DIRECTOR. PRODUCER. THEATREMAKER.
Frances Rippy (they/she) is a director, producer, dramaturg, performer, and cooperative theatre-maker originally from Louisville, KY. They hope to create complex work infused with a sense of humor and play which inspires, excites, and expands our collective imagination. They are passionate about arts accessibility and ways to make theatre a more environmentally sustainable practice.
Frances graduated Cum Laude from Vassar College in May 2022, studying Drama with a minor in International Economics. That same year they founded the artist collective Boyz With Apple with fellow Vassar alumni Fiona Bruckman and Naomi Friedman. Frances serves as the Buisness Manager for the collective as well as the director and producer of theatre.
They are currently studying physical theatre at the Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy.
EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE OF VASSAR COLLEGE
VASSAR COLLEGE'S SHAKESPEARE TROUPE
co-directed with Max Elliot
*production canceled during tech due to COVID-19
YOUTH PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
Symbols and Signs
Chamber Theatre Intersections
Short story by Nabokov, adaptation by Frances Rippy
COMMONWEALTH THEATRE CENTER
An Eddie Story
The Broken Record
The Glass Elephant
Best of Both Worlds