Franko is co-founder and artistic director of StoneCrabs Theatre Company and also directs, writes and teaches as a freelance artist for other theatre companies. He has trained as an actor in Brazil and UK, including a Master in Theatre Practices from Rose Bruford College.

He started his career as an actor and writer, and has 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.  n. He also co-founded Gatos Noir Theatre Company in Brazil.  Franko also regularly runs acting, directing and producing workshops in Europe, Japan and Brazil.