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Ep. 69: A Conversation with Carly Prentis Jones

For Carly Prentis Jones, music and artivism are just part of her DNA. Hear what she has to say about the intersection of art and activism, music, colorism, and more.

About the Guest

Raleigh native, Carly Prentis Jones, is a theatre artist and vocalist performing on stages throughout the Triangle. She is a versatile performer – spanning opera, musical theatre, classic and contemporary theatre. Some of her most favorite performance credits include: Orange Light (Bulldog Productions); Camila in In The Heights (North Carolina Theatre); Justice in Rock of Ages and Nettie in Carousel (Theatre Raleigh); Lady In Green in For Colored Girls…, and Dorothy in The Wiz (Burning Coal Theatre); Colleen/Marge in Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play and Baba Yaga in The Fairytale Live of Russian Girls (Manbites Dog Theatre); Rachel in The How & The Why (Triangle Women’s Theatre Festival); Nettie in The Color Purple, Sarah in Ragtime, and Lily in The Secret Garden (Justice Theatre Project). As a classically trained singer, Carly also enjoys performing as an active recitalist. She received her training at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned degrees in Vocal Performance and Black Music History, and a minor in arts administration. Carly believes that the arts can be used as a unique tool to cultivate empathy and bridge divisions throughout our diverse country. Stay tuned for her next projects: www.carlyprentisjones.com.

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