Cabo Verde Born.
New York Learned.
Francisca is a Boston native and Playwright who graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double degree in Dramatic Writing and History. In 2018, she made ArtsBoston's list of 10 Contemporary Black Playwrights You Should Know. Her plays have been developed with Theatre503 (London), The Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), TC Squared Theatre Company (Boston), Company One Theatre (Boston), Flat Earth Theatre (Boston), Fresh Ink Theatre Company (Boston), The Fire This Time Festival (New York), and Horse Trade Theater Group (New York). She has been a finalist for SpeakEasy Stage’s 2017 and 2018 Boston Project Residency and shortlisted for the Dennis & Vicotira Ross Playwrights Program.
Fran's full length play HERITAGE HILL NATURALS received a world premiere with Fresh Ink Theatre (Boston) in May 2018. In addition to writing, Fran also identifies as a playwright dramaturg. From 2016-2018, she was a company dramaturg and Literary Manager at Company One Theatre and co-ran their emerging writers PlayLab program with Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence Kirsten Greenidge. Fran serves as an At-Large Ambassador with the National New Play Network and participated in the Kennedy Center’s MFA Playwrights’ Workshop as a dramaturg in August 2018.
She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Playwriting at the University of Edinburgh.