As a writer/director/performer, Zach Mason has studied under JC Calcerano, Ali Farahnakian, Will Hines, Kevin Mullaney, Beth Newell, Sarah Pappalardo and many more. He was a founding member of the Washington Improv Theater (WIT) Harold team Diviglio. Zach has performed in New York as part of the Del Close Marathon and at the Kennedy Center as part of WIT’s Unpaged to Stage show. He hosted the podcast Like Yes and was the co-creator/co-director―with Lura Barber―of the improvised funeral show In Lieu of Flowers. He wrote and directed―with Kristin O’Brien―the plays Want and Need and Betty Blum (1937-1979). His writing has appeared in The Threepenny Review.
As a painter/cartoonist, Zach Mason has presented his comics and illustrations at shows such as Small Press Expo (SPX), Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE), and Comic Arts Brooklyn (CAB).
As a musician, Zach Mason has performed improvised electronic drones under the name Soft Pieces, sharing stages with artists as diverse as Matmos and Jandek. He has also recorded synthpop compositions under the name The One Warm Spark.