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Ana Kuzmanic
Associate Professor

Ana Kuzmanic

Ana Kuzmanic (Costume Designer) designs costumes for theatre and opera. Regionally Ms Kuzmanic designed costumes for performances at: The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Asolo Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, The Court, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, The Geffen Playhouse, The Goodman Theatre, The Lookingglass Theatre Company, The New Group (Off-Broadway), Milwaukee Repertory Theater, McCarter Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington DC), Steppenwolf Theatre and Trinity Repertory Company. International venues include: The National Theatre in London, Sydney Theatre Company, Bitef Theatre in Belgrade.

Her most recent projects include costume design work on Count of Monte Cristo at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Treasure Island at the Lookingglass Theatre and 2666 at The Goodman Theatre.

As a frequent collaborator of Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls, Ms Kuzmanic designed costumes for Don Giovanni at the Lyric Opera; Measure for Measure, Seagull, A True History of the Johnstown Flood and Desire Under the Elms and King Lear at the Goodman Theatre; Desire Under the Elms on Broadway; The Jacksonian at The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles and Off–Broadway.

Ms Kuzmanic’s costume design for Broadway performance of August: Osage County was nominated for Drama Desk Award, and she received Joseph Jefferson Award for outstanding costume design for A Comedy of Errors.

A native of Former Yugoslavia, Ana Kuzmanic earned her undergraduate degree in Costume and Fashion Design from Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade and an MFA in Theatre Design from Northwestern University. She is an associate professor of costume design, focusing on drawing and painting for stage designer, computer graphics character illustration, collaboration and fashion history.


MFAStage Design, Northwestern University
BACostume and Fashion Design, Faculty of Applied Arts and Design in Belgrade, Serbia

Recent Awards and Honors

Jeff Award for Costume Design for Comedy of Errors (2008)

Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Costume Design for August Osage County (2008)

Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award (2007)

Recent Grants and Funding

Searle Fellows Program 2008-2009

SOCFaculty Innovations Small Grants 2015


241-2-01 Introduction to Costume Design
373-0-20 Computer Graphics
356-3-01 Drawing and Painting of Theatrical Figure
344-0-01 Advanced Costume Design 1
464-1-01 Advanced Costume Design 2
464-2-01 Advanced Costume Design 3
420-3-20 Shakespeare Collaboration
420 Director / Designer Collaboration