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Kelsay + Morales Company is currently accepting video submissions for A CHANCE FOR REDEMPTION, a 29-Hour Stage Reading in Orlando, FL produced by New Professional Theatre.

SEEKING: Strong and experienced Black/African-American actors for a new "kitchen sink" drama. 

Video Submissions due by December 1st, 3PM EST.


Producer: New Professional Theatre

Artistic Director: Sheila Kay Davis

Director: Tai Thompson

Playwright: Lynn W. Thompson

Casting: Kelsay + Morales Company, Joshian Morales


"Joe “Deac” Russell seems to have it made. A good business and a great reputation in a Central Florida town struggling to survive in the midst of the social challenges and economic downturn of the late 1970’s.  His constant resistance to the community’s call to public service is something he seldom wants to talk about. When a young man stumbles into his shop one afternoon, Joe is forced to confront his biggest fears and hidden secrets. With the young man’s future in his hands, will Deac overcome himself and take the opportunity to reclaim what he feared he had lost forever?"

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A seemingly homeless bum with a tragic past that scares most people. Ridiculed by most of the community, underneath the filth and grime of a street urchin lurks a story waiting to be told.



A mid-sixties retiree with a confrontational spirit and bodacious sense of humor that seems to get him in as much conflict as it does fellowship. In the shop daily.


A slim, mid thirties street hustler. Charismatic and conniving, his schemes wear thin on Sam daily.



AEA 29-Hour Staged Reading ($100 Honorarium)



December 11th, 2021 - 7pm 

Orlando Shakes, Mandell Studio Theatre (812 E. Rollins St. Orlando, FL)



(NOTE: All rehearsals will be held virtually, over zoom. Actors will not be called for all rehearsals/full rehearsal time periods. The director will create a specific rehearsal schedule based around the actors availability.)


Dec 1: 7pm-10pm 

Dec 4: 1pm-5pm

Dec 5: 1pm-6pm

Dec 7: 7pm-10pm

Dec 8: 7pm-10pm

Dec 9: 7pm-10pm

Dec 11 12pm-5pm (in person rehearsal prior to performance at 7pm)


Please prepare and submit ONE of the sides below. Actors may submit for multiple roles, if so, prepare one side for each character you would like to be considered for.

Actors may submit their video submissions by visiting 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/Vimeo) to

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