Florida Theatre seeks storytellers for series


Are you harboring an intriguing tale within you that you’re itching to perform in front of an audience? Untold Stories, the renowned oral storytelling series at the Florida Theatre, is gearing up for its highly anticipated third season. Authentic, original stories that span the spectrum from uproariously funny to profoundly dramatic, all rooted in the rich tapestry of Jacksonville, are being sought.

Interested storytellers can share their unique original stories (10 to 12 minutes in length) with a live audience.

To apply, submit a video (maximum two minutes) explaining your story’s essence, its connection to Jacksonville and your passion for sharing it. Begin by stating your name (spelled out) and provide your phone number. Email your video to shelissa@floridatheatre.com. 

Prospective storytellers will receive a receipt acknowledgment.

Performance Dates & Themes: 

  • Nov. 9, fall theme
  • Feb. 15, winter theme
  • May 30, spring theme
  • July 11, summer theme


  • The story connects to Jacksonville's people, place and history. 
  • Experience with sharing stories in front of an audience. 
  • Willingness to develop a story with a narrative coach.


  • Available for four to six in-person or Zoom coaching sessions. 
  • A cast storytelling workshop. 
  • Dress rehearsal week of the show.

Submit your story to: shelissa@floridatheatre.com

Note:  Written descriptions, lengthy stories and scripts won’t be accepted. Keep videos under two minutes.