Francesca is a theatre maker, educator, community organizer and yogi originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed with numerous local companies and is also a company member of Goat in the Road Productions. Past credits include Bride Love in Southern Rep’s Lily’s Revenge, Titania in Tulane Shakespeare Festival’s A Midsummer Nights Dream and Anna Beddoes in Goat in the Road’s Numb. CCTC credits: Major Swelling’s Salvation Salve Medicine Show, A Crude Trilogy, the UBU series, The Future is a Fancyland Place, Lily’s Revenge and her direction for Clybourne Park.
She has written blogs on New Orleans theater for ArtsFwd (artsfwd.org) and HowlRound (howlround.com). Francesca is an improv graduate of The New Movement and will return to school in the fall as a member of the Yale’s School of Drama’s MFA Acting class of 2018. McKenzie believes in theatre as a tool for relationship building and liberation. Follow her @cheskamckenzie.