The Source: Director, Designer, Inspirer: Robert Rehm's Was A Life Less Ordinary
Before his death on Sunday at the age of 61, Robert Rehm was a theater director, a graphic designer, and an arts philanthropist in San Antonio for decades.
His work at Jefferson High School's theater department inspired many students to pursue a career in the medium. His graphic design graced chests from Texas Public Radio members, with his donated design for a TPR shirt, to Paul McCartney, who wore one of his designs for the animal-welfare group PETA.
His life shone as an example of how to deal with adversity. For the past 10 years, Rehm had been wheelchair-bound after a fall from a theater stage broke his back and left him a quadriplegic. Rather than give up what he loved, he continued to direct. He continued to make art. And he continued to inspire.
What are your stories of Robert Rehm?
- Chuck Squier, friend and longtime collaborator at the Jump-Start Performance company
- Gretchen Bernabei, friend and coworker at Jefferson High School
- John Bloodsworth, longtime friend