M.F.A., Design, School of Drama, Yale University
B.F.A., Theatre Design, University of Alberta, Canada
Awards and Honors
Nomination, Outstanding Set Design, Drama Desk Awards, 2022
Nomination, Outstanding Set Design, Connecticut Critics Circle Awards, 2022
Best Costume Design, Portland Oregon Theatre Award (Drammy), 2006
Leo Lehrman Award for Costume Design, Yale School of Drama, 2001
Junghyun Georgia Lee is a scenic and costume designer whose designs for performing arts have been shown around the world for the last two decades. Her recent work includes the Pulitzer finalist Kristina Wong, Sweatshop Overlord (Drama Desk Nomination for Outstanding Set Design), The Far Country, by Lloyd Suh; Romeo and Juliet, by Hansol Jung; and Good Enemy, by Yilong Liu. She frequently collaborates with directors such as Lee Sunday Evans, Chay Yew, Eric Ting, Timothy Douglass, Noah Himmelstein and Sarah Rasmussen. She also designed at New York Theatre Workshop, the Public Theatre, the Atlantic Theatre, Soho Rep, McCarter Theater, Huntington Theatre Company, Guthrie Theatre, Alley Theater, Children's Theatre Company, Playmakers Rep, Indiana Repertory Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Center Theater Group, and Portland Center Stage, Her recent film credit includes costume design for The Courtroom, which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2022. She is a member of United Scenic Artist 829: junghyungeorgialeedesign.com
Teaching and Research Interests
Developing visual responses to creative works drives a deeper understanding of human experience. In classrooms and studios, my main focus is investigating the creative process of performance with the perspective of a designer. With students from all backgrounds and different interests, we explore together fresh takes on creating design elements in theatre, the possibilities of the audience and performer experience in a new era of performing arts, and what it means to be a creative member and collaborator of productions of all types in the future.
My interest as an artist and a theatrical designer is in developing new works that are centered on the immigrant experience in the world. Currently, I am collaborating with playwrights, dramaturgs, directors, and designers to design new plays about the Asian American experiences in the U.S. I am also creating an installation space based on continuous research on immigrant lives in America.