Chris Beach is co-artistic director of the Performance Loft dance/theatre company. He has directed over 50 productions, is a member of the Theatre faculty at the University of Redlands and holds an MFA in Directing from the UCLA School of Theatre, Television and Film. In 1999 Chris received the American College Theatre Festival, Region VIII, Award for Excellence in Theatre Education. His original production Home Project: an Eco-Cabaret premiered at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in April 2000 and received Pick of the Week in the L. A. Weekly. Chris' first collaboration with fellow Performance Loft artistic director, Jo Dierdorff, Yellow Gate premiered at Landis Auditorium, Riverside. Chris and Jo have since collaborated on several Performance Loft productions.