Jeff Raab is a theatre artist, musician, teaching artist, graphic designer, origami artist, and tends to immerse himself in whatever passions he discovers along the way. He is currently based in Arlington, VA, pursuing his MFA in Classical Acting at the Academy of Classical Acting/George Washington University.
As a performer, New York City credits include 12th Night, The Entropy Songs, Post No Bills: The Songs of Joshua H. Cohen, The Blue Aspic, staged readings at the York Theatre and Metropolitan Playhouse, and concerts at Town Hall, including as a featured soloist in Broadway’s Rising Stars and multiple editions of Broadway by the Year. His Regional/Tour credits include productions with Palm Beach Dramaworks, New Stage Theatre, Texas Shakespeare Festival, South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, Westchester Broadway Theater, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Round Barn Theater, and Arc Stages.
Jeff is a songwriter and musician, having musical directed, written music and/or played in countless theatrical productions. He has musical directed productions of The Robber Bridegroom, As You Like It, Shakespeare in Love, The Comedy of Errors, Our Town, and musical directed/composed the award-winning score for Libra Theater Company’s 12th Night (NY Innovative Theater Award – Outstanding Original Music). He has also been a singer and multi-instrumentalist with bands in from California to the New York island.
As an educational theater teaching artist, Jeff teaches regularly through the educational wing of Arc Stages, including acting, voice/speech/dialects, movement, and directing students in full-length productions. He has also taught through Inside Broadway in New York City, and at the White Plains Performing Arts Center, New Stage Theatre, Lighthouse Youth Theater, Westchester Broadway Theater, New Generation Theatre, and the South Dakota and Texas Shakespeare Festivals. Jeff is also an international guest artist at Burgh Healthy Hub in Australia, where he has devised and directed original productions for the school incorporating circus, drama, parkour, and dance.
Jeff was a founding member of Libra Theater Company, a non-profit theater based in New York City dedicated to mounting quality New York productions while honoring the commitments of its artists. Jeff served as Literary Director until 2013, and has been creatively involved with many of their productions. He has also worked administratively with Off-Broadway’s York Theatre and Classic Stage Company.
- In addition to his pursuits as a performing artist, Jeff is an origami artist and teacher through Taro’s Origami Studio in Brooklyn, NY, and a resident graphic designer at Arc Stages, specializing in theatrical promotional materials.
Jeff is a graduate of New York University’s Steinhardt School with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance (Musical Theatre) and the Professional Training Program at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater. He is a practitioner of the Miller Voice Method, having studied with and shadow-taught at New York University alongside founder Scott Miller, and trained circus arts in the Intensive Program at Circus Warehouse.