2nd Act Players Cofounder John N. Frank has been named a 2020 top executive by Marquis’ Who’s Who in recognition of his work in starting the 2nd Act Players, and in keeping the theater alive in these times of Covid-19 which has devastated the theater business. Frank’s long-time first career as a journalist also is recognized as is his more recent volunteer work with Mended Hearts, a national peer-to-peer support group for those dealing with heart disease.
“It’s nice to have some recognition after a very tough year,” says Frank. “I was selected for a Marquis’ student Who’s Who back in my high school and college years, so it’s especially gratifying to be recognized again all these years later for my 2nd act in moving from journalism to theater.”
“Mr. Frank has reinvented himself as a live theater owner and dramatist, writing and producing five of his own plays in five years, as well as producing, directing and acting in scores of other plays. Notably, one of his plays made it to a weekend of staged readings in New York City,” his Top Executive page reads.
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