Scenic Designer Fred Tietz is a founding member of Ridge Theater, an experimental opera and theater company in New York City. He has collaborated on many productions with Bob McGrath and Laurie Olinder, including the Ridge production of Mathew In the School of Life, and the A.R.T productions of Charlie in the House of Rue, Alice in Bed, and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Mr. Tietz's technical theater credits span over thirty off and off-off Broadway productions as a designer, production manager, technical director, or technician. Highlights include work on Stephen Sondheim's Assassins, A.R. Gurney's Later Life, special prop construction for Merce Cunningham, and realization of numerous designs by John Lee Beaty. He is also currently the scene shop supervisor for Playwrights Horizons in New York City.