_Mason Rosenthal is an original performance maker, actor, director, dancer, and teacher from Skokie, Illinois. He is a Co-Director of Lightning Rod Special and a member of The Medium Theatre Company both based out of Philadelphia. Mason holds a BFA in Drama from New York University where he studied with The Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. He has studied improvisational dance and pedagogical techniques with his mentor George Russell since 2006. Mason was on faculty at The Atlantic from 2007 to 2011. In 2011 he moved from NYC to Philadelphia to be the Headlong Performance Institute's first teaching fellow. His original work has been supported by FringeArts as a 2012-2013 LAB fellow, The University of Pennsylvania, Wyncote Foundation, and by the Network of Ensemble Theaters.