Harmony France/ FOUNDER

Harmony France

Harmony France is a founder and the artistic director of Firebrand Theatre, founding Artistic Director of Blue Moon Studio Theater, Casting Director at Bailiwick Chicago, and a teaching artist at Actor’s Training Center. As an actor, Harmony has traveled the world with the Broadway National/International tour of Sister Act. She has been nominated for two Jeff Awards for best actress and is the recipient of a Broadway World Award. Harmony has worked with Paramount Theatre, Peninsula Players, Theatre at the Center, Bailiwick Chicago, Porchlight Music Theatre, Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, Profiles Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, The New Colony, Timber Lake Playhouse, Route 66, and City Lit Theatre. She studied opera at Brenau University and acting at Columbia College.

“When we had the idea to start Firebrand Theatre, I did an online search for musical theatre companies with like-minded missions. I found nothing. That brought it home to me how crucial it is that we launch this company. There is a void in our industry; There are more actresses than actors in this business, yet there are fewer roles for women. There are statistically more women than men in our audiences — And yet, most musicals are directed by men, cast with mostly men, with stories that are about men. Not only do we feel a moral obligation to illuminate female artists in roles that empower them, but it also makes sense for our business to tailor to our largest demographic.”