Stephen Ruddy has been directing Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Jason Sudeikis, Megan Mullally, David Cross, Scott Adsit, and other comedy luminaries in UCBT’s Gravid Water since 2004, both in New York and LA. He is also the creator and a frequent performer. Stephen directs for The 52nd Street Project, NYU Graduate Acting’s Free Play series, and created the UCBT shows Chekhprov—with Scott Adsit, Becky Drysdale, and Tami Sagher—and Ruddy & White. He is a member of the curatorial committee of The Moth, the Peabody Award-winning storytelling organization. He graduated from Columbia University, and studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School. Most importantly, he played the “Bartender in the Lakeview Lounge” on CBS’s As The World Turns for 6 years.