Jim Beatty has been creating and performing movement/theatre pieces since 1979. He is the manager of 8th St. Studio where he founded “Ha Ha This A-Way,” an after-school program and summer day camp for children in 1991. He also teaches as a creative movement & circle time specialist at numerous East Bay pre-schools and at the School for the Performing Arts and Cultural Education (S.P.A.C.E.) in Ukiah, California. Sometimes serious, often comic, and yet emotionally poignant, Jim’s movement / theatre pieces offer his inter- and intrapersonal view of our contemporary society as we accelerate rapidly through the new millennium and beyond.