Ana Kuzmanić is a Yugoslav-born, Chicago-based costume designer.
Her theatrical work has been seen on Broadway (August: Osage County, Desire Under the Elms, Superior Donuts), off-Broadway (The Jacksonian), in the U.K. (The Royal National Theatre) and Australia (Sydney Theatre Company).
She is closely associated with many Chicago companies including the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Looking Glass Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater and The House. Among the regional companies with whom she has worked are Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Berkley Repertory Theatre, McCarter Theatre Center, Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company, Trinity Repertory Company, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Geffen Playhouse.
The Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Don Giovanni, directed by her long-time collaborator Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls, was her operatic debut.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in costume and fashion design from Faculty of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade, Serbia, and her MFA in stage design from Northwestern University. She has designed for her fashion label from 1993 to 2002. She is an associate professor of costume design at Northwestern University in Evanston. (AnaKuzmanic.com)