W. fran Astorga

MANAGING & M.E.D.I.A. DIRECTOR
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Fran has developed and demonstrated a nuanced, innovative, and responsible approach to company management. They are sought after for their expertise in organizational governance; finance; and their work uplifting multiculturalism, equity, diversity, and inclusion (M.E.D.I.A.). Fran's administrative and artistic works center the well-being of the community and artistic excellence by working to decolonize approaches, practices, and procedures that negatively impact folx from marginalized communities. Fran works toward their goal by continuously seeking to work alongside those who are asked to assume a role of silence and kindred spirits who enjoy exploring the nuances of identity and perception. They uphold that if "all the worlds a stage," then we need to ensure that the world we represent on our stages insights action for the world we need and not the world we need to leave behind. Fran is currently based out of San Francisco, CA and they are the Business Manager for Marin Shakespeare Company and a Teaching Artist for American Conservatory Theatre.