Ben Chau-Chiu is a Bay Area native and received his B.A. in Theater Arts in 2018. During his undergraduate, he focused on on performance and directing in both the Music and Theater Departments. Some past shows include The Children's Hour, Golden Child, A Dream Play, three productions of Shakespeare to Go, Autobahn, Die Zauberflöte, and Orpheus in the Underworld. Starting his theater career in Barnstorm, UCSC's fully student-run theater company, he is excited to be leading it as the Artistic Director. Now as a M.A. Candidate, he is using this year to focus on promoting new works opportunities for all students, and analyzing and increasing the effectiveness of Barnstorm as an educational space.