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Department of Theater
Dartmouth College
6204 Hopkins Center
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-646-3104
Fax: 603-646-1757
Email: Department.of.Theater@Dartmouth.EDU
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James Goodwin Rice

jamesriceSenior Lecturer, Acting/ Voice Teacher
Office: 105 Hopkins Center
Office Phone: (603) 646-3499        


  • Theater 30: Acting I
  • Theater 31: Acting II
  • Theater 36: Speaking Voice for the Stage
  • Theater 10: Voice II: Speaking Shakespeare

James Goodwin Rice has been an actor and teacher for nearly forty years. A veteran of New York and regional stages, he appeared in episodic television, movies of the week and in daytime television roles. A teacher of acting and voice, Mr. Rice is currently a Senior Lecturer of Theater and has taught at Dartmouth College since 1997 where he teaches Acting I and II; Speaking Voice for the Stage; and created the special topics courses Voice II—Speaking Shakespeare; Shakespeare-in-the-Schools; and Augusto Boal's Forum Theater: Rehearsal for Real Life. At Dartmouth he has appeared as Leonato in MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Salter in Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER, the Narrator in ROCKY HORROR SHOW and directed THE DISTANCE FROM HERE by Neil LaBute. Additionally, James serves as departmental voice coach. In 2008 he was named Senior Lecturer at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth where he created and teaches a theater/communication course to second-year MBA candidates. James is a graduate of the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York, was a student of Sanford Meisner, William Esper, and subsequently, Uta Hagen, at the Hagen-Berghof Studio.  A Designated Linklater Voice Teacher, Mr. Rice's teaching background includes Skidmore College, SUNY Albany and New Paltz, Vassar/Powerhouse Theater Company, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Emerson College, and as a Visiting Guest Artist Master Teacher for the University of Pittsburgh MFA program. He is a founder of the Capital Repertory Theater in Albany, NY, where he appeared in more than twenty roles and a member of Shakespeare and Company of Lenox, MA, where he has taught, coached voice, and acted. Other regional appearances include the Wharton Salon, Northern Stage, O'Neill Theater Center, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Virginia Stage, The Empty Space, A Contemporary Theater, and Tony award-winning Intiman Theater, where he was a founding player.  He appeared in Ibsen's Ghosts with Joanne Woodward, directed by Michael Cristofer; played Vershinin in the New York premiere of Lanford Wilson's translation of Three Sisters; and was directed by Susan Sarandon in Steven Rotblatt's Rubber Chicken at Ensemble Studio Theater. James also attended the University of Washington, Skidmore College (BS) and New York University (MA). Most recently, he has been associate director of Youth Bridge Global, a not-for-profit that produced productions of Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina (2012) and ROMEO AND JULIET in Kigali, Rwanda (2013) with high school and university students in particularly under-resourced areas of recent genocide.

Last Updated: 1/24/14