Hello & welcome! I'm Dale Franzen.
I have worked in the performing arts my entire life - first, as an opera singer, then as a voice teacher, then as a fundraiser, producer, and theater director.
I raised $45 million to construct The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California, which I directed for close to 17 years, raising an additional $78 million over the course of my time there.
I currently work independently as a freelance director, producer, and advisor, helping to bring new & meaningful projects into the world through my company, Crucial Arts.
You can explore this website to see some of my current projects.
If you're an original thinker & passionate arts lover with a project, mission or cause that I ought to know about, feel free to contact me.
Thanks for visiting.