Rachael Mason - Columbia College Chicago

Rachael Mason

Adjunct Professor of Instruction



Rachael Mason is a Director, Writer, and Teacher schooled in the famed Chicago improv scene. While at The Second City, iO, Annoyance she developed and now teaches her philosophy of not “yes and” but “Yes And Because" where scenes that are rich and sustainable are inevitable and infinite. She has toured and taught all over the world, headlining festivals with her comedy partner Susan Messing as The Boys. She’s worked with theater novices, Masters Degree Candidates at universities, and working professionals both in and outside of the entertainment industry. Candor is her love language. She passionately believes that putting art where there was none before is an act of revolution.

"The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible." -Toni Cade Bambara

Instructional Areas

Comedy Studies, Theater

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Satire, Improvisation, Shakespeare


B.A., English Literature Skidmore College 1996