A little bio...

Frances is a teacher, actor, and director. She is an Adjunct Faculty at The College of William and Mary (Williamsburg,VA) and Assistant Professor at Christopher Newport University. (Newport News, VA)  Frances currently teaches undergraduate classes in beginning and intermediate acting. Frances is a proud member of the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.

Frances has professionally acted in NYC, NJ, NH, Arkansas, GA, VA and Massachusetts for the past 20 years. Most recently Frances played Ellen in Lolita Chakrabart's Red Velvet at the Gottwald Playhouse in Richmond, VA. Directed by James Ricks.

Frances is originally from (Cockney) London, England. She has a Higher National Diploma in Physical Theater from De Montfort University in Bedford, England. A BA in Drama from Greensboro College and a Masters in Acting from The University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.

Academic Achievements 2019:

Play Committee Member For the Department of Theatre Speech, and Dance at The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.


Mentor for the W&M Women's Mentoring Program


Selected to be an adjudicator for the McCulley- Scammon Scholarship Program at the Williamsburg Players.

Selected to be a speaker for W&M's "Focusing on the Future" event 2020.

Professional Credits 2019: 

Finished filming The Good Lord Bird for Showtime on HBO

Red Velvet directed by James Ricks at the Gottwald Playhouse, Richmond. Quill Theater.

Finished filming an episode for Investigation Discovery.

Currently filming pilot with Arrowside Films.

Partnering with Liquid Talent Agency to teach workshops in Richmond and Williamsburg, VA.

© 2019 by Frances Saxton