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Frances Saxton

Adjunct Lecturer in Theatre

Office: Boswell 125
Email: [[fisaxton]]

Courses Taught

Beginning Acting and Intermediate Acting


Frances Saxton is originally from London, England. She is an actor, director, producer, and educator. More about Frances can be found on her website

Areas of Specialization: Acting (Meisner and Adler), Voice (Linklater and Berry), Audition Techniques and Physical Theater (Contact Improvisation, Laban, Viewpoints and Chekhov)

Degrees and Training:
Higher National Diploma in Physical Theater from De Montfort University, UK.                                   Studied under James Hewison.B.A. in Drama from Greensboro College

M.F.A in Acting from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Summer training in the Suzuki method at Berkshire Theater Festival. Frances has studied with Jonathon Epstein, Kristin Wold, Sarah Barker, Antonio Fava, Eric Hill, Gerry McKintyre, Grey Simons and Isadora Wolfe.

Favorite credits include: Noises Off!- Priscilla Beach Theater, Unnecessary Farce - UMASS Lowell, The Zoo Story -The Luna Theater, A Slight Ache -Manhattan Theater Source, Nursery Rhyme Cafe - Berkshire Theater Festival, Death of a Salesman -TheaterSquared, and Red Velvet -The Quill Theater in Richmond. Frances Saxton can be seen in Vistaprint's 2016 International Christmas commercial and Webster Bank's "Living up to you" commercial.

Former students of Saxton in 2019 have appeared in 2019 BUSCH Gardens Commercial and Investigation Discovery. Hurricane Roads, written and directed by David Mallin, shooting in the ODU/Norfolk area and Feature Film "Gateway" currently shooting in the Norfolk area.