Beth Lopes is a freelance theater director, educator, and an Associate Artistic Director of New Swan Shakespeare Festival. Deeply committed to telling stories for the present moment, Beth is intent on fostering original work and making classics relevant for new generations. She is particularly drawn to pieces with heightened text, a sense of the fantastical, and a focus on community. Recent directing credits include Pericles, Prince of Tyre at New Swan and Our Town at South Coast Repertory. Beth received a BFA from NYU, a MFA from UCI, and is a proud member of SDC. For more information visit her website at www.bethlopes.com.