Untold Stories

Fork in the Road

Untold Stories

Fork in the Road

Event Details

Additional Ticket Information

Members of the Florida Theatre starting at the Ensemble Level, order tickets now by emailing boxoffice@floridatheatre.com or calling 904-355-2787 by 12pm on Wednesday, Sep. 14.
Opening Act and E-Club members use the code word to purchase tickets at 10AM on Thursday, Sep. 15.
General Public tickets on sale at 10AM on Friday, Sep. 16.

Cindy Caldwell Biography

Cindy Caldwell is an educator, improviser, and digital dissemination strategist. She is also a mother, survivor, interrupter, and fierce advocate for our young people. Born and raised in Miami, Cindy and her family moved to Jacksonville seeking more green space, fewer hurricanes, and most importantly – comunidad. Happy to report she’s found all of that here.


In between her time working at a non-profit and running her own company, you may catch Cindy somewhere in San Marco talking someone’s ear off and probably saying “bro” a lot. On the weekends, you’ll find her nocking arrows on her compound bow and running wild in the woods of Duval. 

Cheryl McCain Biography

Cheryl McCain was born in Ocala, Florida.  She is a retired Navy veteran, who served honorably for twenty years. Two years after retirement, she enrolled at the Art Institute of Jacksonville to study photography.

Cheryl’s work has been published in the Miami-Based magazine Chellae, Jacksonville’s Void Magazine and Void. In 2018, she exhibited in Jacksonville: A Tale of My City at the Jax Makerspace, and the Let’s Go! exhibit at the Jacksonville International Airport’s Haskell Gallery. She also was selected and competed in the 2019 Artfields Artist Competition located in Lake City, South Carolina. As a member of FemArt Gallery, she won her first juried exhibition during the Through A Woman’s Lens exhibit. Earlier this year, her work was displayed in the Through Our Eyes exhibition at the Ritz Theater and Museum and the Magic, Mirth, and Mortality: Musings on Black Motherhood at Yellow House Art Gallery. Currently her work is exhibited at the Crisp Ellert Art Museum’s exhibit, “The Nameless Now: NEFL Artist Respond”. Also she is a 2022 Community Foundation Grant recipient. 

Cheryl is married to Charles McCain. She has four adult children Antonio, Mia, Emanuel, and Vivica. Cheryl and her husband currently reside in Historic Springfield in Jacksonville, FL.

Jason Roth Biography

Jason Roth serves as the North Florida External Affairs Manager for TECO Peoples Gas. With over 17 years of experience engaging in political, legislative, nonprofit, and business arenas, Jason’s diverse set of skills and passion for leading collaborative advocacy initiatives has served a full and wide-ranging career. He serves on several community boards, including the JAX Chamber, the Early Learning Coalition of Duval, and the historic Florida Theatre. Before joining TECO, Jason was a principal with The Fiorentino Group, a Jacksonville-based government and business development consulting firm. He previously served as the Director of Public Policy for United Way of Northeast Florida, helping advance Community Impact initiatives at the local, state, and federal levels. Jason has worked on dozens of municipal and state legislative campaigns and has been quoted in the national and local press, as well as appearing as a political commentator on several television programs. He is a native Floridian and graduated from Florida State University. Jason lives in Jacksonville with his sons, Anderson, Owen, and Coleson.

Grace Stoyshich Biography

Grace Stoyshich is the owner of Stuffing My Grace, a creative agency for restaurants. She's an expert in social media management, food styling, public relations and exploring the Jax food scene. A UNF alumni that stayed in town — Grace loves Jacksonville for its diverse community and great food. Give her a follow on the ‘gram @StuffingMyGrace.

Nathan Ballentine Biography

Nathan Ballentine & his team of farmers in Overalls grow & support you to #GrowYourGroceries in beautiful, bountiful raised bed food gardens. A gardener since 8, Nathan put on his Overalls in 2009 to support aspiring gardeners to help ensure his community would eat well as they weathered the Great Recession. He and his team have taught 10,000s, helped with 1000s of home gardens, contributed to 100s of community & school gardens, small farms, and cultivated the FL Department of Agriculture demo garden from the ground up. Nathan dreams of a network of neighborhood-based farming teams across the Deep South building upon the success of their unlimited urban uPick neighborhood farm model that’s thrived for five years here in Jacksonville. Follow @ManInOveralls.

Douglas Williams Biography

Douglas Williams is a Jacksonville, FL native who draws deeply upon his roots and relationships in the city. He is a dreamer, a father, a writer and biscuit fanatic. An analyst by day, he spends his nights riding dragons or fighting crime, depending upon which novel has his attention. He has stories in his DNA and filters them with his unique perspective to present both the funny and the true. 

Musical Guest - The Chelsey Michelle Duo

Chelsey “Cha Cha” Michelle, is a singer/songwriter best known for being the leading lady of Alchematic and Chelsey Michelle Music.  She has become recognized for her soulful, velvety voice and for creating raw, authentic lyrics that resonate.  Originally from South Florida, Chelsey has a background of many artistic disciplines.  She grew up dancing, modeling, and  has worked for a variety of entertainment companies since the early age of 15. At the age of 19, she joined an original hip hop fusion band where she cultivated her sound.  Wanting to explore other genres, she formed a female funk duo “2 Dope Girls” that played covers and originals at the South Beach Group Hotels and all over Miami. In 2013, She started working as a Lyrical Expression teacher at The Motivational Edge and at an In-Patient Psychiatric program for under-resourced youth.  Her students were the ones who helped her reach vulnerability and transparency on stage and in her songs. She overcame her anxiety and stage fright by finding someone to be strong for and by showing them how to get up. It’s as if those students wrote her songs indirectly and changed her writing style forever.  They enhanced her artistic vision, gave meaning to her life,  and became a personal antidote to her own suffering.  Teaching musical therapy was a life changing experience that led her to take music to the full extent. Her purpose has continued to evolve after witnessing music saving lives.  In 2015, Chelsey relocated to Jacksonville, Fl to pursue music as a full time career. In 2016, she met lead guitarist and music director of Alchematic, Chris Underdal at a musicians jam.  Soon after, they started booking gigs and creating original music as a duo.  The duo then evolved to a full band.Chelsey Michelle illuminates the stage with an infectious voice that effortlessly flows through the harmonic intricacies of guitarist Chris Underdal’s arrangements.  With hundreds of shows under their belt, they have toured regionally, played music festivals and keep the band working full time.  They are the creators, founders and core of the Chelsey Michelle Music brand and Alchematic.  They continue to challenge their musical limits and take the band to new heights.   



May 2023