A.R.T.: Debut. Bob is in his nineteenth season as Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s casting director, where his credits include over one hundred productions and thirty-two plays in Shakespeare’s canon. In addition to numerous productions with Barbara Gaines, other productions of note include: a host of Sondheim musicals directed by Gary Griffin; Ride the Cyclone (dir. Rachel Rockwell), CST, MCC, Fifth Avenue/ACT; Rose Rage: Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3 (dir. Edward Hall), The Molière Comedies (dir. by Brian Bedford). He directed and co-created Shakespeare Tonight! with Beckie Menzie, as part of Shakespeare 400 Chicago. Prior to casting, Mr. Mason enjoyed a career as a Jeff Award-winning actor and singer, and has been a visiting educator for the School at Steppenwolf, Acting Studio Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Northwestern University.