Q&A with Directors Salon Alum Tracy Cameron Francis on Saara Turnunen’s Broken Heart Story

After featuring Ingenue Theatre on the blog this summer, we are very excited that three of our Directors Salon Alums are coming together once again for Ingenue’s first full-length production, Saara Turnunen’s Broken Heart Story – director Tracy Cameron Francis, actor Rebecca Martinez, and actor/producer Isobel Bruce.  Perhaps what’s most interesting is that this is a new play from Finland, which opens my eyes as a director constantly on the hunt for the new “it” play that I want to pour my heart into – as emerging directors in New York, we’re so focused on meeting playwrights and going to readings to meet these playwrights and competing against the rest of New York’s directors for a chance to work with them – why not look outside this city?  Or this country, for that matter?    

Keep reading to find out how director Tracy Cameron Francis found Broken Heart Story and why she decided to bring it to life on this side of the pond – and make sure to catch one of the last three shows this weekend!

Adam Boncz and Rebecca Martinez in Broken Heart Story
Photo by Rivers Reed

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