Rae Mearns

Rae (they/them) is a recent graduate from James Madison University with a B.A. in Theatre and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. They have most often served as a Lighting Designer, designing shows for JMU such as Columbinus, Wiley and the Hairy Man, Bellwether, and Pandemic Project. They have also performed in and co-created a student-devised work, Snack Time Nostalgia. Other performance credits include JMU’s production of Firebringer and a solo performance piece they wrote entitled, “Gender, I Barely Know Her!” They held a leadership position as the Regional Representative for JMU’s chapter of United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT), which works closely with student technicians. In their free time, they enjoy jigsaw puzzles, fun shark facts, and perfecting their Animal Crossing island. Rae can’t wait to meet your students!