Jeffrey Fracé

Invited by Ethan Folk

Jeffrey Fracé is a veteran theater artist with more than 100 professional credits in the past 25 years as either an actor, director, writer, or producer. He is a former Associate Artist of SITI Company, performing, touring, and teaching with the company for over 10 years. Recent acting credits include The Life Model at On the Boards in Seattle, Betrayal at North Coast Rep in California, and Rapture, Blister, BurnCelebration and Old Times (Pinter Festival); and Lieutenant of Inishmore, all at ACT Theatre in Seattle. Other credits include the Kennedy Center, New York Shakespeare Festival, American Repertory Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Stonington Opera House, Cleveland Public Theatre, Chopin Theatre Chicago, La MaMa ETC and the Iberoamericano Festival of Bogota. His directing credits include Measure for MeasureMerry Wives of Windsor, As You Like It, Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet for Stonington Opera House; Mother Courage and Her Children and 1984 for People's Branch Theatre; Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre; Don Giovanni for New York Repertory Ensemble. His original work/devised performance credits include The Life Model and Harp Song for a Radical at On the Boards, Once Upon a Time 6x in the West, Harp Song for a Radical, Barbarians and Untying My Cement Shoes for University of Washington; plus, independently produced adaptations of King Lear, and Camus' The Stranger. He is a founding member of the award-winning ensemble Conni's Avant Garde Restaurant, writing for and performing in their original shows in New York and nationally. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, he worked in Chicago for four years before relocating to New York City, where he received his MFA from Columbia University. He is now based in Seattle, where he teaches acting, directing, movement, and devising performance in the MFA program at University of Washington.