On May 8th, 2015, director Marshall Mason spoke to audiences at the SDC Collaboration Symposia in a keynote address. In this speech, Mason discusses how a director’s greatest challenge is often reconciling the invisibility of their work. Mason then relates this difficulty to the importance of collaboration and trust with other artists and focuses on the director’s relationship with the actor. Additionally, Mason describes his rehearsal process by illustrating how he navigates memorization, breaks down beats, molds staging around actors’ impulses, reviews material, and maintains his productions. Listen in to hear about this master director’s process, challenges, and values in a speech overflowing with directorial wisdom and guidance.