Jeff Raab is a theatre artist, musician, teaching artist, origami artist, and tends to immerse himself in whatever passions he discovers along the way.
Performing credits include productions with Elm Shakespeare Company, Palm Beach Dramaworks, New Stage Theatre, Resident Theater Company, Texas Shakespeare Festival, South Dakota Shakespeare Festival, Westchester Broadway Theater, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, White Plains Performing Arts Center, and Arc Stages. 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.
His musician credits include musical directing productions The Robber Bridegroom, As You Like It, Shakespeare in Love, The Comedy of Errors, Our Town, and musical directing/composing the award-winning score for Libra Theater Company’s 12th Night (NY Innovative Theater Award – Outstanding Original Music). He has played in pits for many shows, and been a singer/multi-instrumentalist with bands from California to the New York island.
As an educational theater teaching artist, Jeff has taught a wide range of disciplines, including acting, voice/speech/dialects, movement, and directing students in full-length productions. He has taught through Arc Stages, 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 has been an international guest artist at Burgh Healthy Hub in Australia, where he devised and directed original productions for the school incorporating circus, drama, parkour, and dance.
In addition to his pursuits as a performing artist, Jeff is an origami artist and teacher, working independently and with Taro’s Origami Studio. He is currently one of the Senior Teachers/Artists at Taro’s, and his independent clients have included Netflix, Moncler, The National Bonsai Museum, and the United Nations.
Jeff is a graduate of the Academy of Classical Acting (MFA), NYU Steinhardt (BM/Vocal Performance), and the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre (Professional Training Program). He is a certified teacher of the Miller Voice Method, having been mentored by founders Scott Miller and John Patrick. He also trained circus arts in Circus Warehouse.