Frances Fong-Lee is a Honours graduate from York University with a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies. Her career path changed a bit during the summer of 2007 when she saw “Jersey Boys” on Broadway for the first time – that was the moment when Frances realized she wanted to be a theatre director! She made her theatrical directorial debut in April 2011 with Harold Pinter’s “Victoria Station” at Glendon’s Fridge Festival. In October 2011, Frances directed a scene study from Keith Huff’s play “A Steady Rain”. She also had the pleasure of directing “Inside”, her first comedy at Glendon’s 2012 Fridge Festival. And, just this past May, Frances took on the challenge of directing a playlet from Howard Barker’s “The Possibilities” in a Directing Course led by Richard Rose at the Tarragon Theatre. Most recently, Frances directed and produced her first big production: Yasmina Reza’s play “Art” at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. She is thrilled to join the BWW team and cannot wait to share with her readers the continuously astounding theatre shows playing here in Toronto!
BWW Reviews: Soulpepper Stages Hilarious BARBER OF SEVILLE
May 20, 2013
Soulpepper's production of The Barber of Seville is a hilarious night out at the theatre and a hit amongst audiences.
BWW Interviews: Jeremy Kushnier Talks Stratford Festival's TOMMY
May 6, 2013
Jeremy Kushnier sat down with BWW on a sunny morning in Stratford to talk about his character in "Tommy", revisiting The Who's "Tommy" after 17 years, rehearsing for both "Tommy" and "Fiddler on the Roof" at the same time, and how becoming a father has changed his role as an actor.
BWW Reviews: Canadian Stage's RACE
April 12, 2013
Acclaimed actor and international film and TV star Jason Priestley marks his return to the stage in Canadian Stage's production of David Mamet's RACE after a 13-year absence.
BWW Interviews: Mike Ross Talks Soulpepper's TRUE WEST
April 3, 2013
Soulpepper Theatre vet Mike Ross sat down with BWW to talk about his character in 'True West', rehearsing for both 'True West' and 'La Ronde' at the same time, and taking on multiple roles at the Soulpepper Theatre Company.
BWW Interviews: Gregory Prest Talks ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
February 7, 2013
Soulpepper Theatre vet Gregory Prest sat down with BWW before a rehearsal to talk about his character in 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead', his time at Soulpepper so far, and being an actor.