Frannie Shepherd Bates

Frannie Shepherd Bates

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company

Actor, choreographer and dialect coach in Detroit, Michigan

About Frannie

I am the Executive Artistic Director of Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company in Detroit, Michigan. I am an experienced director, actor, teaching artist, choreographer, and dialect/accent coach working with children and adults of all ages and levels of experience. I am also the co-founder of Shakespeare in Prison.


Name: Frannie Shepherd Bates

Lives in: Detroit, Michigan

Company: Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company

Occupation: Actor, Choreographer, Dialect Coach, Sound Designer and Theatre Director

Awards

  • Wilde Award: Critics' Choice
    (2013)

  • CBS Detroit: one of 5 Best Directors In The Local Theater Scene In Detroit
    (2013)

  • Wayne State University Arts Achievement Award (Magenta Giraffe Theatre Co.)
    (2012)

  • Rogue Gallery winner: Sound Design - La Ronde (The Abreact)
    (2011)

  • Real Detroit Weekly's Best Theatrical Ensemble (MGT)
    (2011)

Projects

  • Love is Strange (world premiere)

    Love is Strange (world premiere) (2014)
    Theater by Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Director

  • The Maids

    The Maids (2013)
    Theater by Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Director

  • Soul Mates (world premiere)

    Soul Mates (world premiere) (2013)
    Theater by Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company Director

  • KidsAct! and Water Works Academy

    KidsAct! and Water Works Academy (2012)
    Theater by Water Works Theatre Company Director of Education

Education

  • Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
    (2003-2006)

  • Michigan State University (East Lansing, MI)
    (2002-2003)

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