Frank Wo/Men Collective
Frank Wo/Men Collective is a group of fresh, multitalented emerging theatre and dance artists based in Austin and New York City. The collective evolves project to project, crossbreeding different assemblages of talent and enthusiasm with each collaborative new work.
The artists of Frank Wo/Men Collective co-produce a multitude of forward-thinking pieces which are at times fervid, humorous, or idiosyncratic.
The work is underpinned with the collective’s shared values of social awareness, intersectional feminism, androgyny, body positivity, and life choice acceptances. From a clowning and Butoh-infused solo exploration and a squeaky toy glutes band to poignant duets, ballet, and opera, the Frank Wo/Men put forward risky work, no-holds-barred.
Loose Gravel, Frank Wo/Men Collective’s highly-received 2017 debut, was hailed by Fjord Review’s Jonelle Seitz as "Contemplative, skilled, inventive, and often hilarious.” Frank Benge of Broadway World deemed the evening “raw, edgy, and occasionally brilliant."
Austin Arts Watch called Frank Wo/Men's 2019 production of "Rub A Duck" a "daring, experimental masterstroke" and the Austin Chronicle stated, "make sure that you see whatever the Frank Wo/Men Collective decides to do next. Regardless of context, I reckon it'll be – for everyone there – transformative."
Frank Wo/Men co-producers:
Kelsey Oliver- Founding Artistic Director
Alexa Capareda- PR and Marketing Director
Roberto Di Donato- Associate Artistic Director
Chris Conard- Technical Director