Areas of Expertise
Acting, directing, improvisation, and performance studies.
I taught speech at Iowa State University, speech and theatre at Sterling College, and speech and theatre at Kansas State. I also acted in small regional and semi-professional companies. I also wrote for and performed in various improvisation groups.
Professor Rahe's Role at SJC
I enjoy interacting with the students and watching their growth as individuals over their years in the classroom and in production--whether on stage or backstage. I also appreciate the artistic fulfillment that comes with producing and directing. Theatre at SJC is somewhat unique in that you can be on stage or work on shows regardless of what your major might be. This gives students a chance to continue to use and develop their performance or other artistic skills even if they aren't considering Theatre as a vocation.
Related Associations and Organizations
I'm a member of the Association of Theatre in Higher Education.
I acted in the first production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat outside of New York. In the upcoming academic year (SEMS 141-142), I will have directed more than 100 productions.
Favorite Aspect of SJC
The close working relationship with the faculty, staff, and students.
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