Theatre Arts Faculty
Theatre Faculty Professor
Assistant 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).
- American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Musical Theatre
- B.F.A The New School
- M.A. Emerson College
Adjunct Faculty Professor
Adjunct 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).
Adjunct Faculty Professor
Adjunct Professor Nicole Conlon-McCombe joined Massasoit Community College in 2010. Nicole is a professional playwright, actor, director and teaching artist. During her time at Massasoit she has taught a variety of courses, serves as an academic advisor, has advised the students clubs Dramatikos and Performix and directed The Bully Show and The Jordan Rich Variety Show. She also teaches at Bridgewater State University and Stonehill College. Additionally, Nicole serves as Executive Director for Drug Story Theater, a nonprofit organization that works with teens in the early stages of recovery so that, “The treatment of one becomes the prevention of many”. She has written all three of their plays, “The Price You Pay”, “Second Chances” and “Changes for the Better”. She holds a BA in Communication with a concentration in Theater Arts and an MFA in Theater: Performance & Society. Nicole believes in the power of theater to promote civic dialogue, raise social awareness, and potentially create social change.
Adjunct Faculty Professor
Kimberly Gaughan joined Massasoit Community College as adjunct faculty in 2019. Kimberly is a professional actor, director and teaching artist. She holds an MFA in Acting from the University of South Carolina, where she worked with Robyn Hunt and Steven Pearson, the first generation students of Tadashi Suzuki and Shogo Ohta. Kimberly has trained and acted extensively with Hunt and Pearson’s company, the Pacific Performance Project/East. She received her BA in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame, where she spent five summers training and acting with the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. Kimberly is a company member of Theatre Nohgaku, an international performance group dedicated to Japanese Noh, and spent the past three summers studying Noh in Japan. With Theatre Nohgaku, she performed in the new English-languge Noh Emily in Tokyo and London. As a performer, she works regularly in the greater Boston area. Recent acting credits include Leah in Trayf (New Repertory Theatre), Judith in Equivocation (Actors’ Shakespeare Project), Nina in The Seagull (Center for Performance Experiment), Sophie in Flight (Pacific Performance Project/East) and Mary Warren in The Crucible (Theatre South Carolina). She was the assistant director on Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Stage2 production of Romeo and Juliet. Currently, she is directing King John for Praxis Stage. Prior to joining the Massasoit community, she served as faculty at the University of Notre Dame and the University of South Carolina and was recently a guest artist at Emerson College.
- BA, University of Notre Dame
- MFA, University of South Carolina