A Florida Story
A Florida Story is a filmed performance monologue, adapted from stories written by award-winning artists
Jessica Farr and Caleb Scott as part of their ongoing narrative series that aims to tell the stories of the hundreds
of voiceless people whose anonymous faces constantly pop up in mug-shots and headlines all across Florida.
A Florida Story gives voice to the misunderstood and the misrepresented, celebrating the secret trials and unspoken
desires of the underdog, the outlier, and the renegade in the spirit of the world it is inspired by.
JESSICA FARR is a writer, actor, performer and director from Miami, FL. She is an alumnus of New World School of the Arts, Fordham University, and Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT). She has developed original programming for film, television, stage, and radio, including Comedy Central’s South Beach Comedy Festival. She is a recent TCG Conference Artist Grantee and was awarded the 2017-2019 Playwriting Development Program grant, where she developed two new plays at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. Jessica has performed standup at The Ice House, Flappers, and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, The Improv in Miami, and in live sketches at UCB. She is the co-creator and co-host of the podcast Worst Place On Earth, an original storytelling series based on Florida headlines. www.jessicafarr.com.
CALEB SCOTT is a writer and actor. His plays and performance pieces have been produced and presented at venues in New York City and around the country, including Classic Stage Company, HERE Arts Center, La MaMa ETC, the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, Sandrell Rivers Theater in Miami and the Wooster Group’s Performing Garage. As an actor, Caleb has appeared in numerous roles onstage as well as in dozens of commercials, television shows and films. His writing has appeared in numerous literary magazines and journals, including The Bellevue Literary Review, Nashville Review, Typishly Literary Journal, Public Poetry Anthology, Swamp Ape Review, Grist, and December Magazine; his first book, U.F.O., was published in 2006 by PowerHouse Books in New York.
Caleb’s films have screened in festivals all over the world, including the Toronto International Film Festival, Raindance in London, Cinequest in San Jose, Palm Springs International Film Festival and Aesthetica in York, UK. He has been a Finalist for an Academy of Motion Pictures Nicholl Fellowship, a Recipient of both the Silver Palm and Carbonell Award for his work in South Florida theater, a Nominee for Best Actor and Best Writer by the Kinsale Shark Awards in the UK, and his plays have been selected as Finalists for the Playwrights Foundation Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the Eugene O’Neill Theater’s National Playwrights Conference. Caleb is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the recipient of a Dartmouth Senior Fellowship in Writing. He is currently writing and producing a storytelling podcast, Worst Place On Earth, inspired by the infamous Florida-Man headlines. He lives in Miami, Florida. www.calebscott.tv