October 25

December 3, 2023

Courtyard Theater

by William Shakespeare
directed by Tyrone Phillips

Bob Mason

Casting Director

BOB MASON (Artistic Associate/Casting Director) recently celebrated his twenty-third anniversary as CST’s casting director, where his credits include over 150 productions and programs and thirty-five plays in Shakespeare’s canon. In addition to numerous productions with Chicago Shakespeare founder Barbara Gaines, other productions of note include: a host of Sondheim musicals (Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music, Passion, Road Show, Gypsy, directed by Gary Griffin); SIX (CST, Broadway, A.R.T., Ordway Center, the Citadel); Ride the Cyclone directed by Rachel Rockwell (CST, off Broadway at MCC Theater, Fifth Avenue Theatre/American Conservatory Theater, Alliance Theatre); Rose Rage: Henry VI, Parts 1, 2 and 3, directed by Edward Hall (CST, The Duke on 42nd Street); and The Molière Comedies, directed by and starring Brian Bedford. He also directed and co-created Shakespeare Tonight with Beckie Menzie, as part of CST’s Shakespeare 400 Festival. Prior to casting, Mason enjoyed a career as a Joseph Jefferson Award-winning actor and singer and has been a visiting educator for Northwestern University, the School at Steppenwolf, the Guthrie Theater BFA program, Acting Studio Chicago, DePaul, Columbia, and Roosevelt University, among others.

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