RLTP Honors James Rebhorn
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) today mourns the passing of Actor and RLTP National Advisory Board Member James Robert Rebhorn. A friend and mentor, Mr. Rebhorn passed March 21, 2014 at his home in South Orange, New Jersey.
Through his career in film, television, and stage, Mr. Rebhorn touched the lives of many in the arts and entertainment industries. He began an association with RLTP in 2005, when he and RLTP Executive & Artistic Director Scott Behrend met, following his performance in a Roundabout Theatre Company production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN.
Mr. Behrend recounts, "After seeing the show, I had the good fortune of meeting Jim. We talked and he listened to my tale of starting a theatre company in Buffalo and working as a director. Jim then turned to me and said, 'How can I help?' It is one of life's moments that I will never, ever forget. Jim quickly became one of my key mentors, and one of my friends."
Mr. Rebhorn served as a member of RLTP's National Advisory Board until his passing. The RLTP National Advisory Board was formed in 2009 to serve as a source of inspiration and reference for the company's artistic mission and vision.
Mr. Rebhorn visited the Road Less Traveled Theater in Buffalo on multiple occasions, including for the 2009 RLTP production of the Arthur Miller play, THE MAN WHO HAD ALL THE LUCK. He served as the RLTP American Theatre Master in 2009 to discuss working with Arthur Miller on the play. In connection, he presided over a Master Class with RLTP New Play Workshop playwrights, other area theatre artists, area students, and community members.
Said Behrend, "I always will be deeply indebted to Jim for helping me achieve my dream. I will sorely miss his amazing talent and spirit."
Through his participation with RLTP, James helped promote the development of Western New York artists and the national profile of the Western New York theatre industry.
RLTP dedicates all remaining 2013-2014 Season performances in Mr. Rebhorn's memory.