Roger Q. Mason

Librettist Playwright

Roger Q. Mason (they/them) is a Black, Filipinx, plus-sized, gender non-conforming, queer writer/performer of color. Their plays have been seen on Broadway at Circle in the Square (Circle Reading Series); Off/Off-Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, New Group, Dixon Place, The Fire This Time Festival, American Theatre of Actors, Flea Theatre, and Access Theater; and regionally at McCarter Theatre, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Steep Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Fuse Theatre Ensemble, Theatre Rhinoceros, Center Theatre Group, Open Fist Theatre, EST/LA, Son of Semele, and Skylight Theatre. Their work has been named finalist of the Geffen Playhouse Writers Room, BRIC Lab Residency, Lark Playwrights Week and Screencraft Play Award (judged by David Lindsay-Abaire) and a semi-finalist for the Jerome Fellowship, Many Voices Fellowship and Shonda Rhimes Unsung Voices Fellowship. Mason holds an MFA in Writing from Northwestern University, M.A. in English from Middlebury College, and B.A. in English and Theatre from Princeton University.  They are a member of Page 73's Interstate 73 Writers Group and an alumnus of The Fire This Time Festival. Mason received the Chuck Rowland Pioneer Award, a nod on the Kilroys List and the Fire This Time Festival Alumni Spotlight.