Franko is co-founder and artistic director of StoneCrabs Theatre Company. Franko is a genderqueer Latinx director, writer and facilitator, and has trained as an actor/performer in Brazil and UK, including a Master in Theatre Practices from Rose Bruford College.

Franko started their career as an actor and writer, and have worked as actor and stage director at Gamboa, Vila Velha, Castro Alves and CDL Theatre in Brazil (Bahia) and Gate, Royal Court and Young Vic in the UK.  They also co-founded Gatos Noir Theatre Company in Brazil.  Franko also regularly runs acting, directing and producing workshops in Europe, Japan and Brazil.  They co-edited the book Out On An Island published by Medina Publishing. Franko is a trustee for The Island Collection and The Classic Boat Museum.