Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Mike Francis

Mike Francis (MS, Ohio University, Interdisciplinary Studies, MA, Ohio University, Physics, BS Ed, Fitchburg State College, Physics) has been bringing Astronomy to schools, libraries and museums throughout New England and across the country for over thirty years.  After ten years as a lecturer, photographer and writer at the Charles Hayden Planetarium at Boston’s Museum of Science, he branched out on his own with his Galileo Galilei the Starry Messenger, The Stargazer’s Apprentice and Night Skies programs.

By combining science and theatre, Mike has been able to reach audiences who previously had no interest in the wonders of our Universe. He has performed at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Carnegie Science Center, the Franklin Institute, the National Air and Space Museum, astronomical conventions and numerous events during the International Year of Astronomy,  a celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s use of the telescope.

Mike is also a professional actor on stage, screen and television and a member of the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and Actors Equity Association.  As an actor educator he belongs to the International Museum Theatre Alliance, the International Planetarium Society, the Mid Atlantic Planetarium Society and SoloTogether (the organization of New England historical performers).

I Have Worked With

  • September 2018

    Library performance

  • April 2018

    Student seminar

     

  • April 2018

    Fundraising performance

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Michael
Job Title/Position: 
Actor/educator
Fax: 
866-583-7735
Mailing Address: 
2143 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE
AUBURNDALE, MA 02466
Physical Address: 
2143 Commonwealth Ave
Auburndale, MA 02466
Last Name: 
Francis
Phone: 
617-861-0743

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Theater - Solo / One-Person Show
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - History
Humanities - Science
Theater - General
Year Founded: 
1992
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
General Public
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Performance / Concert / Reading
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
60
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
National

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
International Museum Theatre Alliance
International Planetarium Society
Mid Atlantic Planetarium Society
SoloTogether
Screen Actors Guild - Aftra
New Hampshire Humanities to Go

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
No special requirements except for an open area 25'x25'x10.5' for the Starlab programs only.
Fee Range Minimum: 
$450
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,050
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Arts Integration - Mathematics
Arts Integration - Science / Technology / Engineering
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
BS Physics Education, Fitchburg State
MA Physics, Ohio University
MS Interdisciplinary Studies (Alternative Methods of Teaching), Ohio University
Fee Range Minimum: 
$425
Fee Range Maximum: 
$1,000