Paulie Jenkins: Lighting Design for Theatre

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Paulie began her professional career as Resident Lighting Designer at the Los Angeles Actors’ Theatre.  Since then, she has designed the lighting for over 300 productions at such theatres as the Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, Pasadena Playhouse, Denver Center, Manhattan Theatre Club, Seattle Repertory, Berkeley Rep, Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis, and Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, as well as theatres in Sweden, Japan, Australia, Czechoslovakia and Poland. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP Image Award for Theatre and the Angstrom Award for career achievement from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.

The Talking Cure
Happy End
Julius Caesar
Exemplary Alum, University of Wyoming School of Arts & Sciences
LADCC Angstrom Award for Career Achievement in Lighting Design, 1991
Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP Theatre Award for Lighting, Defiance, Pasadena Playhouse, 2008
LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Lighting: 1995 Wit,South Coast Rep
LADCC Award for Lighting: 1984 In the Belly of the Beast,Mark Taper Forum
40+ Drama-Logue Awards
Road to Mecca
Haut Gout
Red Herring
And the Winner Is
The Hands of Its Enemy
And the Winner Is

"Lighting designer Paulie Jenkins enhances Faulkner’s free-floating set with subtle color changes that emphasize the cerebral backdrop of ideas.  Especially effective is her murky mood setting at the end of Act One when the shift of lighting alerts the audience to the start of the dream sequence."

Man and Superman, SCR
- Robert J. Sessions, Drama-Logue

"As director, Gordon Davidson is efficient—the stage is kept open and is transformed into many locations with the help of a pro and Paulie Jenkins’ fluid lighting."

Nine Armenians, Mark Taper Forum
- Laurie Winer, LA Times

"Scenic designer Tom Buderwitz has created a finely detailed desert retreat…splendidly lit by Paulie Jenkins."

The Ice-Breaker, Laguna Playhouse
- Tom Titus, Coastline Pilot
Moonlight & Magnolias
In Perpetuity Throughout the Universe
An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grande Boeuf
Red Herring
Terra Nova
Photo Credits: Paulie Jenkins, Ed Krieger, Craig Schwartz.
The Talking Cure
Gordon Davidson
Mark Taper Forum
Nine Armenians
The Hands of Its Enemy
Molly Sweeney
Gwen Arner
The Wash
Sharon Ott
A Lie of the Mind
Robert Woodruff
In The Belly of the Beast
The Carpetbagger's Children
Martin Benson
South Coast Repertory
The Road to Mecca
Morning's at Seven
Dancing at Lughnasa
Our Country's Good
Man and Superman
Heartbreak House
How the Other Half Loves
David Emmes
Woman in Mind     
Jar the Floor
Benny Sato Ambush
The Caretaker
Paul Marcus
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The School for Scandal
Blue Window
Norman Rene
Moonlight & Magnolias
Andrew Barnicle
The Laguna Playhouse
An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grande Boeuf
Red Herring
The Sleeper
Rounding Third
Kevin's Bed
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Woman in Black
The Last Session
Jim Brochu
Far East
Jules Aaron
Gunmetal Blues
Andrew Robinson
Pasadena Playhouse
Sheldon Epps
The Waverly Gallery
Bruno Kelly
David Saint
The Foreigner
Andrew Barnicle
San Jose Repertory
A Streetcar Named Desire
Steve Albrezzie
Arms and the Man
Kent Stephens
Arsenic and Old Lace
Greg Boyd
Alley Theatre
Towards Zero
Martin Benson
Daniel Sullivan
Seattle Repertory Theatre
Martin Benson
That's It, Folks
Doug Hughes
Wind in the Willows
Gary Gissleman
Children's Theatre Company
of Minneapolis
Ron Lagomarsino
Manhattan Theatre Club
Private Lives
Sharon Ott
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Fred Chappel
Alliance Theatre Company
Julius Caesar
Robert Woodruff
It's Only a Play
John Tillinger
Ahmanson at the Doolittle
A Little Night Music
Gordon Davidson
Arthur B. Rubinstein
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