John Ratliff is the Conservatory Director at ColdTowne, where he was voted Best Teacher or Coach in 2011 and 2015. He also teaches at The Actor’s School, and in 2011 was named Best Improv Teacher in The Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Critics Poll. He performs around town with his group Reverb and was an original and returning cast member of The Hideout Theater’s Austin Secrets show. At ColdTowne he wrote, directed, and appeared in The Church of Indeterminate Divinity, a “secular service” with live musical accompaniment, and has been a recurring cast member of Stool Pigeon. His past jobs include freelance journalist, stained-glass glazier, radio DJ, copy editor, tour guide, musician, and drafter of congratulatory and honorary resolutions for the Texas Legislature.