Marsha Mason

TEACHER STATEMENT:
“I am teaching a simple but compelling way to help the student find  ‘the truth’ of a character in themselves and that character’s ‘story’ through exercise and scene work.”

BIO:
Marsha Mason currently appears on ABC’s hit comedy, THE MIDDLE. In 2014 she was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Gulf Coast Film Festival and co-starred in the Westport Country Playhouse’s production of W. Somerset Maugham’s THE CIRCLE. Film credits include: 1973’s CINDERELLA LIBERTY (Best Actress Academy Award nomination, Best Actress Golden Globe Award); 1977’s GOODBYE GIRL  (Academy Award nomination, Golden Globe Award); 1979’s PROMISES IN THE DARK and CHAPTER TWO (Academy Award nomination, two Golden Globe Awards); ONLY WHEN I LAUGH (Academy Award nomination); THE CHEAP DETECTIVE; STELLA; MAX DUGAN RETURNS; HEARTBREAK RIDGE; NICK OF TIME; TWO DAYS IN THE VALLEY; BRIDE AND PREJUDICE: A BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL. Theatre credits include: CYRANO DE BERGERAC, YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, A DOLL’S HOUSE, THE CRUCIBLE and THE MERCHANT OF VENICE at ACT in San Francisco; New York: Norman Mailer’s THE DEER PARK, Israel Horovitz’s THE INDIAN WANTS THE BRONX, Neil Simon’s THE GOOD DOCTOR, RICHARD III and A FEMININE ENDING by Sarah Treem at Playwrights Horizon; Charles Mee’s WINTERTIME at the McCarter Theatre and the Second Stage; and STEEL MAGNOLIAS on Broadway. Also: 1996’s NIGHT OF THE IGUANA; Michael Cristofer’s AMAZING GRACE; THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE at the Royal Haymarket Theatre in London; HECUBA at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater; and Shakespeare Theater Company’s ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. TV credits include: NBC’s LIPSTICK JUNGLE; Lifetime’s ARMY WIVES; Showtime’s BEREFT; NBC’s LIFE WITH JUDY GARLAND; Hallmark Channel’s THE LONG SHOT; and FRASIER (Outstanding Guest Actress Emmy nomination).