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Constance (Connie) Smith

  • Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Lighting and Scenic Design
  • Department: Theatre
  • Office Location: Building 82, Room 294
  • Campus: 850.474.2146


Constance (Connie) Smith has worked in theatrical design and production for over 35 years. In addition to professional design & production work, she has designed and/or taught at Meredith College, University of Mobile, and Valdosta State University.

She was the Director of Technical Theatre at the Center for Performing Arts at Chipola College for over 11 years. In addition to teaching the technical production courses, she was responsible for the scenic/lighting design & technical direction for all performances in the Center for the Arts. Prior to working at Chipola, Connie was the Scene Shop Supervisor/Adjuct Faculity/Scenic Designer in the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of South Alabama for 11 years.

Degrees & Institutions

She holds an MFA degree in Technical Production from Florida State University, a BFA in Theatrical Design & Technology from Auburn University, and an MS in Recreational Therapy (Expressive Arts Therapy focus) from the University of South Alabama.

Connie served as the Onsite Manager for the Job Fair for Southeastern Theatre Converence (SETC) from 2002 to 2020. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for the Florida Theatre Conference (FTC) and is the Chair of Production Development.

Keywords: theatre, arts, production, faculty