Mason Tyer (He/Him/His)

Secretary, Certified Teacher

Mason Tyer is a director, violence director, intimacy director, teacher, and theatre producer living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Mason is a Certified Teacher, Theatrical Firearms Safety Instructor, and has most recently been elected Secretary for the Society of American Fight Directors. He has taught stage combat for The Guthrie, Children's Theatre Company, North Hennepin Community College, Art in Arms, and Open Gate Movement Arts.

As a violence and intimacy director, he has worked with Journey North Opera Company, Fake Fighting Company, Combat Chess United, Ashland Productions, Expressions Community Theatre, Merrill Community Arts, and numerous high schools and community groups. Mason is also a stunt performer and coordinator for music videos and short films in Minnesota.

As a director and producer, he works with Six Elements Theatre, dedicated to creating action-oriented theatre that is both exciting and responsible. He is also a producer and director for Red Dice Collective, producing work that illuminates the intimate and social roles humans play within physically and mentally evocative staging.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Theatrical Firearms Safety Course

Sep 25, 2022 Firearm Lindstrom, Minnesota Recommended Pass

March Mayhem SPR

Mar 26, 2022 Broadsword St Paul, Minnesota Recommended Pass
Mar 26, 2022 Knife St Paul, Minnesota Recommended Pass

Fake Fighting Co. SPR SiS and Kn

Mar 16, 2022 Small Sword Saint Paul, Minnesota Recommended Pass

AIA Fall 2021

Dec 20, 2021 Rapier and Dagger Saint Paul, Minnesota Recommended Pass
Dec 20, 2021 Single Sword Saint Paul, Minnesota Basic Pass

LoneStar Smash 2021 SPR

Nov 7, 2021 Broadsword and Shield Dallas, Texas Recommended Pass

Renewal Rodeo

Oct 17, 2021 Single Sword Saint Paul, Minnesota Basic Pass

2021 National Stage Combat Workshop

Aug 6, 2021 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 6, 2021 Quarterstaff Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass

Brawl of America 2019

May 24, 2019 Unarmed Minneapolis, Minnesota Recommended Pass

MN December '18 SPT

Dec 7, 2018 Rapier and Dagger minneapolis, Minnesota Recommended Pass
Dec 7, 2018 Broadsword minneapolis, Minnesota Recommended Pass

MN Video Test August '18

Aug 14, 2018 Knife Minneapolis, Minnesota Basic Pass

Brawl 2018 Staff Renewals

May 25, 2018 Broadsword and Shield Minneapolis, Minnesota Recommended Pass

R&D SPT

Feb 21, 2018 Rapier and Dagger Brooklyn Park, Minnesota Recommended Pass

2017 December SPT/SPRs

Dec 8, 2017 Unarmed Minneapolis, Minnesota Recommended Pass
Dec 8, 2017 Small Sword Minneapolis, Minnesota Recommended Pass

Pre- Brawl of America 2017

May 26, 2017 Quarterstaff MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota Recommended Pass
May 26, 2017 Single Sword MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota Basic Pass

Mpls 2017 knife SPT

Mar 12, 2017 Knife Minneapolis, Minnesota Recommended Pass

2016 December SPT/SPRs

Dec 16, 2016 Unarmed Minneapolis, Minnesota Basic Pass

Brawl of America tests

May 29, 2016 Single Sword Minneapolis, Minnesota Basic Pass
May 29, 2016 Broadsword and Shield Minneapolis, Minnesota Basic Pass

Broadsword SPT

Dec 13, 2015 Broadsword MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota Basic Pass