Mission & History 2018-03-09T23:21:38+00:00



Freelance Players, Inc. began in 1974 as a single acting company for young people ages 8 to 16. In the 1980’s, in response to a growing demand, the Freelance Players expanded its programs by adding five acting companies for students ages 8-12 and story theater classes for younger children. Since 1974, Freelance Players, Inc. has produced more than 280 original musicals.

Our daughter loves being part of Freelance! She admires you and loves learning from you. I am so appreciative that you have created this amazing environment where the girls and the boys support each other and they feel connected to one another. Our daughter’s experience with Freelance exceeded my expectations.

Current Freelance Parent

I learned so much about the work, commitment, and collaboration necessary to create real theater. I also found a community that appreciated me, exactly as I was.

Linda Clemon-Karp, Freelance Alum

I wish I could do it again! What an amazing program for kids!

Emily Siagel Jabbawy, Freelance Alum