Visual and Performing Arts

Robert Rais

Robert Rais

Lecturer

rrais@uccs.edu

Robert Rais is a Lecturer in the Theatre in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Rais is a trained actor (UCCS/University of Cincinnati/CCM/The Second City) a member of Actor's Equity Association and The Screen Actor's Guild. He specializes in comedic theatre training derived from his work at The Second City, Carnivores In Action and Burnt Toast. Mr. Rais trained in the Cohen technique as well and employs other methods in his teaching as well.

Courses Taught

  • Auditions and The Business of Theatre (Northern Kentucky University/University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
  • Clowns of Shakespeare (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
  • Directing I, II (Northern Kentucky University)
  • Acting for the Camera (Northern Kentucky University/University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • The History of Comedy (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
  • Acting Styles I, II (Northern Kentucky University)
  • Theatre Management (Northern Kentucky University)
  • Introduction to Theatre (Northern Kentucky University)
  • Improvisation (Ohio University)
  • Stage Combat (Ohio University)

Professional Experience

Recent Professional Direction:

  • Love's Fire, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2012
  • The Maids, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, 2009
  • Carousel, nexStage Theatre, 2006
  • Sylvia, NewTheatre Company, 2005
  • Ice Floe, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, 2001
  • The Brain Doctor, Humana Festival Actor's Theatre of Louisville, 1999
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, 1999
  • Beowulf (A Rock Musical), Cincinnati Shakespeare Festival, 1995
  • Same Time Next Year, Northern Kentucky Summer Theatre Festival, 1995
  • Barefoot in the Park, Northern Kentucky Summer Theatre Festival, 1994

Recent Professional Acting:

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015) - THEATREWORKS Shakespeare Festival
  • Merry Wives of Windsor (2010) - THEATREWORKS Shakespeare Festival
  • Day of the Dead (2008) - Millennium Productions
  • Chesapeake (2001) - Signature Theatre
  • Dinner with Friends (2001) - Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Fully Committed (2001) - Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Private Eyes (2000) - Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
  • Violet (2000) - Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati
  • The Circus Nefarious (1999) - Kentucky Public Television
  • Complete Works of Shakespeare (1997) - THEATREWORKS Shakespeare Festival
  • Freemen and Lunatics (1996) - Actor's Theatre of Louisville
  • A Christmas Carol (1994) - Tennessee Repertory Theater
  • Othello (1993) - Tennessee Repertory Theater
 
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