Before Hamilton, before In the Heights, there was Freestyle Love Supreme.
Now — direct from Broadway — the original hip-hop musical phenomenon from Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale arrives in Seattle.
The recipient of a special 2020 Tony Award® and subject of the recently released Hulu documentary We are Freestyle Love Supreme, every performance of this Grammy-nominated show brings the unexpected, as the crew takes the crowd on a freestyle, hip-hop, improvisational comedy ride. The performers take suggestions from the audience and spin them into instantaneous riffs and full-length musical numbers. See it for the first time each time — as no two shows are ever the same.
Want to peruse the show program before you arrive at the theater? Check out our Encore+ digital program for Freestyle Love Supreme online!
Pay What You Choose
Seattle Rep is committed to broadening our reach and deepening our impact throughout our community. As part of this commitment, Seattle Rep will be offering a limited number of Pay What You Choose tickets for each of our 2021/22 productions, including Freestyle Love Supreme.
Freestyle Love Supreme Media List
Learn about the origins of hip hop in Seattle, the art of improv, and much more with this list of books, films, and music to enhance your experience of Freestyle Love Supreme.
Conceiver & Co-Creator
Anthony Veneziale (Two-Touch) is conceiver and co-creator of FLS and FLS Academy. Founding member of American Immigrants (San Francisco). He has used improv techniques to create endeavors for television (Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, Boardwalk Pictures), for theater (FLS, The Freeze, American Immigrants), and for business (TED, Google, Adobe, Salesforce, and many more). He is a cofounder of speechlessinc.com, an improv thinking company that helps humans create, collaborate, and find their authentic voice, as well as co-founder of the FLS Academy where we use equitable play to foster diverse communities of creative voices. Stage: Freestyle Love Supreme, Servicemen. TV: “Sex and the City,” “Looking,” “Kid of the Year.” Special thanks to all my teachers including Caricia, Jett, and Oci—the loves of my life.
Director & Co-Creator
aka “Jelly Donut"
Andrew Bancroft is a writer and performer in New York. He made his Broadway debut with Freestyle Love Supreme in 2019. Bancroft is a co-founder of FLS Academy and a member of the band Moondrunk. As rapper Jelly Donut, he has been featured in MTV’s “TRL,” Rolling Stone, and Time. Bancroft writes musicals and is an award-winning ad writer/creative director. He loves whales. He is grateful to FLS, his family, and his friends for their love and support. IG: @mcjellyd
Jay C. Ellis
Jay C. Ellis is honored to join FLS, repping LGBTQ+ perspectives in hip-hop! Off-Broadway: Black Hole Wedding (Signature), Saturday Night Fever (TRW). Regional: Passing Strange, Chess (Playhouse Square). Film: Wormwood Falling (Shriek Theatre), Poncho (Corin Michalski), Interrogation (Stephen Caple Jr.). Created/Directed BARS, hip-hop musical; Playhouse Square & Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music (Alma Mater). Instructor @FLSAcademy. Gratitude@ Vicky, Scott, Greg, Dr. Weagraff #BWMT! Love@ Kyle, Woof@ Bagley. Mama&Pops forever. Instagram: @Jellis14; Twitter: @Too_JEllis; Website: jayellis.net.
aka “Young Nees
Credits include Broadway: Freestyle Love Supreme. Off-Broadway/NYC: Sistas the Musical. Regional: North Shore Music Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Arrow Rock Lyceum. National tour: Ragtime. Film/VO: Vivo, tick, tick…BOOM!. Features include Disney Channel, “Sesame Street,” and Rolling Stone. Instructor at FLS Academy. Much love to my team, family, and friends. Follow Aneesa’s journey @aneesafolds and aneesafolds.com. Yeeerrrr!
aka "Kaiser Rözé"
Kaila Mullady is the 2015 and 2018 World Beatbox Champion. She travels the world incorporating singing, beatboxing, and theater to push the boundaries of storytelling and show just what the human instrument is capable of. She is passionate about teaching others how to beatbox through her Beatbox Education Platform, The Academy of Noise.
Morgan Reilly is thrilled to be joining the FLS family! A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Allentown, PA, her original music can be found on all streaming platforms. A world of gratitude to Mom, Dad, Ian, Peter, Marianne, German, and her incredible team. Every show is for you, Grandpop. Instagram/TikTok/Voisey: @iammorganreilly
Chris Sullivan has appeared on “The Electric Company,” “The Daily Show,” “The Real Housewives of NYC,” “SportsNation,” The Hamilton Mixtape, and various programming for MTV and College Humor. Shockwave has trained and performed with The UCB Theatre, The PIT, Annoyance Theatre, and Beatboxer Entertainment, and is a co-creator of the FLS Academy. Love and gratefulness to the Ars Nova family, Foxboro High School Music Program, Angus MacGyver, Britt, and Yoda. @offbookbeatbox
Anthony Veneziale is conceiver and co-creator of FLS and FLS Academy. Founding member of American Immigrants (San Francisco). He has used improv techniques to create endeavors for television (Cartoon Network, Sesame Workshop, Boardwalk Pictures), for theater (FLS, The Freeze, American Immigrants), and for business (TED, Google, Adobe, Salesforce, and many more). He is a cofounder of speechlessinc.com, an improv thinking company that helps humans create, collaborate, and find their authentic voice, as well as co-founder of the FLS Academy where we use equitable play to foster diverse communities of creative voices. Stage: Freestyle Love Supreme, Servicemen. TV: “Sex and the City,” “Looking,” “Kid of the Year.” Special thanks to all my teachers including Caricia, Jett, and Oci—the loves of my life.
Andy Jones and James Hickey, Executive Producers
General Management provided by Baseline Theatrical
Check out the Freestyle Love Supreme Educator Guide, originally created by Natalie Greene and American Conservatory Theater.
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