Operations and Production Manager
201 Drama Bldg.
Although he is a proud native North Carolina Tar Heel, Tracy Francis is delighted to be immersed deep in Cavalier country as the Operations and Production Manager for the UVA Department of Drama and Heritage Theatre Festival. Prior to joining the team here Tracy taught Stage Management at Duke University and was an Instructor of Communications and Drama at Durham Tech for 15 years. Tracy was Production Stage Manager for North Carolina based companies such as PlayMakers Repertory Company, the Broadway Preview Series at Duke and the NC School of the Arts, the Carolina Ballet, the Triangle Opera Theatre, and Long Leaf Opera. Most recently Tracy stage managed the World Premiere of THE_OPER&, by John Supko and Bill Seaman, produced by Duke Performances, and for Charlottesville Opera.
Tracy was the Production Manager for PEB Productions in Orlando, Florida, and produced shows that included The American Gladiators in Orlando, the World Exposition in South Korea, the Lotto World Theme Park in South Korea, and the Discovery World Theme Park in Taiwan. Tracy was a Production Manager for Fiesta Texas Theme Park in San Antonio, and since 2007 has been the Production Manager for Mike Wiley Productions and goingbarefoot, inc, an Arts and Entertainment Services company.
He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Manager’s Association and has a Masters Degree in Communication Studies from UNC-CH.