. A visiting educator at many studios and universities around the country, including Acting Studio Chicago,the School at Steppenwolf, the Guthrie, Northwestern, DePaul, Columbia College and Roosevelt University. Bob's former life was as a Jeff Award winning actor and singer.
Bob Mason is very good at meeting students where they are when sharing his knowledge of Shakespeare. He teaches what he knows in a way that is engaging, thoughtful, and easy to understand. (Shakespeare Audition Workshop)
— Amanda DePinto
Bob Mason gave thoughtful, helpful, knowledgeable and in-depth guidance to each student that was designed to enable us to grow and improve our craft. (Shakespeare Audition Workshop)
— William C. Thompson