Wesley Frugé is a Theatre Artist and Administrative Professional with a diverse background that has brought him from his home town of Houston to NYC for 8 years, and now to Seattle. In NYC he founded and served as Artistic Director for Forward Flux Productions, a company devoted to presenting innovative projects that connect people with art in unexpected ways, a company he moved to Seattle in early 2015. With Forward Flux he conceived, wrote, and directed the FringeNYC 2012 hit play FriendAndy.com; conceived and developed collaborate:create, a program that brings artists together across disciplines to create new, unfiltered works in 21-days that center on one socially relevant theme (6 cycles complete); produced the world premier play Robot Songs by Scott McCarrey (starring Spencer Plachy, directed by Patrick Pearson); conceived and directed The Flux Salon new works reading series (11 Salons complete in Seattle); produced and directed the Seattle premiere of Green Whales by Lia Romeo; and produced and directed the world premiere of Still Life by Barbara Blumenthal-Ehrlich. As Executive Director of Forward Flux, Wesley has recruited and grown a board of directors for the Seattle company, and run multiple successful fundraising campaigns, as well as managed a quickly growing team of producers and arts professionals.
Elsewhere, Wesley has assistant directed Silence at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, worked as a teaching artist for the Alley Theatre, and directed Godspell and assistant directed Smokey Joe’s Café (KCACTF runner-up) at SHSU. He also created and starred in the original webseries “The Privileged (POOR) Life of Wesley.” In addition, Wesley has performed on stage around the country; select credits include: “Ryan” in High School Musical (Jenny Wiley Theatre), “Action” in West Side Story (Little Theatre on the Square and Jenny Wiley Theatre), “Henry” in Red Badge of Courage (Main Street Theatre), “Rocky” in Rocky Horror Show (Wohlfahrt Haus), Guys & Dolls (Prather Entertainment Group tour), A Christmas Carol (National Tour – Dance Captain), and Neither Heaven Nor Earth (Off-Broadway).
Wesley has an extensive career working as an Administrative Professional in the corporate and non-profit sectors. He recently spent two years working as the Executive Assistant to the Founder & CEO at williamsworks in Seattle. Read more about the CEO and the work williamsworks does around the world in [Elle Magazine]. In addition he has supported the CEO of Treehouse for Kids in Seattle. In NYC, his most recent position was at Ralph Lauren as an Executive Assistant working in Merchandising and Marketing. He has also worked as a Personal Assistant to numerous individuals, and as lead Events Planner on events for Schultz Family Foundation, WebMD, Donna Karan, Leila Shams, to name a few. Wesley has experience supporting and working alongside A-list celebrities, politicians and public figures. In addition, he co-founded UnOfficial Presents, a successful rotating dance party in various NYC locations.
Wesley holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Speech Communications from Sam Houston State University.