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Craig Francis

Craig Francis (he/him) is a writer, director, illustrator, performer, and multidisciplinary creator. Craig's theatre productions have toured across Canada and the US, including Off-Broadway in 2016 and 2019. His animated shorts for the Kidoons Network have been seen by millions of viewers onsite and online, and are installed in museums in four provinces.

As a founding member of The 20K Collective, Craig co-created the family theatre productions Jungle Book and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea, with Rick Miller, as well as the comedy Game of Clones. He's adapting Frankenstein as a play script (co-authored with Miller and Paul Van Dyck), and as a graphic novel. He's a producer, dramaturg, and stage manager for productions including Miller's North American, US, France, and Asian tours of the BOOM, BOOM X, and BOOM YZ trilogy (Kidoons/WYRD/Theatre Calgary).

Craig is a speaker on LGBTQA2S+ issues and queer art, and creativity. He's been a guest, comedian, and writer-performer on CBC Radio, CJAD, CBC-TV, Global, City, and CTV. Craig co-founded On The Spot TheatreSports, and performed improv comedy for over a decade, including at the Just For Laughs Festival (as a comedian, MC, English-language Festival spokesman, and mascot illustrator). TV credits include the comedy pilot In Through The Out Door (CBC / Showtime) and special Group Six (CTV). Stage credits include The Refugee Hotel (Teesri Duniya). A cartoonist, Craig co-created the Animazia animated series, designed all the characters, and voices many of them: the videos have partnered with over 40 not-for-profit organizations. Craig lives in Montréal, has illustrated several books, and provided voice performances for characters in games and series.