Ed Reggi is a lifelong storyteller who has the stories to prove it. Growing up in the Big Apple, Ed honed his acting career by sneaking into the NBC studios across his Brooklyn street home. He earned his BA in Communications and BFA in Art at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. He moved to Chicago, where he continued studying at The Second City with its founder, Broadway director and playwright Paul Sills. Ed returned to campus in 2020 to obtain his MFA in Theatre Education from the nationally recognized Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Mississippi.
Ed is an adjunct Professor at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri, and at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) in University City. He’s a proud Wolf Trap Teaching Artist with Springboard in St. Louis, specializing in arts integration, media literacy, and character education classes.
Ed Reggi is the President of the Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) and facilitates communication and storytelling workshops all over the globe. His clients include Google, SONY Playstation, Wells Fargo, Accenture, Mastercard, Southwest Airlines, Nestle Purina, Monsanto, Saint Louis Zoo, Vivent Health, SSM Health, Ascension Health, the St. Louis Jewish Federation, St Louis Public Schools, Cancer Support Community, Salvation Army, and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Ed Reggi ghostwrites for stand-up comedians, television hosts, and internet personalities. You can watch Reggi (portraying himself) teaching improv on Oprah Winfrey’s nationally syndicated TV show, WELCOME TO SWEETIE PIE’S. Reggi has been fortunate to work side-by-side with some of the most respected actors, including Mary Gross, Edie McClurg, Mike Rock, Keegan-Michael Key, Amy Poehler, Anna Deavere Smith, Valeria Harper, Bob Keeshan, George Clooney, Raven Symone, and Avery Schreiber.
Ed Reggi’s husband, Scott, is a social worker specializing in crisis intervention, and they recently moved to a 1940s farmhouse in Florissant, Missouri, with their charming dogs, Ollie and Phoenix. The 4-acre property had several barn cats, Piper, Tom, Loki, and Thor, who continue to live their best lives.
COCAbiz – www.cocabiz.org
Springboard St Louis – www.springboardstl.org
Wolf Trap Teaching Artist and Performer
St. Louis Auditions – www.stlauditions.com
(Closed in 2020) Insight Theatre – www.insighttheatrecompany.com
Founding Ensemble Actor & Director
Paper Slip Theatre – Comedy Entertainment
Owner & Performer
Applied Improvisation Network (AIN) – www.appliedimprovisationnetwork.org
Professional Member of Applied Improvisation
Stay Tuned, PBS weekly television series
Co-Creator and Producer
Emmy award-winning voiceover actor & Emmy nominated television producer