Meet the team of TICK, TICK...BOOM! - Francesca Atian (Lighting Designer)

Francesca Atian is thrilled to be working on this production as a proud company member! She is an actor and theatre technician based in Chicago. Her latest work was featured in STOP KISS (Lighting Designer) (Cuckoo’s Theater Project), FAREWELL MY FRIEND (Assistant Stage Manager) ((re)discover theatre), and FUGITIVE SONGS (Assistant Lighting Designer) (UW-Madison). Recent performance credits include DISTRACTED (Dr. Zavala, Waitress, Carolyn) and WOMEN (Amy March) (Cuckoo’s Theater Project); and AMERICAN HWANGAP (Esther Chun, understudy) (A-Squared Theatre and Halcyon Theatre), Special thanks to Michael Joseph for being an amazing human, friend, and colleague. Enjoy the show!

Get to know Francesca!

TCTP: Jonathan Larson also wrote RENT. What’s your go to RENT song to belt when you’re alone?

FA: Oh boy, you opened a can of worms with this question. La Vie Boheme,Today 4 U, Out Tonight, Will I, Finale B. I could go on, but I’ll spare you that torture.

TCTP: The main conflict of the show is dealing with not accomplishing what you thought you would. Have you ever struggled with that?

FA: Yes, absolutely. I don’t have the skills to write a brilliant musical about it, but I channel these insecurities through my art onstage.

TCTP: What’s your favorite lyric in the show?

FA: “How can you soar when you’re nailed to the floor?” Johnny Can’t Decide

TCTP: Susan doesn’t love being a dance teacher and John doesn’t love working at a diner, while Michael eventually gave up the arts for corporate America. What’s your relationship with your survival job?

FA: I’m a nanny, and I like it overall. Obviously with any job, there are pros and cons to it, but I like the family I work for and I get to play with a baby all day.

TCTP: Jon is ashamed of his Twinkie obsession. What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

FA: Chips of multiple varieties, but I have no shame when I eat the whole thing in one sitting.

Come see Francesca's work in TICK, TICK...BOOM!, running November 17 - December 16 at Prop Thtr.

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