Theatre Arts Faculty

Assistant Professor

Corinne M. Mason

Corinne MasonAssistant Professor Corinne M. Mason joined Massasoit Community College as adjunct faculty in 2013 and full time faculty in 2015. Corinne M. Mason is a professional director, choreographer, and teaching artist. She has directed and choreographed for organizations such as, Massasoit Theatre Company, The Company Theatre, Lyric First Stage, Curtain Call Theatre, Wellesley Summer Theatre, Stonehill College, MMASBlackBox, Cambridge Youth Dance Program, and North Cambridge Family Opera. 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 several original productions including, The Werewolves (Manhattan Repertory Theatre), Les Nuls (Artists from Suburbia), Trial of Madeline Gee, Eris’ Chain (Massasoit Theatre Company), Autumn Cross, and We Will Not Describe the Conversation (New Works Play Festival). DIRECTING CREDITS: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Plymouth Community Theatre), The Laramie Project, A Raisin in the Sun, Face Forward, Harriet Tubman: An American Moses, A Christmas Carol, Wizard of Oz (Massasoit Theatre Company), Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (Curtain Call), The Mystery of Irma Vep (MMAS), American Idiot, Eurydice, The Hiding Place (Company Theatre), Midsummer Night’s Dream, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Lyric First Stage). CHOREOGRAPHY CREDITS: Reefer Madness, Spitfire Grill, Das Barbecu (Stonehill College), Symphony in Me (Studio One Dance Company), High School Musical, Damn Yankees, The Addams Family, (Abington High School), A Chorus Line, Cabaret (MMAS), 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).

Education

  • American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Musical Theatre
  • B.F.A The New School
  • M.A. Emerson College

Adjunct Faculty Professor

Peter A. Carey

Peter CareyAdjunct Professor Peter A. Carey is an Adjunct Faculty Professor, of Humanities and Fine Arts, at Massasoit Community College. Peter is a professional actor, director and performing arts educator. Stage director credits for Lyric First Stage include A Midsummer Nights Dream & Joseph/Technicolor Coat (co-directed with Corinne M. Mason), Lucky Stiff, Berlin’s As Thousands Cheer, Shakespeare’s As You Like It, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest. Peter is very proud to have been recently inducted into the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Hall of Fame for his contribution to the arts in Massachusetts. Recent teaching and Guest Lecturer credits include Salem State University, Massasoit Community College, Boston Conservatory, and the New England Conservatory. He is the recipient of the Connecticut Circle Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role as John Adams in 1776 at the Goodspeed Opera House. He also earned the IRNE award for Best Actor in a musical as John Adams in 1776 at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston. Also at the Lyric, Peter has performed in Big River, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, parts I and II (and IRNE nomination for his role as Newman Noggs), Follies and Side Show (both of which he received IRNE nominations), Arms and the Man, The Lisbon Traviata, Shakespeare in Hollywood and When Pigs Fly. At Wheelock Family Theatre, Hairspray, Honk and Seussical, The Musical. Peter also has performed with American Classics, The Hanover Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Northshore Music Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre and Speakeasy Stage. Favorite directing credits include The Spitfire Grill, Das Barbeque (Stonehill College) Much Ado About Nothing (Wellesley Summer Theatre), Die Fledermaus, The New Moon and The Merry Widow (New England Light Opera), Deathtrap, Arsenic and Old Lace, Dirty Blonde (The Company Theatre).