New to the Chicago theatre scene, Francesca has recently relocated here from Bloomington, IN where she was director of North Theatre, a high school theatre program for the last 20 years. Her tenure with North primarily focused on plays that encouraged ensemble work often using the principles of Suzuki and Viewpoints, some favorite productions include: Machinal, Waiting for Lefty, Madwoman of Chaillot, and Cabaret.
Being a teacher, she did everything she could to keep up her own training including summer long workshops with SITI and the Neighborhood Playhouse as well as acting locally in Bloomington’s vibrant theatre scene including regional credits with Cardinal Stage Company’s, most recently as Amanda in The Glass Menagerie. Francesca was also active in the new play scene working with Bloomington Playwrights Project, where she debuted principal roles in plays that have gone on to great success on the regional theatre scene. Great with children of all ages, she is also an aspiring writer of very short stories, and enjoys generating stories worthy of the fantastic story-telling scene in Chicago.