I had an absolutely incredible time participating in a 29-hour reading of James Presson's F*CK MARRY KILL with Less Than Rent Theatre this past weekend. The rehearsal process culminated in 3 intensely staged readings at Playwrights Horizons.
NYU Comedy Pilots Reading
I just performed alongside 4 other NYU alums in a public reading of excerpts from 8 comedy pilots written by graduating NYU students. These pilots served as thesis projects for these BFA and MFA students in the Dramatic Writing program.
INAPPROPRIATE SEXUAL RELATIONS workshop
Last week I had the pleasure of participating in a 16-hour workshop of Ken Urban's new play Inappropriate Sexual Relations, which culminated in a public staged reading of the show directed by Lee Sunday Evans. This workshop was in association with New Dramatists.
I just completed a day of outdoor filming for a new horror short film being created and directed by Maria Wilson.
NIBBLER cast recording
We recorded and released our Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (or an OOBCR if you'd prefer an awkwardly long acronym) of the song "When You Are A Person" from Nibbler. The song is available for free listening on Soundcloud or for downloading. Give us a listen and enjoy our grungy angsty teen finale song!
I had a blast filming with Wonderama this week! Not only did I get to spend the entire day filming science segments for an upcoming Earth Day Science Special, I also got to produce and write these segments as well.
PRESS FOR NIBBLER
“Rachel Franco makes a spirited debut as Tara, a Roman Catholic schoolgirl who falls into an affair with an older man.”
“The hungry-eyed and hungry-souled Tara (Rachel Franco, whose expressive face seems patently made for the stage) is longing for... well, something greater than what her suburban surroundings can bring her”
"Newcomer Rachel Franco’s mesmerizing rainbow of a performance makes Tara the dynamic and moral center of the swirling story."
"The sincerity and realism of Urban’s script is matched by all of six of the easy-on-the-eyes human characters, who are unilaterally fearless, passionate, and energetic with their roles. Like the titular character, you’ll want to sink your teeth into this one."
NIBBLER opening night
Nibbler had its official opening night Rattlestick Playwrights Theater on February 27th.
Check out BroadwayWorld's photo flash of the production, as well as their coverage of our opening night celebration.
FEBRUARY - MARCH 2017
I was absolutely honored to make my Off-Broadway debut with The Amoralists in the premiere of Ken Urban's Nibbler. The production ran February 23rd to March 18th at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater.
Wonderama premiered this past weekend! The premiere episode was a blast (be sure to check out my segment from the premiere on my MEDIA page), and I'm super excited about all the other exciting guests and performances coming up. I'll be appearing as the Cool Science Girl throughout the season. Check out a preview of the season ahead, and find out more at wonderamatv.com!
NYU Short Film
I just wrapped filming on an upcoming student short film for NYU. Video to come soon!
I've just wrapped filming for my television debut in the reimagining of the kids variety show Wonderama, coming this winter. I'll be hosting a totally awesome science segment!
New York Film Academy Short Film
I just finished collaborating on an upcoming student film for the New York Film Academy which I'll be co-writing and starring in.