WOUB ignites passion for media production for theater student Sarah Krause
Krause graduated in 2008
ATHENS, OH — Sarah Krause’s WOUB story is not typical. She grew up near Cleveland and planned to “get out of Ohio” to go to college to study acting. Ohio University was his “backup plan.”
“The best-laid plans sometimes don’t work,” Krause said. “But I went to Ohio University and ended up loving it.”
Krause started out as a theater student with the goal of being a performer. One day while she was in class, she was practicing a line using a British accent, and Professor Keith Newman asked her what part of England she was from. Krause explained that she was not from England.
“At that time, Newman drove me to WOUB Radio and we spoke with Bryan Gibson,” Krause said. Gibson was the director of the WOUB AM program at the time. “Newman told Gibson that he thought my vocal talents could be used on the radio. I ended up working for WOUB doing public service announcements and reading the weather. I also learned how to manage the radio control It was a great job because I could come and record at any time, day or night.
Krause eventually decided to incorporate his voice work and media skills into his curriculum. She created a bachelor’s degree in specialized studies in multimedia performance where she took courses in theatre, communication and cinema.
“I loved acting, but I wanted to be able to control my own destiny,” Krause said. “I just loved the voice work.”
After graduating in 2008, Krause didn’t immediately branch out into media, voice work, or theater.
“I did what a lot of people who pursue acting do, I ended up in retail,” Krause said with a laugh. “Actually, I worked for the Follet bookstore and stayed in Athens for a year after university. I eventually became the bookstore manager on the Lancaster campus and learned great skills on how to build a team and develop people. It was around this time that I started getting into tabletop games.
Krause continued to progress in his career in specialty retail management, working at Starbucks for 3 years and then NowPow, a South Chicago tech startup that created resource directories for healthcare and needs. social. But his interest in the game continued to grow. So in 2018, while still working in specialty retail, Krause started Rem Alternis Productions.
“My passion for the game started with Dungeons & Dragonsand finally learn shadow runthat I fell in love with,” Krause said. shadow run is a sci-fi tabletop role-playing game set in a near-future fictional universe in which cybernetics, magic, and fantastical creatures coexist. “This led me to write the script for a live-action cyberpunk/fantasy web series set 60 years in the future called Chicago shadows.”
Rem Alternis is Krause’s creative works company that creates original content, working with artists and writers to bring amazing new worlds to life. The work includes multimedia projects like Chicago shadows, live content and table games. The company also forms partnerships with other creative people and businesses to increase their visibility and help engage customers.
“I think the voice work I did at WOUB, putting the headphones on and being able to record myself using the radio card, play it back and do minor edits, lit the fire for the media,” said said Krause. “We’re starting to work with audiobooks, audio editing, and podcasts, and that love of audio production started with WOUB.”