Brian is an actor, director, Fulbright Scholar, and full-time lecturer at The Actors Studio Drama School. An expert in devised theatre and collaborative playmaking, Rhinehart has worked as a freelance theatre director for the last twenty-four years. His productions have been seen in Italy, Turkey, Poland, Scotland, Germany and all over the U.S. He is an internationally published scholar on the subject of contemporary German theatre, and is co-author of a book, titled Comedy Acting for Theatre: The Art and Craft of Performing in Comedies, published by Bloomsbury/Methuen. He holds an M.F.A. in Directing from The Actors Studio Drama School, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida. He has given various theatre seminars and workshops on acting, comedy-improvisation, and devising in the U.S., Sweden, Germany, Portugal, China, Japan, and Thailand, and he teaches or has taught Acting, Directing, Devising and Playwriting at such schools as The City University of New York (Baruch College), Marymount Manhattan College, New School University (Eugene Lang College), and Kean University.