mackFrancesca 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 ( and HowlRound ( 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.