Chris Rybitski is the Technical Director for the University of Virginia Drama Department and the Heritage Theatre Festival. Chris specializes in automation and creating control systems for onstage effects.

Previously, he worked for Carnival Cruise Lines as the Automation Technician and as the Shop Foreman for the Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts. He also served as Project Manager for the Virginia Curiosity Shop, a large scale art installation by Mark Dion. In addition to theatrical production credits, Chris was the Lead Fabricator of select pieces for Nickelodeon’s Double Dare and World Wide Day of Play. His work has been published in the 2015 Tech Expo Catalog, TD&T Spring 2015 issue, and 2017 Tech Expo Catalog.