Alyssa Rallo Bennett - Artistic Director
Gary O. Bennett - Executive Director
Kate Bagoott - Managing Director
Nico Alvo - Facility Director
Gabriel Frye-Behar - Instructor, Director, Director of Photography
Ellen Parks - Instructor, Casting Director
Ted Sluberksi - Instructor, Acting Coach
Vance Barber - Instructor, Acting Coach
Andy Roth - Voice Coach and Casting Director
Jennifer McCabe - Instructor and Director
Zach Galligan - Instructor, Acting Coach
Stonestreet pioneered the craft and teaching of screen and film acting when other acting schools and pundits said there was no such thing as a craft of "film acting." Others claim to have started earlier, but it was Stonestreet that elevated film acting to an artform, to think of it as a unique artform, and tried to understand it as a craft, rather than some simple adjustment from stage acting.
Stonestreet is an acting conservatory that does not instruct in just ONE acting technique. We respect all backgrounds, all training, and we have instructors and working professionals that do NOT decry any technique. We are an OPEN acting school, the primary focus of which is the art and craft of screen and film acting.
Stonestreet also pioneered the concept of "actor empowerment" in film. Stonestreet does not believe actors should wait around for filmmakers, casting directors, agents and producers to "discover" them, or cast them. At Stonestreet, we empower actors by helping them make their own films, and we give them the tools and the contacts to do just that.