Francesca McKenzie is a theatre maker, educator, community organizer and yogi originally from California and now at home in New Orleans. She has performed with numerous local companies such as Junebug Productions, Le Petit Vieux Carre, The NOLA Project, and Jefferson Performing Arts Society, and is also a company member of Cripple Creek Theatre Co. Past credits include Bride Love in Southern Rep's Lily's Revenge, Titania in Tulane Shakespeare Festival’s A Midsummer Nights Dream and direction for Cripple Creek Theatre Co.'s Clybourne Park. She has written blogs on New Orleans theater for ArtsFwd (artsfwd.org) and HowlRound (howlround.com). Francesca is a graduate of The New Movement improv school and a member of the improv troupe Horse Cops. When she isn't performing or producing theatrical work, you may find her teaching playwriting classes through GRP's Play/Write program or teaching yoga in the greater New Orleans area. McKenzie believes in theatre as a tool for relationship building and liberation. Follow her @cheskamckenzie.