Franko Figueiredo


2018anarchic, bold and startling poetic
Spice Plus
2018full of wit, elegance and intelligence.
Sam Marlow
201810 great shows to see at the Greater Manchester Fringe
Time Out
2018a fascinating play, unique and well worth seeing.
loitering in the theatre
2018Franko Figueiredo’s direction was tight and spot on;
Susan Meehan
2018[Figueiredo’s production] keeps the audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
Liz Dyer
2018first hint that Figueiredo and co. would not be afraid to subvert expectations with flashes of modern humour.
Josh Pointing
2018Figueiredo has directed the 23 strong cast in a Japanese western theatre blend that proves to be a unique spectacle.
John James
2018Figueiredo’s highly appropriate direction and confident
Barbara Lewis for The Stage
2018Franko Figueiredo has succeeded in engaging the audience in the journey and experience of Abla Polou and her followers.
Alines Waites for Remoe Goat
2018it is refreshing and powerful. It is definitely worth catching a show when it tours again next year.
A Younger Theatre


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2017 - 2018Director
The Asphalt Kiss, Tokyo
Franko Figueiredo
One Two Works
Owl Spot Theatre, Tokyo
2000 - 2018Director
Agua Viva; A Real Pricess; Miss Julie; Arlechinno; Sotoba Komachi; The Damask Drum; Waltz # 6; Josephine The Singer; Basic; Dying For It; After Doroteia; Alzira Power; Strangers; HanjoStonecrabs
Oval House; Greenwich Playhouse; Brockley Jack; Soho Theatre; Canning House; New End Theatre, Edinburgh Festival C Venues; Edinburgh Festival Pleasance
2011 - 2012Artistic Director / Director
Queen PokouStoneCrabs Theatre Company
The Albany; New Diorama; Stratfrod Circus
2007 - 2012Director
The Exam; The Dancing Cow; Three Cheers for Mrs Butler; School TiesLewisham Youth Theatre
Catford Broadway
Theatre Confetti
1997 - 1999Director
CDL - Brazil
CDL Theatre - Bahia - Brazil
1990 - 1996Director
  • Education

    2002Post Graduating DirectingRose Bruford College
    1989Business and Arts B A HonoursFederal University of Bahia

    Additional Skills


    Free-lance facilitator, practitioner


    available on request

    Industry Awards

    International Press Award for Theatre 2011

    Premio Raimundo Correia 1990 (Writing Award)

    About me

    Franko Figueiredo (Director) - Franko Figueiredo has a BA in Business & Arts and an MA research in Directing at Rose Bruford College/Manchester Universtiy. In 1989 he won the Raimundo Correia Writing Award in Brazil. Has directed, devised and performed physical theatre pieces in UK, Europe, Japan and Brazil. As a director, he has worked on "Equilibria", "Fama", "Nuvem 9", "Sonho", "El misterio del intercambista", "The Tempest" in Brazil. In the UK he has directed "Animal Farm", 'StoneCrabs, a story of domestic violence, vitriol and victory' and "Agua Viva" at the Edinburgh Festival, "Strindberg's Miss Julie", "A Winter's Tale - After Shakespeare", "Mishima's Sotoba Komachi and the Damask Drum", the musical Josephine, The Singer by Kafka, "Goldoni's Arlechinno, A Servant of Two Masters". Franko Figueiredo has also directed the first professional production of Nelson Rodrigues' Waltz # 6. Most recently he directed Lynn Greenwood's Basic which is transferring to Hackney Empire in the spring of 2007. Franko also works as a free-lance practitioner and lecturer. Franko Figueiredo has alos directed many rehearsed readings, most recent ones being Gao Xingjian's Dialogue and Rebuttal at RADA and Alzira Power at Origins 2006. Franko Figueiredo is joint artistic director of StoneCrabs Theatre and his 'young directors programme' has recently received an award from SELF. Has directed for The Young Vic Two Boroughs Project. Currently working with Lewisham Youth Theatre and Emergency Exit Arts. Currently working on the new play Queen Pokou in association with the Albany for UK Tour.

  • Skills

    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Years in industry
    • 6+ years
    Company Experience
    • Children's Theatre
    • Educational Theatre
    • Cross Cultural Theatre
    • National Theatre
    • Regional Theatre
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Exhibitions
    • Live Events
    • Musicals
    • Shakespeare
    • Showcase
    Interested in
    • European Tour
    • Live Events
    • UK Tour
    • World Tour
    DBS checked
    • Yes