Assistant Professor Emerita of Theatre Design/Technology
Lana Fritz has designed costumes for several New York theatres and opera companies, as well as the A&E and Bravo television networks. Her extensive regional theatre work includes the Walnut Street Theatre, California Actors Theatre, Theatre Virginia, George Street Playhouse, Virginia Shakespeare Festival, Theatre at Monmouth, Hartman Theatre, and National Theatre of the Deaf. Fritz’s work has also been seen at the Edinburg Festival and the London Fringe. Her designs for premieres include Sorry, Wrong Number (Beeson), Fefu and Her Friends (Fornes), New York 1937 (Yglesias), The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (McCullers/Bach), and Personal Affairs (Silverman). For the Center for Contemporary Opera, her designs include Kafka: Letter to My Father (U.S., Walden), Markheim (NYC, Floyd), and Vera of Las Vegas (Hagen/Muldoon), among others.
Fritz currently serves on the Theatre Development Fund (TDF)/Irene Sharaff Awards Voting Committee, a group of leading members of the theatrical costume design community. The committee selects the recipients of the awards, which are presented annually in New York City to outstanding theatrical designers.