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Anita Yavich

Associate Professor of Theatre Design/Technology

Anita Yavich has designed costumes for theater, opera, and dance across the US and internationally. Her costume designs for Broadway include: Fool for Love, Venus in FurChinglish, and Anna in the Tropics.

Anita has received numerous awards for her designs: the Ovation Award, Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award, IRNE award, Obie award, Henry Hewes Award, and Irene Shariff Young Master Award.  

In 2001, as the recipient of a NEA TCG career development grant, she traveled to India for three and a half months observing theater, dance, textile, and crafts traditions.  She holds an MFA in costume design from Yale School of Drama.

Recent Designs include:

Soft Power and Oedipus El Rey at the Public Theatre

The Tale of Despereaux with Pig Pen Theatre at the Old Globe

The Mother starring Isabelle Huppert at the Atlantic Theatre

The View Upstairs at the Lynn Redgrave Theatre

The Legend of Georgia McBride at Manhattan Class Company

Nathan the Wise at Classic Stage

Aida at San Francisco Opera 

Cyrano de Bergerac at La Scala, Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House-Covent Garden

Les Troyens at Metropolitan Opera 

Facing Goya at Spoleto Festival and Singapore Festival

La Hija de Rappaccini with Gotham Chamber Opera 

Puppet and costume designer for The Sound of Music at Salzburger Marionetten Theater.  

She is currently working on a new production of Der Ring Des Nibelungen with Opera Australia in Brisbane.