James G. Rice

Academic Appointments
  • Senior Lecturer

  • Acting & Voice Teacher

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.

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646- 3499
105 Hopkins Center
HB 6204


  • B.S. Skidmore College
  • M.A. New York University