James Franco to direct dance theater
May 2nd, 2011
10:47 AM ET

James Franco to direct dance theater

Just when you thought James Franco had taken a break from all those projects, the everywhere actor picks up another gig. This time, he's making his debut as a dance theater director for the upcoming multimedia show "Collage," reports Gothamist.

"'Collage' is a mixed-media piece that uses sound and visuals to play with the idea of how different art mediums interact," producer John Morrow says of the show, which runs at the Stella Adler studios in NYC from May 8 -15. "Using video, dance, poetry, theater and music, we have created a performance that will be an engaging experience for the audience."

Adds choreographer Chloe Kernaghan, "The overall piece has been a continuous exploration of how using disparate elements can create a cohesive idea."

Besides directing "Collage," the former Oscars host turned University of Houston student—who most recently directed a musical at Yale—will appear live at each performance to narrate the production.

Says actress Nina Ljeti, "The piece is so exhilarating because there are no boundaries to what we can create and play with."

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  1. Community Theater Pittsburgh

    For me, it's not that bad. Anyway, people can be as flexible as capable. Give it a try.

    February 12, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dark Core

    He never directed a musical at Yale. That production was halted before it ever was performed.

    May 9, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ole Grandad

    He can smoke my meatpole.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mileon

    this guy is a one man celebrity apprentice, some projects soar some fail, but he's constantly finding something "new" to do.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. James Franco is a Fraud

    Dude cannot act his way out of a body bag. Another pretty boy trying to look more intelligent than he is. If I had millions from looking hot, I would be able to get into 15 schools too (pardon me, I would be able to buy my way in, just like franco and other richie riches)...full tuition paying students are always welcome at schools and celebrity speaks far louder than a middle american who needs a college loan yet brings no press to the table. The univiersities that allow him in are reaping big PR benefits regardless of his intellectual fitness to be there.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • James Franco is NOT a Fraud

      You're comment is retarded. Clearly someone nominated for an Academy Award CAN act his way out of a paper bag. I can't argue with you that he is a pretty boy, good lord he's gorgeous. Just look at those Gucci ads. Yes, he likely has made millions from that beautiful face, along with additional millions from his fine acting, and yes his money and fame can likely get him to the top of the admission pile, but it is his hard work and dedication that will keep him there. I haven't heard of him failing out or not passing any of the educational endeavors that he pursues so not only is your comment retarded, it lacks merit.

      May 7, 2011 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. Maria Laura

    how pointless comments!
    please leave in peace James. If you do not like him or are jealous of him, just do not read about their projects .. It's that simple

    May 3, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Charlie Sheen

    Winning! This guy is just a cheap
    Imitations of me.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barnacle Bill

      He is an imitation of me, actually, except I am more handsome and more talented.

      May 3, 2011 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mammy

    So full of his gay self.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chris

    Franco is a male bimbo, a "MIMBO!"

    May 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Micro girl

      Ummm...clearly you have no idea what you're talking about. This guy has studied at some of the best schools in the country and is currently working on his Ph.D. in English at Yale, all while carrying on a successful acting career. Hardly a "mimbo".

      May 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. blah

    What the hell is this guy trying to prove?

    May 2, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • juliesea

      He isn't trying to prove anything. It makes him happy to learn and try different things.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • pointless1

      That he can do whatever he wants in life... jealous much?

      May 3, 2011 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Stupid question. It pretty much proves he'd rather engage himself in life instead of sitting around playing video games or bar-hopping in Hollywood.

      May 3, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  11. Lennie Ross

    Hahaha not sure how talented this guy is as an actor (or Oscar host for that matter), but he sure is cute 🙂

    Lennie Ross

    May 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. @JamesFrancoNews on Twitter

    We're all very excited about this, as you can imagine. So far, it seems tickets have not yet become available http://www.stellaadler.com. One correction: the Yale musical production was never produced. See more news on Twitter @JamesFrancoNews and the new official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/James-Franco-News-giftaways/125870137491431 (both are Franco family approved)

    May 2, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • juliesea

      The site said that attendance was "free" and seats were on a "first come, first served" basis.

      May 2, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Peace

    Somebody please give poor B lo me what he wants. Give him your #, make a date, he's sounding desperate!! Hang in there B lo me, you'll get some sooner or later!

    May 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. @N

    not interested!!

    May 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. HeyZeus

    smoke sh!t instead, mon

    May 2, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Darryl P.

    Is it just me or is James starting to resemble Kevin Spacey more and more every day?

    May 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sam M.

    James Franco is a multi-talented individual and this latest endeavor attests to the fact that he can engage in all forms of performance art.

    May 2, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  18. charlie crack

    Osaaama?? You alive...?? DID THE BIG BAD USA SMOKE YOUR ASS....?? Oh im sooo sorry. Burn in hell!

    May 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Sasha

    Kudos James! Wish I could see you in New York. Keep up the awesome work. You rock.

    Tim and Popeye: James isn't going to be dancing. Directing and narrating. Performance art.


    May 2, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  20. Tim

    Yeah ! I heard he does like them weineers !

    May 2, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  21. popeye

    I'll let him dance with me...because I'm a big flaming drag queen.
    I'm popeye and I'm a drag queen loser.

    May 2, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |

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