Lee Rose CV

M.F.A. Theater, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
B.A. English Literature, Union College, Schenectady, New York
Maine State Teaching Certifications: Secondary English, Adult Education

Courses Taught

Introduction to Theater Stagecraft and Design (Sound, Sets, Lights)
Speech and Diction Stage and Production Mgt.
Acting Environmental Theater
Directing Greek Tragedy
Movement for Actors Music Performance
Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Theater History
Art Talk/Critical Studies Readers Theater
Arts and Bolts/Business of the Arts College and Career Readiness
Art and Technology English Literature and Language Arts
Digital Media Math

Professional Activities

• Presenter, Mainespark Statewide Conference, Andragogy: Teaching Students to Fish, 2020
• Performer/Writer/Educator, Tales Told:Storytelling for Lifelong Learners, 2005 – 2021
• Presenter, Arts Integration and Technology, Syntiro (Maine Support Network) Conference, 2011
• Illustrator, Holt, Rhinehart, and Winton’s “Elements of Literature, Sixth Course,” 2008
• Playwright, Agency, staged reading at Opera House Arts, Stonington, Maine, 2007
• Editorial Consultant: The Actor’s Workbook, Pearson, Allyn & Bacon, 2007
• Produced and engineered Radio Play, Richard Sewell’s The Ruckus in Machias, 2006
• Performed musical revue The Fantasticks and Kiss Me Kate, University of Maine at Machias, 2006
• Presenter, Digital Sound Design, New England Theater Conference (NETC), 2005
• Presenter, Digital Sound Editing and Operation, American College Theater Festival (KCACFT), 2005
• Performed in documentary Slavery in the Making of America, WNET/Thirteen, 2005
• Performed musical revue Brel and Blues University of Maine at Machias, 2004
• Performed in Anne of Green Gables, Downriver Theater Company, 2004
• Consultant, Speech Critique, Public Speaking assessment software development team, 2004
• Playwright, Agency, produced at The Grand, Ellsworth, Maine, 2003
• Resident Set Designer, Downriver Theater, (Annie, Anne of Green Gables, Carousel), 2003-2005
• Respondent, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, 2003-2005
• Presenter, Sound Technology, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, 2003, 2004
• Presenter, Online Course Design and Methods, Faculty Institute, U Maine System, 2003
• Performed in staged reading of King Lear starring James Gammon, UMM, 2002
• Editorial Advisory Board: Theater as Human Action, Pearson Educational Group, Allyn & Bacon, 2001

Grants Received
• Maine Arts Commission, SMART Grant, Devised Theater/Experiential Learning , 2012
• Maine Support Network (Syntiro), OER Development, Arts Integration and Technology, 2010-2011
• Tides Institute, Visual Thinking Strategies, 2010-2011
• Perloff Foundation, Oral History and the Jonesboro Bicentennial, 2009
• Maine Arts Commission, Challenge America: Arts in Education, 2002
• Bangor Savings Bank, Corporate Grant, 1999, 2001
• Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Arts Partners Grant, 1992

Professional Memberships
AEA, SAG, Dramatists Guild, MEA, AAUP

Appointments/Community Service
• Academic Affairs Committee, University of Maine at Machias, 2003-2006, Chair, 2004-2006
Thou Art Fair, Arts Festival and Workshops for area youth, 2004-2007
• Service Learning/Community Outreach through theater, UMM, 1999-2006
• Technology Steering Committee, University of Maine at Machias, 2003-2004
• Council on Student Life, University of Maine at Machias, 1999-2003
• Downriver Theater Company, Board of Directors, Machias, 2000-2006
• Young Authors’ Conference, University of Maine at Machias, 1999-2002
• Schenectady Jewish Community Center Theater Program Board of Advisors, 1997-1998
• Northeast Ballet Company, Board of Directors, 1996 – 1997
• Schenectady 2000 Arts and Entertainment Task Force, 1995-1996
• Quality of Life International, Board of Directors (Hurricane Andrew student relief effort), 1992-1993

Academic Experience

Director of Theater Program / Teacher, Harpswell Coastal Academy, Brunswick, ME 04011. 2021-22.

