Mason Tyer

Advanced Actor-Combatant

A graduate of Iowa State University, Mason Tyer works in the greater Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. He is a founding member of Red Dice Collective and a company member of Six Elements Theatre, along with being a frequent assistant to Twin Cities Certified Teachers Mike Lubke, Aaron Preuse, and Michael Anderson.

Teaching
Stage Combat I ----------------- Faculty, North Hennepin Community College
Hits and Falls ------------------- Workshop Instructor, Guthrie Theatre
Non-Contact Illusions ----------- Workshop Instructor, Guthrie Theatre
Connected: Impulsive Fighting -- Workshop Instructor, Brawl of America 2019
Basics of Stage Combat -------- Workshop Co-Instructor, Guthrie Theatre
Basics of Stage Combat -------- Instructor, Merrill Community Arts
Captaining Stage Combat ------ Instructor, Art in Arms
Fundamentals of Partnering ---- Workshop Instructor, Art in Arms
Principles of Stage Combat ----- Workshop Series Instructor, Maranatha Christian Academy
Unarmed Stage Combat -------- Workshop Series Instructor, Lyric Arts Main Street Stage

Teaching Assistance - long-form courses
SPTs with FD Aaron Preusse ----- Unarmed, Rapier and Dagger, Quarterstaff
SPTs with CT Mike Lubke --------- Unarmedx3, Single Swordx2, Rapier and Dagger, Broadsword,                                                                 Knifex2, Sword and Shieldx2, Quarterstaff, Smallsword
SPTs with CT Michael Anderson -- Singlesword
Intro, with Michael Anderson ----- one-semester introductory collegiate coursex2
Film Combat with Mike Lubke ---- seven sessions for 21 contact hours (2018)

Workshops
Virginia Beach Bash ---------------------- 2020 (TA/Intern)
The National Stage Combat Workshop -- 2019 (intern)
Brawl of America ------------------------- 2018 (intern), 2019 (Associate Instructor)
The Fredricksen Intensive ----------------- 2019 (intern)
Winter Wonderland ----------------------- 2019-20 (intern)

Violence Direction
Three Musketeers ------------ Ass.t Violence Director w/Aaron Preusse, Saint Michael High School
Peter and the Starcatcher --- Asst. Violence Director w/Aaron Preusse, PIM Arts HS
Ice Shanty #3* ---------------- Violence Director, Lumintheatre Lab
Let Them Look* --------------- Violence Director, Ruckus Productions
Human Combat Chess 2020* -- Choreographer
The World Over --------------- Ass.t Violence Director w/Michael Anderson, Open Window Theatre
Romeo and Juliet ------------- Fight Consultant, Collide Theatrical Dance
Romeo and Juliet ------------- Asst. Violence Director w/Dave Schneider, Classical Actors Ensemble
The Search for Odysseus ------ Violence Director, Eastview High School
Peter and the Starcatcher ----- Violence Director, Andover High School
One Man, Two Guvnors -------- Violence/Intimacy Director, Lakeville Area Arts Center
She Kills Monsters -------------- Asst. Violence Director w/Aaron Preusse, PIM Arts HS
Steadfast* ----------------------- Violence Director/Actor, See-Saw Theatre Lab
Rape of Lucretia ---------------- Violence/Intimacy Director, Journey North Opera Company
Human Combat Chess 2019* --- Assistant Director/Assistant Violence Director, HCC
Peter and Wendy --------------- Violence Director, Lakeville Area Arts Center
Fight Night: Decked Halls* ------- Choreographer, Theatre Coup d’Etat
She Kills Monsters --------------- Assistant Violence Director w/Mike Lubke, Hamline University 
Cyrano on the Moon ------------- Director/Violence Director, Red Dice Collective
Hunchback of Notre Dame ------ Violence Director, Woodbury Community Theatre
Human Combat Chess 2018* ---- Choreographer/Fight Captain, Six Elements Theatre
West Side Story ------------------ Violence Director, Saint Mark’s Drama Ministry
Human Combat Chess 2017* ----- Fight Captain, Six Elements Theatre
Spies ------------------------------ Director/Violence Director, Maranatha Christian Academy

*original premiere

Film/Video
"My Name Is" (music video) -------Stunt Player, Strange and Distant Pictures
"Over There" (feature film) ---------Stunt Player, Schuetzle Co. Productions
"Kit's Revenge" (short film) --------Stunt Player, Mars Rising
“Dangerous” (music video) ---------Stunt Coordinator, Strange and Distant Pictures
“Aurora” (short film) ----------------Stunt Coordinator, (independent)
“Mercenary Kingdom” (short film) - Stunt Coordinator, Wes Effect Entertainment


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

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