Ana Kuzmanić (she/her/hers) (Costume Designer)is Yugoslav born designer for theatre and opera. She designs costumes on Broadway, nationwide and internationally (including Tony Award-winning August: Osage County Broadway run and international tours). Ana frequently collaborates with Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman, including Lookingglass Theatre productions of Treasure Island and Argonautika, as well as premieres of Eurydice at Los Angeles Opera and Metropolitan Opera. Her other Lookingglass Theatre credits include Manuscript Found in Saragossa, North China Lover, and Big Lake Big City. Ana’s work has been exhibited in the People’s Republic of China, Russian Federation, Mexico, as well as many other countries across Asia, Europe, and North America. Ana Kuzmanić’s undergraduate degree from Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade is in fashion and performance design. Ana is an alumna of Northwestern University where she currently teaches courses in design, computer arts, and drawing/ creative process.
Bio as of 2022
Ana Kuzmanic previously designed costumes for the Lookingglass productions of Treasure Island, North China Lover, Big Lake Big City, Argonautika, and Manuscript Found in Saragossa. Recent work: Camelot (Shakespeare Theatre Company; Washington, D.C.); The Music Man, The Winter’s Tale, and An Enemy of the People (Goodman Theatre); The Minutes (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Beauty and the Beast (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); and Disgraced (Guthrie Theater). Regionally, Ana designed costumes for Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, The House Theatre of Chicago, Guthrie Theatre, McCarter Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Trinity Rep, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her opera costume designs include work at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Dallas Opera. Broadway: Desire Under the Elms, Superior Donuts, and August: Osage County. Ana is currently designing costumes for the world premiere of Eurydice, a new opera by Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl, co-produced by the Los Angeles Opera and the Metropolitan Opera for their 2020–21 Season. She holds a bachelor’s degree in costume and fashion design from Belgrade’s Faculty of Applied Arts and an MFA in stage design from Northwestern University, where she is a tenured faculty.