Franklin Theatrical Group produces and supports theatrical projects that examines social issues ranging from and not limited to sexism, human rights, political justice, and racism. We know we must do better to expand the diversity of our team and commit to produce 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 and film makers and artists.
Gregory Franklin is an Emmy, Webby, Tony and Drama Desk Nominated Producer and Principal Managing Partner of Franklin Theatrical Group. 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 and Robert Rees, The Great Society starring Brian Cox and Waitress starring Jessie Mueller. 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.
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 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.
Wayne Holland is an Associate Managing Partner with Franklin Theatrical Group. He graduated from DePaul University in 2012, summa cum laude, with a degree in finance and real estate finance & investment and has worked for multiple private equity firms. He is on the board of 48 Hours Theatre, a non-profit theatre company based in Ventura County, California and uses his financial knowledge and love of the stage to consult other small theatre companies. As an associate with Cody Lassen, Wayne produced Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Michael Arden, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts. He has worked with Apples & Oranges Arts in their theatre incubator, Theatre Accelerator. He also writes and is currently working on mounting his original musicals, Monaco and The Somebody Nobody Knows.