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Stephen Rosenfield is the Director of American Comedy Institute. He coaches and directs performers ranging from beginners to Emmy and Tony Award-winning and Oscar-nominated star talent. The accomplishments of Stephen Rosenfield's students include starring roles in movies, network and premium cable television series, commercials, Broadway and off-Broadway productions, and hosting their own radio programs. His students have made development deals with CBS, ABC, Fox, HBO, Paramount, the Henson Co. and Tribune Entertainment. They have made appearances on Letterman, Leno, Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show, SNL, Last Comic Standing, and Comedy Central Shows including Comedy Central Presents, one hour specials, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. They have appeared in the Montreal, Aspen, and Las Vegas Comedy Festivals. They have appeared in both the Edinburgh and New York International Fringe Festivals, and in every comedy club in N.Y. and L.A., and in clubs throughout the U.S. and around the world. They have written for Saturday Night Live, the Late Show with David Letterman, The Chris Rock Show and have written and starred in their own one-person shows off-Broadway, and at Caroline's on Broadway, the Gotham Comedy Club and the New York International Fringe Festival. Stephen Rosenfield has produced, written and directed comedy shows at Caroline's on Broadway, Gotham Comedy Club, PSNBC, Standup New York, The Comic Strip, Don't Tell Mama and The Improv. For three years he produced, directed and wrote for Rubber Feet, the sketch comedy group that appeared regularly at The Comic Strip. He directed and co-authored the Obie Award-winning musical comedy review, The Present Tense. He has directed plays at the Roundabout Theater, The Ensemble Studio Theater, The Actor's Studio, Manhattan Class Company and the Intiman Theatre. He received the Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award and a Robby nomination for his direction of the musical, Charlie and Algernon.

Stephen has been a guest artist and lecturer in comedy at Brigham Young University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Barnard College, University of Washington, The New School, New York University, and the Union Theological Seminary. He was the founding Artistic Director of Humber College's Program in Comedy, a former Professor of Theatre and Comedy and the former Director of the Comedy Program at William Patterson University. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST). Stephen has a BA in Theatre and Drama cum laude from Lawrence University and a MFA in Theatre Direction from Stanford University.

Lexi Cullen-Baker has been performing since the age of twelve. She has had the privilege of working alongside of Terrence Mann and Christopher d’Amboise at the Minetta Lane Theatre as well as worked with Lewis Black at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She regularly performs at comedy clubs and colleges all over the country. She has been featured in Stamford Advocate and Next Magazine. She has been seen on Bravo TV and Comedy Time TV. Lexi has a BA in Theatre and Dance from Washington University in St. Louis and is also a graduate of the American Comedy Institute’s One Year Program. She is a Professor of Comedy in the Theatre and Comedy Department at William Paterson University in New Jersey.
Ted Greenberg teaches late night talk show writing. He is an Emmy Award winning comedy writer formally a staff writer for Late Night with David Letterman. He also was an editor for the Harvard Lampoon humor magazine. Mr. Greenberg is a standup comic and the star of the hit off-Broadway show, THE COMPLETE PERFORMER. It has played weekly at the Soho Playhouse since August of 2008 and is co-written and directed by Stephen Rosenfield.
Mark Grenier

Deb Rabbai has been performing professionally for the last twenty years. She's a producer, co-creator and performer in the critically acclaimed improvised musical comedy, "Broadway’s Next Hit Musical!" and performs with the National touring company of Chicago City Limits. She is an experienced teacher of improvisation who has taught at New York University, Marymount Manhattan, Humber Comedy Center, New York Improv Festival, Funny Women Festival, Orlando Fringe Festival, Improv etc. & Weist Barron. She has led workshops on "Teamwork and Creativity" to corporate executives with Revlon, Oxygen Network, Merck, Pfizer, AAA, Bristol Myers Squibb, Credit Suisse and Genentech among others. She has created programs which teach curriculum through improvisation and has taught improvisation through Arts Connection, Arts Horizons, Young Audiences and Theatre for a New Audience in the New York, New Jersey & Connecticut public schools. She's appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and in a commercial for Mastercard. She's done voice overs for television and radio for products you love and created the voice for "Shenfa" in the SEGA Dreamcast game "Shenmue." She is well known as a voice actress among anime fans having voiced over 40 anime films.