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FRANK J OLIVA (b.1992, Miami) 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) and ANGRY YOUNG MAN (Urban Stages, Guild Hall East Hampton).

As an Associate Designer, Frank has led projects for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Regional and International Productions. Associate Designs include OKLAHOMA! (Broadway & St. Ann’s Warehouse); SOUNDTRACK OF AMERICA (The Shed at Hudson Yards); 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. He currently teaches at Playwrights Horizons Downtown.

Frank is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, The United States Institute of Theatre Technology 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. 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. 


photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser