Meet the cast: David Mason of 'The Nest'

David Mason plays Nick in the DCPA Theatre Company's world premiere play, 'The Nest.' Photo by Adams Visual Communications.

David Mason plays Nick in the DCPA Theatre Company’s world premiere play, ‘The Nest.’ Photo by Adams Visual Communications.

MEET DAVID MASON
Nick in The Nest

Mason, DavidAt the Theatre Company: Debut. Other regional credits include: Cape Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Syracuse Stage, TheatreSquared, Portland Stage, New Century Theatre, The Public Theater, Shadowland Theatre, Foothills Theatre, Summer Theatre at Mt. Holyoke, Majestic Theater, Judson Theatre Co. NYC credits include:  Ensemble Studio Theatre, Civilian Studios, Primary Stages, Present Company Theatorium, NativeAliens, Impact Theatre Festival, Red Fern Theatre, Circle East, Chip Deffaa Invitational. TV: “The Leftovers” (HBO), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “Law & Order: SVU,” “All My Children.”

  • Hometown: New York City
  • Training: University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Website: www.davidmason.info
  • What was the role that changed your life: Lendall in Almost, Maine. I met my future wife performing in that show, and life has never been the same since.
  • Why are you an actor? Because it’s EXTREMELY LUCRATIVE. Just kidding. To learn. To grow. To entertain. It’s the easiest and most challenging job I’ve ever had. Making people laugh, cry or think differently about something or someone within the scope of their own lives is wonderfully rewarding. I also love the smell of backstage, the friendships born out of intense collaboration, the thrill of shared experience and the challenge of always striving to do better.
  • David Mason QuoteWhat would you be doing for a career if you weren’t an actor? Something with computers or technology, because I’m a geek and I hear it’s a real up-and-coming career path.
  • Why does The Nest matter? For one, because it was commissioned by the Denver Center’s Women’s Voices Fund, and that is a wonderful thing. Beyond that, Theresa Rebeck has written a play that speaks to current issues of class, gender, equality and friendship within the scope of legacy and holding onto the past at the expense of moving into the future. I think it speaks to people from all walks of life and does it in a way that makes you think, laugh, cry and think some more.
  • What do you hope the audience gets out of it? I hope they are entertained and moved to think about it and discuss it and bring it with them long after they leave the theatre.
  • Finish this sentence: “All I want is …”
    “… peace, equality and understanding for all. And then a pizza party.”


The Nest:
Ticket information

  • theresa-rebeckBy Theresa Rebeck (pictured right)
  • Through Feb. 21
  • Space Theatre
  • When you have a seat at the bar called The Nest, no conversation is off-limits, whether you’re speaking or eavesdropping. That is, until a stranger walks in with a lucrative proposition. Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck’s plays “may make you laugh or shudder (or both)” according to American Theatre, and with its feisty humor and scorching dialogue, this explosive new comedy holds a cracked mirror up to friendships, romantic relationships and families.
  • Tickets: 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE

  • Previous NewsCenter coverage of The Nest:

    Photo coverage: Opening Night
    The Nest flies in face of national gender trends
    5 Things We Learned from The Nest … Like ‘Mansplaining’​
    Theresa Rebeck: Bar plays should be ‘humanly reckless’
    Five things we now know about that bar
    Cast list announced
    Theresa Rebeck is not getting angry: She’s getting even
    ​American Theatre magazine: The Colorado New Play Summit Is a Developing Story

    Previous 2015-16 ‘Meet the Cast’ profiles:
    Meet Adeoye of Lookingglass Alice and All the Way
    Meet Kevin Berntson of The Nest
    Meet J. Paul Boehmer of As You Like It
    Meet Molly Brennan of Lookingglass Alice
    Meet Courtney Capek of A Christmas Carol
    Meet Brian D. Coats of The Nest
    Meet Tad Cooley of Tribes
    Meet Paul DeBoy of All the Way
    Meet Allen Dorsey of A Christmas Carol
    Meet Kevin Douglas of Lookingglass Alice
    Meet Napoleon M. Douglas of A Christmas Carol
    Meet Brian Dykstra of The Nest
    Meet Isabel Ellison of Tribes
    Meet Kate Finch of Tribes
    Meet Ella Galaty of A Christmas Carol
    Meet Mike Hartman of All the Way
    Meet Ben Heil of A Christmas Carol
    Meet Carolyn Holding of As You Like It
    Meet Drew Horwitz of As You Like It
    Meet Maurice Jones of As You Like It
    Meet Geoffrey Kent of As You Like It and All the Way
    Meet Emily Kron of As You Like It
    Meet Nick LaMedica of As You Like It
    Meet Victoria Mack of The Nest
    Meet Andrew Pastides of Tribes
    Meet Shannan Steele of A Christmas Carol
    Meet Carly Street of The Nest
    Meet Samuel Taylor of Lookingglass Alice
    Meet Lindsey Noel Whiting of Lookingglass Alice
    Meet Jake Williamson  of A Christmas Carol
    Meet Matt Zambrano of As You Like It

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