Creator, founder, and director Leif Riddell born and raised in Brooklyn, NYC  is a professional working actor, writer, director, and personal life coach with over 30 years in the film, TV, and entertainment industry.

The Playhouse offers a variety of ongoing or seasonal classes in improvisation, acting, on camera training, scene study, audition / cold reading process, vocals, and movement.

The Playhouse encourages and allows students to explore and take chances with their acting and performing. The Playhouse uses improvisational exercises and games to help students discover and develop their creative skills. While building confidence and self-esteem, Leif and other actors will walk students through all the outstanding techniques that will help enable them to feel more powerful and comfortable.