Frances Rae Key is a writer of scripts, songs, and stories that seek to describe life from “the lookout tower of the soul.” A dual citizen of the US and Australia, she has immortalized the story of her parents’ lives and their two homelands in a musical, Aussie Song, which was produced in 2019 through the NYC Theatre Festival. It was nominated for Best Show, Best Director, and Best Lead Singer, ultimately winning Best Musical Score.
Frances also received a Commendation Award from the Yosemite Film Festival in 2008 for her environmentally-themed movie script, H2Love. In 2021, she completed her first novel, The Train to Hoffehausen, a story based upon the idea of multiple strands of possibilities co-existing through time. This concept is one she experienced directly while writing her self-published four-book spiritual insight series, The Team: A Mother’s Wisdom from the Other Side (2010-2014).
Writing songs and scripts and creating large-scale theatrical productions has been Frances’ passion all throughout her career. Many of her human/animal rights songs have been presented around the world, including a UNICEF International Conference, The Campaign for a Department of Peace National Conference, UNESCO, and an Indigenous Round Table at the US Capitol Building, to name just a few.
In 2019, her composition Earth Cry, an 8-minute choral piece which address our collective environmental crisis, was chosen by The Theatre for the New City’s Arts Festival in New York City. Her musical, The Mountain of Peace, which contains sixteen songs about peace and human rights, was sponsored by The University of North Florida, featuring a forty-member cast, during its Peace Awareness Week in 2007. Excerpts of this musical were also performed by students from The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, DC in connection with Inaugural celebrations in 2008 for President Obama.
Frances resides in both Florida and New York, and may be contacted through her websites, email, or phone., (904) 612-4503,,,