10 Minutes with Rachael Mason
ARE YOU FOR REAL?? WHAT A F*Ck*NG BLAST IT WAS IMPROVISING “10 Minutes with Rachael Mason.” Thanks to Joe Kovach for the suggestion “Brooklyn. Stick around after as we talk about how Rachael got into improv Skidmore College, the wonderfulness that is Stuart Ranson, the brilliance of Justin Kaufmann, the not taking no for an answer, our experiences with Del Close and what that pretty known sexist liked Rachael, running both the training centers of both The Second City and iO Chicago, her family’s funeral parlors, Long Island, NY, why she thinks teaching and performing improv online is wonderful and more. I mean, what can you say about Rachael? She is brilliant, is one of the top 5 improvisors and top 5 improv directors and teachers in the world, imo. She just doesn’t give a f*ck, in the best way. This scene was super fun and joyful, which is what it’s like playing with her. We haven’t played together in years and it’s just really easy to improvise with her. She is just a unique and strong talent in improv and has been for years. I just love her to pieces, as do her students and colleagues. Follow her on IG @missrachaelmason and watch her shows with Susan Messing, Rich Sohn and Neal Dandade on Fridays on Chicago4Real. Subscribe to youtube.com/todayimprov for all the “10 Minutes with…” videos from amazing improvisors from all over the world as well as more improv stuff.