About Us

Artistic Director, Theater Teacher: Mr. Allen Young

This is Mr. Young’s 15th year teaching theater at Mason High School, and 24th year in Education.  He was also the theater director at Princeton High School and a member of the English Faculty of Hamilton High School.  He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University in Speech and Theater Education and a Master’s Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Education.  He has directed over 50 productions.  He also works as a freelance lighting designer in the Cincinnati Area.  You can email him at younga@masonohioschools.com

Costume Mentor and Props Coordinator: Ms. Judy Hershner

udy Hershner is in her 15th year as Costume Mentor and Coordinator for William  Mason High School.  Judy has also worked for Princeton High School, Lakota West High School, Cincinnati Christian High School, Greater Hamilton Civic Theater, Shakespeare in Sharonville, and the Cincinnati Costumer’s Union. Judy has created some unusual props and set pieces for many of our productions, such as a giant ham, a wild turkey, a 14 foot tree, and molded leather masks presenting God and Lucifer in J.B. As she says: “I’m often tired, but never bored.” 

Technical Director: Ms. Katie Turfan

Katie Turfan is in her first year as Technical Director for the Mason Theater Program.  She is a former graduate of the program, where she earned many credits as both an actor and technician.  During her tenure at Mason High School she stage managed many productions.  She is a recent graduate of Miami University where she majored in Psychology and minored in Theater.  The staff is thrilled to welcome her back home to Mason Theater.

Winter Play Director: Mr. Thurman Allen

Thurman Allen is currently in his fifth year of directing the winter production for Mason High School Theater.  He has been teaching at Mason High School for 13 years.  He has appeared frequently on a variety of Cincinnati Stages as an Actor and plays bass for the local band, “Entertaining Lucy.”  In addition to directing the Winter play, he advises the Film Club and Academic Team. You can email him at allent@masonohioschools.com


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