Krista Franco

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

Krista Franco is assistant professor of theatre arts at Stetson University and serves as the program's resident designer. In addition to technical production and design courses, she is a Coleman Fellow focusing on Entrepreneurship in the Arts. She has held faculty and designer positions at Washington and Lee University, Sweet Briar College, Randolph College and Connecticut College. Regionally, Krista has designed for the Athens Theatre and the School of Theatre at Florida State University as a visiting guest artist. Franco has also worked as a scenic artist at several prestigious regional theatre companies, including the Utah Shakespearean Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Musicals and Yale Repertory Theatre. In 2006, she co-founded Endstation Theatre Company, which produces regional new work and unique theatrical experiences each summer in central Virginia. The company recruits young professionals from colleges and universities throughout the country to apprentice with Endstation's core group of theatre artists. Franco continues to sit on the board of directors, while also serving as the company's production manager and resident scenic designer. She is also a member of Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) and The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT).


  • M.F.A., scenic design, Florida State University
  • B.A., architectural design, Clemson University

Course Topics

  • Stagecraft
  • Theatre Workshop
  • Theatre Workshop Leadership
  • Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Scenic Design 
  • Scenic Artistry 
  • Lighting Design

Research Interests

  • Theatrical publication
  • Design production management


  • Scenic Designs for: World Premier of Counter/Top, a play by Kirin McKrory

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