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.
In 2019, Frank Wo/Men Collective was listed as 'Best of Austin' for which the Austin Chronicle wrote, "At times, Frank's shows – such as Rick Said So and Rub a Duck – play like physical endurance tests designed by Dr. Strangelove and Pina Bausch. But their absurdist sensibilities, kinetic energy, and inventiveness make them weirdly compelling and fun."
A maximalism style offers a lot of access points for the audience. Access points meaning, many ways to enter a scene and get meaning behind the movement. And one person’s perspective will be entirely different than the person next to them. This style allows the characters to have a strange, candid self awareness about the audience. Yet, never dissolve the boundary that it is a show.
The Frank Wo/Men aim to:
Create, generate, and develop ideas, recognizing that novelty and innovation are fruits of risk-taking.
Harness the rawness of artistic impulse and the spontaneity of cross-discipline collaborations.
Connect with diverse communities and produce work that is socio-culturally attentive.
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