Jed Diamond (Samuel Ratchett) has been Head of Acting at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville since 2005. The UT MFA in Acting program has been ranked among the top-25 programs in the U.S., U.K., and Australia for the past five years, reaching #8 in 2020. Jed has appeared in many roles at the CBT, most recently in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. He has also acted at Wheelhouse Theatre Co; The New York Shakespeare Festival; Roundabout Theatre; The Acting Company; Signature Theatre; Arena Stage; Syracuse Stage; etc. Prior to UT, he was founding faculty of the New York Shakespeare Festival Shakespeare Lab and of the Actors Center. He taught at NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Stella Adler Studio; Playwright’s Horizons Theatre School; Fordham University, etc. He is resident faculty at Chautauqua Theater Company, and is an AmSAT certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, trained in New York and London. *American Society of the Alexander Technique.