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Kelsay + Morales Company is currently accepting video submissions for a new devised work: FREEDOM PROJECT, produced by Florida Theatrical Association, in Orlando, FL.


SEEKING: African-American singer, actor, dancers, writers, poets, spoken-word artists, directors, choreographers, and
any performer or artist with a strong desire to collaborate to develop a bold, new creation, inspired by historical works.
Creators will choose from the plethora of material of these historical Floridians to
bring to the stage their stories,
folklore, music, essays, and poems.

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024


Producer: Florida Theatrical Association

Artistic Director: Brandon Martin

Operations Coordinator: Kahlid Tapia

Casting Director: Kayla Kelsay Morales, Kelsay + Morales Company


$1,000 stipend per actor/creator / group


Callback: Tuesday, February 6, 2023

Rehearsal: Once chosen for the project, there will be monthly developmental check-ins with the creative team and then rehearsals scheduled closer to the performance date.


Show Date: Tentatively July 29, 2024


The Abbey

100 S Eola Dr UNIT 100

Orlando, FL 32801

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Freedom Project is a presentation of the historical works of Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, John Rosamund Johnson, and Augusta Savage. The presentation will be multiple acts that are inspired by the writing and works of these historical figures! Our hope is that the end result will be African-American artists presenting their own creations through a platform that gives the freedom to show historical truth.

Please note: The event will be recorded and distributed for educational purposes upon completion of the project.

Please prepare a short song, monologue, dance, spoken word piece, or submit whatever your specialty may be. This does not have to be a new or devised work yet! We would like to see what you are most passionate about! Once invited to a callback setting, you will have the opportunity to create and collaborate on new material. YouTube or Vimeo link preferred.


Please submit a headshot and resume, as well as your video submission of material.  (YouTube or Vimeo link preferred.)

Actors may submit their video submissions by clicking the button below. (Preferred method.) If unable to use the provided link, performers may submit by emailing the link to their submission video (YouTube or Vimeo link) and a PDF headshot and resume to

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 12, 2024

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