Curriculum Specialist, Teacher
Washington County Adult & Community Education/Axiom ETC, Machias, ME 04654, 2012-2021.
• Taught English/Language Arts, grades 9 – 12, Adult Education, Digital Literacy
WorkReady and CareerReady Workforce Training, and conducted professional development Technology in the Classroom workshops for teachers.
Maine School of Science and Mathematics, Limestone, ME 04753, 2015.
• Produced and directed David Auburn’s Proof.
Jonesport-Beals High School, Jonesport, ME 04649, 2009-2011.
• Taught English/Language Arts, grades 9 – 12, Integrated English, and Drama.
Narraguagus High School, Harrington, ME, 2008.
• Taught AP, 11th and 12th grade English.

Visiting Professor
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME, 2008-2009.
• Taught Environmental Theater, Political Theater and Theatrical Politics.
Associate Professor of Theater and Speech, Director of Theater Program
University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME. 1998-2007.

• Taught courses in all areas of theater, speech and Interdisciplinary Fine Arts.
• Artistic and Technical Director of all main stage, readers’ theater, and student productions.
• Five plays in six years of entries held over for Kennedy Center Amer. College Theater Festival
• Performed as Equity Guest Artist in dramatic and musical productions.
• Led development of Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Program.
• Campus leader in educational technology and distance education
• Chaired Academic Affairs Committee for four years focusing on advising and assessment.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theater,
Union College, Schenectady, NY. 1989-1998.

• Taught Directing, Beginning and Advanced Acting including Voice and Movement for the Actor, Scene Study, Stage Management, Theater History, and Speech.
• Produced and directed mainstage and laboratory productions.
• Performed as Equity Guest Artist in mainstage productions.
• Served on committee to design and build a new Theater teaching/performing facility.
• Development and Project Director of The Arts Partners Residency Program. Sponsored by a major grant from the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Foundation; brought the internationally acclaimed Bread & Puppet Theater and its Artistic Director Peter Schumann to Union for an extended residency dedicated to audience development and the building of community relations through the performing arts.

Visiting Professor of Theater/Guest Artist,
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ. 1988-1989.

• Taught Video & Film Concepts, Film History, American Film, Scene Study and Public Speaking.
• Produced and directed mainstage productions.
• Performed in faculty-directed productions.

Visiting Professor of Theater/Guest Artist,
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ. 1981-1983.

• Taught Acting Theory and Practice, Advanced Acting, Movement for Actors, and Development of Theater I and II (“Aeschylus to Shakespeare” and “Ibsen to The Present”).
• Produced and directed Off-Off Broadway Project and mainstage productions.

Guest Artist/Instructor, Professional Actor Training Program,
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA. 1978-1979.

• Taught Acting for Non-majors and workshops in Auditioning, Playing Style, Juggling, Stage Combat, Makeup, and The Rehearsal Process.
• Performed in student and faculty-directed productions.


Director of Reamer Campus Center, Student Activities, and Campus Scheduling.
Union College, Schenectady, NY. 1989-1998.

• Administered Student Activities Program supervising over 80 student clubs and organizations including a radio station, two student newspapers, a literary magazine, cultural; political; religious and entertainment organizations, and a varied program of club sports ranging from weekly classes to intercollegiate competition overseeing a budget of over $400,000.
• Controlled all planning, scheduling and communications, publicity and public relations, security and maintenance for the Reamer Campus Center.
• Advised Student Forum (Student Government Association) and initiated and directed an ongoing Outdoor Student Leadership Training Program for student leaders, and created The Cabaret, Coffeehouse, and Chet’s; student-run social and performance spaces.
• Produced musical presentations ranging from The Glenns Falls Symphony on the Lawn to coffeehouse/cabaret acts to major concerts including The Indigo Girls, Phish, 10,000 Maniacs, Green Day, and Dave Matthews.
• Curated visual arts displays and traveling exhibitions including The Smithsonian Institution’s Remaking America and Diversity Endangered, and Epitaphs for the Living (an AIDS project).


M.F.A. Theater, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

Studied Acting and Directing with Robert Benedetti, Gill Dennis, Lew Palter,
Sergei Tschernisch; Movement with Fran Bennett, Jewel Walker, B.H. Barry;
Voice with Linda deVries, Kristin Linklater.

B.A. English Literature, Union College, Schenectady, New York

Maine State Teaching Certifications: Secondary English, Adult Education

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