Corinne M. Mason is a professional director, choreographer, and teaching artist. She received her Master’s Degree in Theatre Education, from Emerson College, and a B.F.A. from The New School University. She also holds a Certificate in Musical Theatre from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. Corinne has taught performing arts, directed, and choreographed with several companies, including Lyric Stage Company, Stonehill College, Wellesley Summer Theatre, The Company Theatre, MMASBlackBox, Cambridge Youth Dance Program, and North Cambridge Family Opera. Currently, Corinne serves as a Theatre Faculty Professor, at Massasoit Community College. At the college, she teaches Choreography, Dance, Dramatic Literature, Movement for Acting, and Design for the Theatre. She also serves as advisor for The Practical Theatre Ensemble, which focuses on the practical application of theatre studies into rehearsal practice.
Corinne is passionate about the development of new plays and the art of collaborative creation. She believes theatre has the potential to promote empathy, understanding, open dialogue, and reflection for both participants and audiences alike, and strives to infuse these values in every project she takes on. Over the past few years she has directed and choreographed several original productions including, The Werewolves (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Les Nuls (Artists from Suburbia), Trial of Madeline Gee, Eris’ Chain (Massasoit Theatre Company), Winter People, Queen of Sad Mischance, Autumn Cross, and We Will Not Describe the Conversation (New Works Play Festival).
DIRECTING CREDITS: American Idiot, Eurydice, The Hiding Place (Company Theatre), Midsummer Night’s Dream, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Lyric First Stage), I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Plymouth Community Theatre), The Laramie Project, A Raisin in the Sun, Face Forward, A Christmas Carol, Wizard of Oz (Massasoit Theatre Company), Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Curtain Call), The Mystery of Irma Vep (MMAS).
CHOREOGRAPHY CREDITS: Spring Awakening (Company Theatre), Lucky Stiff, As Thousands Cheer, Me and My Girl, Much Ado About Nothing (Lyric First Stage), Bridges Not Walls, The Z Factor (Cambridge Youth Dance Program), Reefer Madness, Spitfire Grill, Das Barbecu (Stonehill College), Symphony in Me (Studio One Dance Company), A Chorus Line, Cabaret (MMAS).
“Theatre allows us to converse with our souls—to passionately pursue and discover ways of living with ourselves and others. We are all artists, and theatre is a language. We have no better way to work together, to learn about each other, to heal, and to grow”