Acting Out: Alum Francisco Rodriguez Celebrates his Roots through Theatre

Monday, October 31, 2016
EL TECOLOTE -- Francisco Rodriguez grew up comfortably in Daly City where his father and mother raised him and his four siblings. Francisco fell in love with theatre in high school, eventually receiving his bachelor’s degree in theatre arts from San Francisco State University. After receiving his degree, Rodriguez fully committed to his art and spent a year interning with Bay Area Children’s Theatre while also performing in productions at Shelton Theater, Z Space and The Flight Deck in Oakland. He was auditioning regularly and getting callbacks. He was well on his way to building a career in the Bay Area … but in his heart, he felt that something else was missing. “There was another side of me that I longed to understand,” he said. “I have always wanted to move to Mexico and experience what it’s like to really be there and nurture that side of me, my Mexican side.”