Justin Smiley joined Palomar College as the Manager, Performing Arts Production in 2011. He holds his B.A. in theater with a technical emphasis from UCLA and M.F.A. in lighting design from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Before working at Palomar, Justin served as the Production Manager at Birch North Park Theatre in San Diego and Theatre Operations Coordinator at Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center in Carlsbad. In addition to production management, Justin has designed lights, projections and sound for various organizations including MiraCosta College, Palomar College, Westminster Opera Theater, Two River Theater Company, KEF Productions (Theatre Row), Peddie School, Bleecker Street Theater, and many more. In addition to design, Justin has worked as a freelance lighting, audio and projections technician for various companies including Two River Theater Co., La Jolla Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton University, Princeton Festival Opera, Opera New Jersey, Rutgers University, Discovery Times Square Exhibitions, Players Theatre, Lucille Lortel, Theatre Row, St. Regis Monarch Beach, Christopher Cohan Performing Arts Center, Clark Center for the Arts, UCLA and Vari-Lite.
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