Fran Sillau is a director whose particular passion is theater about those who are marginalized.
And Then they Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank (2007)
Presented by Town and Country Arts, Inc. in conjunction with the Institute for Holocaust Education
Hana’s Suitcase (2009)
Based on the award-winning book by Karen Levine, this moving story follows the life of Hana Brady on her journey during the Holocaust. Presented by the Omaha Theater Company in conjunction with the Institute for Holocaust Education
Theatrical Coaching for “Brundibar” (2010)
An Opera performed 55 times in World War II concentration camp; presented by Opera Omaha in conjunction with the Institute for Holocaust Education
Go Dog, Go! (2010)
An adaptation of the book by P. D. Eastman; presented by the Omaha Theater Company
Secret Life of Girls (2012)
A look into the life of today’s teenager and how the effects of bullying and technology can change their lives forever. Produced by the Jewish Community Theatre and the Great Plains office of the Anti Defamation League. Play by Linda Daugherty
The Dollmaker’s Gift – Adapted form the book by Sashi Fridman
Fran is currently working on a musical adaptation of this story about a young girl who travels by boat from war-torn Russia to the United States inside a wooden doll made by a friendly toymaker.
RAPpunzel: A theatrical retelling of the fairy tale with rap songs
(The special education departments of Burke, Benson, and South High Schools of Omaha, Nebraska; funding provided by Why Arts and the Omaha Schools Foundation)