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Franklin Theatrical Group - Tony, Drama Desk, Emmy, Webby, and Grammy nominated - produces and supports theatrical projects that examine social issues, human rights, and political justice while uplifting the human experience. We commit to expanding the diversity of our team and producing content that not only informs but challenges norms.

 

Theatre, as well as film, television, and streaming, have a responsibility to tell the stories that uplift marginalized voices. To that purpose, we stand against racism and prejudices to promote swift and meaningful change in the theatre arts and entertainment communities, promising to encourage diverse relationships, promote projects that empower inclusivity, and support equitable livelihoods of BIPOC theatre creators, filmmakers and artists.

OUR PROJECTS

 
 

OUR TEAM

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Gregory Franklin

Principal Producing Partner

Gregory Franklin is an Emmy, Grammy, Webby, Tony and Drama Desk Nominated Producer and Principal Producing Partner of Franklin Theatrical Group including over 20 theatrical, film, television and new media productions. He is producer and executive producer on the dramatic thriller series, "The Accidental Wolf" starring Kelli O'Hara now on Topic, First Look Media's new streaming platform. Broadway producing credits include; the revival of "Side Show" directed by Bill Condon, "The Velocity of Autumn" starring Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella, "The Visit" starring Chita Rivera, "The Great Society" starring Brian Cox, "Waitress" starring Jessie Mueller and "The Kite Runner" starring Amir Arison. He serves as an advisor on Prodooser, a web-based software that tracks, manages and organizes data digitizing the producer-investor relationship. His nonprofit work with Waterwell centers around the ethos of artist-as-citizen as the foundation for theatrical storytelling to create a more just and humane society through theatre arts training & performance and inspired filmmaking & live events supporting the immigration and veteran communities. He serves on the board of Waterwell.org as Governance Committee Chairperson and advisory board for The Foundation for New American Musicals supporting the creation of new content and providing a voice for the next generation of creators.

John Wall

Producing Partner & CFO

John Wall brings more than 30 years of experience as a CPA in public practice. He currently manages John Wall, CPA, an accounting and consulting firm located in Gainesville, Virginia. John is Producing Partner and CFO of Franklin Theatrical Group, which has produced and funded over 20 productions for Broadway, Off Broadway, regional theatre, film, and television. John Wall, CPA serves individuals, small businesses, nonprofits, associations, and other entities with complex tax and strategic tax planning issues.  The firm has clients in many industries, including entertainment, computer & information technology, real estate, legal services, medical professionals, and government. John’s clients in the entertainment industry include two Washington, DC-based opera companies; The Opera Camerata of Washington and The Washington Opera Society, two local theatre companies; The Studio Theatre in Washington, DC and Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth, Delaware. The Audio Workshop, a recording studio in New York, NY and Production Arts, a video production company based in Washington, DC. 

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Wayne Holland III

Producing Partner

Wayne Holland is a musical theatre writer and a Producing Partner with Franklin Theatrical Group.  Having begun his career in private equity, Holland combines his financial, analytical mind with his creative mind to create moving and sustainable theatre and consult theatre companies.  He has served on the board of 48 Hours Theatre, a non-profit based in California, and has worked with Apples & Oranges Arts in their theatre incubator, Theatre Accelerator.  Wayne has also worked with Cody Lassen to produce Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Michael Arden, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts as well as the original musical comedy, A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, written by Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser, at the DR2.  Holland is currently working on mounting a production of his latest original musical comedy.

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Thank you for your interest in investing in our theatrical projects. If you are an accredited investor, you have an exciting opportunity to join our team of over 50 investors to be in on the ground floor of supporting meaningful and entertaining artistry for stage and screen. Although there is an undetermined level of risk with no guarantee of recoupment or return on your investment, we believe we offer a significant alternative to the usual experience of theatrical arts investing by affording an opportunity to contribute to the theatrical community with diversification and discretion, while pursuing the highest compatibility standard in determining the greatest potential for success. We look forward to hearing from you!