Lana Palmer is a Canadian-born, San Francisco-based film and theatre maker.

As a sound designer and composer, she is proud to have worked with many leading companies in the Bay Area and throughout North America. Her recent credits include Torch Song (Marin Theatre), Josephine’s Feast (Magic Theatre), Hurricane Diane (Aurora Theatre),  The Confessions of Lily Dare (NCTC), Man of God (Shotgun Players), References to Salvador Dali… (Custom Made Theatre), and In Love and Warcraft (American Conservatory Theatre/Perseverance Theatre), King Lear and Pericles (San Francisco Shakespeare Festival), Bull in a China Shop (Aurora Theatre), The Humans (San Jose Stage), The Daughters (SF Playhouse), and School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play (Kansas City Rep/Regional Premiere).  Her compositions for film and television are heard on over 100 shows airing worldwide.

Lana is Sound & Video Design Associate at American Conservatory Theater and lecturer in Sound Design at the University of California, Berkeley.

Her directing credits include Red and The North Pool (Bread & Butter Theatre) and The How and The Why (Bay Area Critics Circle Nominee, Best Production of a Play).  Her short plays have received staged readings and productions at Playwrights’ Centre of San Francisco and PianoFight, and her full-length play Funeral Game was produced by Bread & Butter Theatre in 2020.

She holds an MBA with a leadership emphasis (Queen Mary University of London), BFA in Film Production and BA in Film Studies  (University of Regina), and a Graduate Certificate in Audio Post-Production from Fanshawe College. She is an alumna of the UCLA Professional Programs in Screenwriting and Television Writing, the RIFF Talent Lab, and the Canada Games National Artist Program. Lana is a proud member of the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association, SAG-AFTRA, AEA, and the Dramatists Guild.