Jeremy Benjamin

  • Visiting Instructor / Lighting Designer

Areas of Study


  • BFA in theater, Miami University
  • BA in psychology, Miami University
  • MFA in theater, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music


Jeremy K. Benjamin (Resident Lighting Designer) has taught Lighting Production and Lighting Design courses at Oberlin College for the past 15 years. In addition, Benjamin is currently Director of the Theatre program at Lorain County Community College where he has been Production Manager and Technical Director since 1990.

Recent Oberlin Theater productions include Twilight Bowl, Urinetown, Body of Bourne, What We Look Like, Cabaret, Angels in America Millennium Approaches and Perestroika, The Bluest Eye, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, and Denial.

As a freelance lighting designer, Benjamin’s work has been seen at the Beck Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, the Cleveland Institute of Music Opera Department, Cleveland Contemporary Dance Theatre, Cleveland Municipal School District, Cleveland’s Playhouse Square Center, Cleveland’s Dancing Wheels, Great Lakes Theater, Karamu House, King’s Productions, Lyric Opera Cleveland, the Musical Theatre Project, Ohio Dance Theatre, Opera Cleveland, Paramount Productions, Pointe of Departure Dance, and the Village Playhouse.


This Week in Photos: The Soundtrack of Fall

November 27, 2020

A guitar ensemble performance in Kulas Recital Hall featured Suvan Agarwal '23, Aidan Wiley '20, and Craig Slagh '21. The passion demonstrated in their live streamed performance was captured in photos and chosen to be among the images included in this week’s photo series.