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Lee Smith

Jaymi is thrilled to be designing her first show at the Geffen Playhouse. She has been designing around the country for the last twenty years at theaters such as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Dallas Theater Center, Alley Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, La Jolla Playhouse, Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Hartford Stage, Alliance Theatre, Getty Villa, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Milwaukee Repertory and Lookingglass Theatre, among others. Some of her most recent favorites have included The Nether at Alley Theatre, Rocky Horror Picture Show at Dallas Theater Center, The Who and the What at La Jolla Playhouse, Peter and the Starcatcher and Vietgone at South Coast Repertory and The Daughter of the Regiment at the Mill City Opera. Her work has also been seen in China, Italy, Spain, Scotland and Ireland. Previous awards have included the 2003 Michael Merritt/Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award, a 2014 Column Award and a 2010 Joseph Jefferson Award. She is currently an associate professor of lighting design and associate head of design at University of California, Irvine. Her work can be seen online at