Faculty & Staff

Frances Saxton

Assistant Professor of Theatre and Artistic Director

Gregory Center
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MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas
BA from Greensboro College
Higher National Diploma from De Montfort University in Bedford, England
Member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers
Designated Meisner Teacher from the Meisner Institute

Research Interests
Modern Drama, European Theatre and Performance, Michael Chekhov, the Sanford Meisner technique, Avant Garde, Women and Theatre

Frances Saxton is a trained actor, producer, and director. Her experience has taken her to William & Mary, Christopher Newport University, Washington Adventist University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, East Tennessee State University, and Belvoir Terrace. In addition, Saxton has performed professionally with theaters all over the country, including Quill Theatre, Priscilla Beach Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Tierney’s Tavern, Manhattan Theatre Source, Hope Theatre 80, and The Producer’s Club, Theatre Squared, and Seney Stoval Chapel. Saxton started her career in acting in her home country, England. She holds a degree in physical theatre.

Her students have appeared on stage, in feature films, commercials on Amazon Prime, Netflix, ROKU, and HULU. Student credits include Harriet, The Good Lord Bird, The Politician, and Law & Order. Her students also have been accepted into prestigious programs including Cal Arts, Los Angeles Film School. FSU, NYU, De Paul, The University of Houston, and Northwestern. Most recently, her students can be seen Off-Broadway in “Saw the Musical.”

Courses taught:
Acting, Acting 2, Period Styles, Voice and Movement, Directing, Auditions and Solo Performance, Acting for the Screen