Chris Rich is a theatre designer and technical director with over twenty years' professional and academic experience. He was an Associate Professor of Design and Technology at Troy University in Alabama for sixteen years, where he oversaw over a hundred productions of theatre, dance, and community works. He is the recipient of the Marian Galloway Award for Contributions to Theatre in Alabama and the national winner of the
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Special Achievement Recognition for Lighting and Sound Design for his work on Troy University's Two Rooms. He is currently the chair of Strategic Planning at the Southeastern Theatre Conference and has served as a respondent to work for the Kennedy Center, Mississippi Theatre Association, Florida Theatre Conference, Tennessee Theatre Association, Texas Theatre Association, and Georgia Theatre Conference. He earned his MFA in Lighting Design & Technical Direction from the University of Alabama. He is currently based in Iowa City, Iowa.