MICHAEL C. SMITH (Scenic Designer, Travels With My Aunt, Candida). Michael spent 18 years in New York City where he was involved in theatre, opera, film, and television. He was production designer for the film In the Spirit for Castle Hill and on the production teams that created Radio Days and Big.

His regional theatre work includes nine seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, as well as four seasons with Portland Center Stage, New Mexico Repertory, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and Denver Theatre Center.

His work has been seen around the country in productions at Indiana Rep, Milwaukee Rep, Alliance Theatre Company, Children’s Theatre Company of Minneapolis, Buffalo Studio Arena, Portland Stage Company, Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, Pasadena Playhouse, and eight shows at Main Street Theatre at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga.

In southern California, he has spent four seasons at South Coast Repertory, receiving two Drama-Logues for his designs for Arms and the Man and A Mess of Plays by Christopher Durang. He is also proud to be a resident artist at the acclaimed A Noise Within classical theatre company in Glendale. For that company, Michael has designed 36 shows in the last thirteen years. He is on the design faculty in the School of Theatre at Cal Arts, and in his spare time, he trains as an amateur boxer.

November, 2011