Francisca Da Silveira

Francisca Da Silveira

Francisca is a Boston native and Playwright who graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double degree in Dramatic Writing and History. She has had admin and literary roles at Target Margin Theater (NYC), The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (NYC), The Amoralists (NYC), and TC Squared (BOS). In 2015-2016, she served as the Education Associate at Company One Theatre (BOS) working with...
Francisca is a Boston native and Playwright who graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a double degree in Dramatic Writing and History. She has had admin and literary roles at Target Margin Theater (NYC), The Russian Arts Theater and Studio (NYC), The Amoralists (NYC), and TC Squared (BOS). In 2015-2016, she served as the Education Associate at Company One Theatre (BOS) working with their teen apprentices. She is currently the Literary Manager at Company One. Fran's writing is greatly inspired and influenced by Anton Chekhov and Alan Bennett. She's had 10 minute plays performed as part of Theatre503's Rapid Write Response in 2014 (LONDON) and TC Squared Theatre Company's Playwright's Lab Showcase in 2016/2017 (BOS). Her full length play Heritage Hill Naturals will receive a world premiere with Fresh Ink Theatre (BOS) in May 2018. She is currently working on a commission on climate change with Flat Earth Theatre (BOS) in collaboration with the Museum of Science. Aside from writing plays, Fran is a home baker with an obsession with Mary Berry.

Plays

  • weightless
    In the midst of shepherding her visiting mother to medical appointments and deflecting inquiries into her secret dating life, a second generation Cape Verdean woman is forced to question who she's truly hiding from and why.
  • Heritage Hill Naturals
    In an effort to avoid confronting her declining mental health, recent college graduate Lucilia volunteers a month of free labor to an organic farm in rural Georgia. There, she encounters ignorance bordering on racism, religious fanaticism, and too healthy eating habits that force her to question whether escaping into a world of green living was really an escape at all.
  • fruit of thy labor
    Between choosing dildos on Amazon and designing questions for a historically inaccurate Civil War boardgame, roommates Kat and Sue deal with their fair share of strange situations. The next problem to tackle? Kat's supposed embarrassing medical condition that threatens not only her romantic life but also the ownership she feels over her body. In order to hide her own precarious work situation as a public...
    Between choosing dildos on Amazon and designing questions for a historically inaccurate Civil War boardgame, roommates Kat and Sue deal with their fair share of strange situations. The next problem to tackle? Kat's supposed embarrassing medical condition that threatens not only her romantic life but also the ownership she feels over her body. In order to hide her own precarious work situation as a public school teacher, Sue throws herself into helping Kat navigate her new relationship with Ian, whom Sue has diagnosed with a 'Thomas Jefferson Complex.' The friendship is put to the test as insults are flung and proclamations are declared, only one of which is by Abraham Lincoln himself.
  • Pay No Worship
    Born and raised on Fogo, a tiny African Island, cousins Martin and Jose live at the base of a giant volcano and struggle to make a living in the precarious wine industry that has been the main source of their family's income for generations. While one refuses to give up on tradition and is content to continue living a simplistic rural life, the other longs for a visa to America in order to pursue a higher...
    Born and raised on Fogo, a tiny African Island, cousins Martin and Jose live at the base of a giant volcano and struggle to make a living in the precarious wine industry that has been the main source of their family's income for generations. While one refuses to give up on tradition and is content to continue living a simplistic rural life, the other longs for a visa to America in order to pursue a higher education. Both dreams and volcanoes are at risk of erupting as the cousins fight for opportunity, understanding, and their lives when a tropical storm headed toward the island threatens to destroy everything they know.