MFA Dramaturgy, University at Stony Brook
BFA Acting, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Graduate William Esper Studio: Two Year Meisner Program
Lydia Franco-Hodges has been teaching Acting at the University at Stony Brook since 2003. She also teaches Movement and Performing and Performance. She has worked professionally in New York City and trained professionally under Maggie Flanigan, formerly of the William Esper Studio and Mason Gross School of the Arts, and with Robert Neff Williams of Julliard. She served as Artistic Director for the Wang Center’s production of Ephemera, winner of the John Gassner New Play Festival, Artistic Director of the 2003-2004 Cabaret and Artistic Director of the 2004 Long Island Play Project. Ms. Franco-Hodges created, directed and choreographed Condemned and is the creator, producer and director of Fresh. She is the recipient of the 2003 Richard Hartzell Award. She is a member of the Comedy Improv Troupe, Just Say Yes, a member of The Naked Stage and her most recent performances includes the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).