Cason is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Iowa State University where he teaches classes in acting, musical theatre, and introduction to performing arts. He holds his M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Baylor University and his B.A. in Theatre Arts from UCLA. Professionally, Cason has created theatre as an actor, director, producer, and occasional sound designer across the nation—most notably working off-Broadway in New York City as an actor at the Bleecker Street Theatre (original cast of Bukowsical! in the New York Fringe Festival) and Acorn Theatre (original cast of The Brain from Planet X in the New York Musical Theatre Festival). Cason also serves as the co-Founder and co-Artistic Director of The@trics Theatre—a nomadic theatre troupe focused on developing work by underrepresented playwrights, theatre for social change, and community development through live theatre. As a scholar, he has presented his scholarship at national and international conferences, and published in prestigious journals including Theatre Topics, Theatre Journal, Shakespeare Bulletin, Theatre/Practice, and the Journal of Film and Video. Cason is currently serving as the Book Review Editor for the Texas Theatre Journal and is the incoming Co-Chair for the Practice/Production Symposium here at MATC. His favorite roles are being husband to Tiffany Antone, playwright and Lecturer of Acting at ISU, and being human-dad to Finnegan and Daschle and cat-dad to Midnite, Carrot, and Mogwai.