Robert Chesley Foundation

Frankie Little Hardin
2012 Chesley Award Winner

Ms. Hardin is a playwright, director, actor, producer and general theatre maid-of-all work.  She was a member  of the Theatre Arts Department at Old Dominion University, teaching theatre history, mask and children's theatre.  She created the family theatre programs ChildsPlay (Generic Theater), PlayTime Theatre (ODU) and Children's Theatre of Hampton Roads (40th St Stage).

Most recently, she was Managing Director of The 40th St Stage in Norfolk, Virginia.

Ms. Hardin has penned 23 works for children's theatre, 8 plays for adult audiences and one musical play, Oyster.

She currently resides in Newnan, Georgia and is continuing to develop new work.