FRANK J OLIVA is a Cuban-American Stage Designer. 

Recent Designs include productions of BERNSTEIN'S MASS (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra); A DEAL  & DOGS OF RWANDA (Urban Stages); THE LONELIEST NUMBER (Clemente Theatre); THE OLD SETTLER (Billie Holiday Theatre); LOST NOT FOUND (Up Theatre); WE WILL NOT BE SILENT & WELCOME TO FEAR CITY (Contemporary American Theatre Festival); THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (Two River Theatre Company). 

Recent Associate Designs include OKLAHOMA! (St. Ann’s Warehouse); HANGMEN (Atlantic Theater Company); THE WOLVES (Lincoln Center, The Playwright's Realm, NYS&F); AT HOME AT THE ZOOEVERYBODY THE ANTIPODES (Signature Theatre); SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (Cleveland Playhouse); ALICE CHAN (La Jolla Playhouse); FULFILLMENT CENTER (Manhattan Theatre Club). 

Frank has taught in the Theatre & Film Programs at NYU, Marlboro College and High School for the Performing Arts of Harlem

Frank is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and Wingspace Theatrical Design Collective. He is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.

Frank received the 2017 Innovative Theatre Award for his design of #LIBERATED (IRT Theatre). His work has been featured in Visa Magazine Japan and Vulture Magazine. Frank will be a featured designer at the 2019 Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design & Space. 


Created, Directed and Starring Rob Roth
Featuring Rebecca Hall (onscreen)
Produced by HERE Arts Center
HERE Arts MainStage Theatre, through 29 September 2018

HURRICANE PARTY by David Thigpen
Directed by Maria Dizzia
Produced by The Collective
Cherry Lane Theatre, through 7 October 2018

BILOXI BLUES by Neil Simon
Directed by Dan Ventresca
Curtain Call Theatre, Albany, NY, through 14 October 2018


TOSCA by Puccini
Directed by Marcus Shields
Produced by Marty Bevilacqua and Angelo Fraboni
Madison Theatre, Begins 6 October 2018

Directed by Frances Hill
Produced by Urban Stages
30th Street Theatre, Begins 12 October 2018

Directed by Carol Max
Curtain Call Theatre, Albany, NY, begins 25 October 2018

ROBERTO ZUCCO by Bernard-Marie Koltès
Directed by Joey Rizzolo
Produced by The New School for Drama
Bank Street Theatre, Begins 5 December 2018