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Steven Franco

By Steven Franco

Steven Franco (he/him/él) is a first-generation Guatemalan-American theatre artist, activist, and arts administrator, currently based and originally from the DMV area. He is a recent graduate of George Mason University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre, and is a recent alum of the Overtures Musical Theatre Institute at Signature Theatre. Performance credits include Cinderella: A Salsa Fairy Tale (Imagination Stage) and Spring Awakening (Monumental Theatre Company). At Mason, Steven co-founded Players4Change, a student organization that advocates for the existence and empowerment of BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and Disabled students within the university’s theatre program. In doing so, Steven learned to make space and prioritize community building through a marginalized lens. He now focuses on pushing barriers and decolonizing theatre-making through performance, advocacy, and cultivating anti-racist practices in all theatre spaces.  Steven is passionate about using performance as a tool to celebrate and showcase Latiné people, stories, and heritage on stage. He strongly believes in empowering artists of color to live unapologetically and take up space.