Renato Biribin, Jr. taught drama at CHAMPS in the fall semester of 2015 while former CHAMPS instructor Damian Lewis taught at CalArts. Renato is a professional actor, writer and an active member of SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America. He is also a film producer having produced and co-written a feature film currently showing on Amazon Prime. He has also produced, written or acted in several short films or feature films that have won creative recognition awards at various Film Festivals. As a theatre professional he has produced, directed or performed in plays for 25 years in NYC, NJ, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. His critically acclaimed play, Bail Me Out, which he wrote and starred, ran in Hollywood for 12 weeks. He has been a successful private theatre teacher and coach specializing in teaching the Uta Hagen acting technique. His monthly musical theatre seminars and other technique related classes are co-taught with his wife, Julia Gregory, a former Broadway veteran.