THEATRE DIRECTOR RESUME

RICHARD LaFRANCE

3300 NE 36 Street, #308

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Tel: 954 561-5671 – E-mail: rlf11782@aol.com

 

Training: The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (1955-56), Anthony Mannino (Herbert Bergoff Studio) 1960-61, NYC.

 

Union Affiliations: AEA, AFTRA, SAG (Honorable Withdrawal Status at present—can be activated when necessary..)

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2008 - 2000: Founding Artistic Director, Executive Producer of The Island Repertory Theatre Company on Fire Island, NY. Conducted professional subscription campaigns, oversaw professional box office, public relations, paid and volunteer staffs. Conducted fundraising drives and applied for federal and state grants. Non-union and professional AEA Guest Artist contracts. Interacted with both eight-member board of directors and artistic advisory committee. Received a Citation for Excellence from NY State in 2007.

 

ISLAND REP DIRECTING & PRODUCING ASSIGNMENTS:

2008: “SORDID LIVES” by Del Shores. Director.

2008: “THE RAREST OF BIRDS—MONTGOMERY CLIFT” by John C. Wood. (Guest Artist Omar lPrince). Producer.

2008: “BETWEEN THE COVERS” by Tony Finstrom (Staged Reading) Director. (Guest Artist: Tommy Femia).

2008: “CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY” written and performed by Guest Artist Steven Fales. Producer.

2007: “BLOWING WHISTLES” (U.S. Premiere) by Matthew Todd. Director.

2007: “DAPPLES AND GRAYS” by David Rush (Staged Reading). Director.

2007: “THE DYING GAUL” by Craig Lucas. Director.

2006: “TWO BOYS IN A BED ON A COLD WINTER’S NIGHT” by James Edwin   Parker (Major Revival). Directed by Guest Artist David Drake. Starring Paul Lekakis. Producer.

2006: “BEYOND THERAPY” by Christopher Durang. Director.

2005: “THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES” by Eve Ensler. Director.

2005: “SLAP & TICKLE” by David Parr. Director.

2004: “THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE” by Jonathan Tolins. Director.

2004: “THE FOOD CHAIN” by Nicky Silver. Director.

2003: “SIX FOR THE SHOW” Fire Island’s First One-Act Play Festival. Producer.

2003: “THE BOYS IN THE BAND” by Mart Crowley. Director.

2002: “END OF THE WORLD PARTY” by Chuck Ranberg. Director.

2001 “YOU LOOK FOR ME” by Paul Harris (World Premiere). Director.

2001: “LOVE LETTERS” by A. R. Gurney. Director.

2000: “JEFFREY” by Paul Rudnick. Director.

 

1970 – 1980: Founding Artistic Director/Executive Producer. The Maidstone Regional Theatre Company in East Hampton, New York. Long Island first regional theatre company presented winter seasons at John Drew Theatre and summer seasons at Gurney’s Inn, Montauk, N.Y. During this period, produced/directed/acted in over forty productions. Non-Union and AEA Guest Artist contracts. Conducted professional subscription campaigns, oversaw professional box office, public relations, paid and volunteer staffs. Conducted fundraising drives and applied for federal and state grants. Non-union and professional AEA Guest Artist contracts. Interacted with both eight-member board of directors and artistic advisory committee.

 

Productions included: Dial M For Murder, The Little Foxes, The Mousetrap, George Washington Slept Here, The Caine Mutiny Court Marshal, Dracula, Ten Little Indians, Oliver (musical), The Crucible, Hotel Paradiso, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Private Lives (with guest artist Madeleine LeRoux), Walt Whitman (produced with legendary B’way producer Cheryl Crawford), Little Mary Sunshine (musical), The Boys In The Band.

 

1956-1969: Worked as an actor in professional theatre (NYC and regional), live and taped television and feature film.

 

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