Rae Mearns

Rae (he/they) is a 2022 graduate of James Madison University with a B.A. in Theatre, and is thrilled to be returning to Traveling Players as an assistant director for the mythology ensembles! They have most often served as a lighting designer, designing five shows while at JMU. He has also performed in and co-created a student-devised work, Snack Time Nostalgia, along with a solo performance piece he wrote entitled, “Gender, I Barely Know Her!” While having experience in creating many kinds of theatre, they have always most enjoyed youth theatre. In their free time, they enjoy learning fun shark facts, perusing the LEGO website for the latest sets, and cheering on Ovechkin and the Capitals. He is ecstatic to meet this summer’s mythology ensembles!