Frances received a B.A. in Communications and Theater from the University of Illinois, Chicago and an MFA from the Theater School/DePaul University. Frances is a Costume Designer with an extensive career in the Chicago area. Recent designs include The Goat: or Who is Sylvia
at Remy Bumppo, Speaking in Tongues, the History of Babel
for Impact Theater Ensemble, The Shadow
an independent film, Gee's Bend
and The Retreat from Moscow
at Northlight Rep, the debut of Year Zero
at Victory Gardens and Continental Divide
at Pegasus. Frances has designed at Court Theater, Steppenwolf, The Milwaukee Rep, American Players Theater, The Mystery Writers Festival of Kentucky, and The Madison Rep. She served as the resident designer for The National Jewish Theater and The Immediate Theater. Frances is a member of The Michael Merritt steering committee and The Carol Cohen Scholarship committee. She is a member of United Scenic Artists.