Francine Zerfas

  • Certification Level: Associate
  • Geographic Location: BELGIUM, Antwerp (Naedts)
  • Languages: Danish, English
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Associate Teacher (2005)

New York University-Playwrights Horizons Theatre School
New York NY
City University of New York - Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY

Francine Zerfas is a teacher, performer, and writer, who also currently teaches at NYU-Atlantic Theatre Company and at City University of New York-Brooklyn College. She has also taught at the Caymichael Patten Studio, Classic Stage Company, and the Hangar Summer Theatre in Ithaca NY, and has conducted vocal workshops at the Centro em Movimento in Lisbon, Portugal. She was a co-founder of The Tiny Mythic Theater Company in New York City, where she functioned as both an actor and writer for the company. Some past performances include leading roles in Apocrypha by Travis Preston and Royston Coppenger at the Cucaracha Theater, Two Small Bodies at the Harold Clurman Theater, The Eagle Has Two Heads at the Ohio Theater in Soho, and Democracy in America at the Yale Repertory Theatre and Center Stage Baltimore. She has appeared in several independent films and video art works, including The Madness of Day by Terence Grace, Revolution, and an independent feature by Jeff Kahn, and in Irony, In Shadow City, and The Smallest Particle by Ken Feingold, with whom she collaborated in a year-long experimental video art project in Southeast Asia. As writer, she has collaborated with both The Private Theater and the Tiny Mythic Theater creating original works. Her full-length play, Advice for a Traveling Salesman, was directed by Kristin Marting and produced in New York City in 1987. Francine has traveled extensively in ballet and modern dance companies and also performed with various independent choreographers in Minneapolis. She is the founder of the Penrose Mothers' Artists Colony, a residency where women artists who are mothers can create while accompanied by their children. Her current writing project is The Cardboard Guy, a personal narrative about a two-year writing relationship through postcards.

MFA New School University; BFA New York University.

Languages: English