Betsy Franco: Creative Collaborator

A conversation with Betsy Franco, multidisciplinary artist

By Lisa Van Dusen/Palo Alto Weekly

Betsy Franco, Palo Alto resident and mother of Oscar-nominated actor James Franco, talks to Palo Alto Online about her upcoming play "Metamorphosis: Junior Year" at the Palo Alto Children's Theatre, (March 3-5 and 10-12), her multimedia creative life, and what it has been like to raise and collaborate with three artistic sons.

Plus, find out what she's wearing to the Oscars.

Franco is the author of more than 80 books for children and young adults. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband Douglas. They have three sons, James, Thomas, and Dave -- two actor/writers and a sculptor/illustrator.

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Her play, "Metamorhosis: Junior Year," is based on her young-adult novel and will be staged at the Palo Alto Children's Theater March 3-6 and 10-12.

For more information about Betsy Franco, go to www.betsyfranco.com.

Host/interview, Lisa Van Dusen

Video, Rachel Hatch