CARLSBAD, CA. August, 2020 – New Village Arts Theatre is thrilled to announce that local arts educator and performer Frankie Alicea-Ford has joined the NVA staff for the 2020 – 2021 season. AliceaFord joins NVA as its Artist-in-Residence thanks to a grant from the California Arts Council.
Frankie Alicea-Ford is a San Diego-based, New York City-trained actor and
educator who has been performing and teaching professionally since 2012.
After receiving his BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Frankie has performed and taught in Prague, New York, Chicago, Connecticut and San Diego. He created the theater program at Achievement First Middle School in Hartford, CT and went on to teach the award-winning high school theater program at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. He was also the Residential Director of The Center for Creative Youth, based out of Wesleyan University. He is currently working as a teaching artist with La Jolla Playhouse and Arts for Learning, San Diego and has training in devised theater techniques, arts integration and trauma-based theater practices.
Mr. Alicea-Ford will be reinvigorating NVA’s education and outreach programs, and will breathe new life into NVA’s multicultural, bilingual outreach initiative, Teatro Pueblo Nuevo. Alicea-Ford, an accomplished actor, theatre-maker, and educator, will ensure that Latinx voices are honored and celebrated in North County San Diego throughout NVA’s extensive programming, and that NVA’s education and outreach programs are made available and accessible to all members of our community.
Alicea-Ford is also co-creating an original holiday musical for NVA alongside Milena (Sellers) Phillips, Kevin “Blax” Burroughs, and Dea Hurston (who will also be writing the script). NVA’s Executive Artistic Director, Kristianne Kurner, adds, “All of us at NVA are thrilled to have Frankie Alicea-Ford on the team. Mr. Alicea-Ford is an incredibly talented actor, singer, and musician as well as an exemplary teaching artist. We are confident that under his leadership our education and outreach programs will be made stronger and more accessible to everyone in our community and our artistic programs will thrive.
New Village Arts is excited to welcome Frankie Alicea-Ford to the NVA staff. Upcoming Latinx programming, education and outreach opportunities, special events, and more will be announced online as they become available, through both social media (@NewVillageArts) and NVA’s website: