Tamara Kissane (Playwright) is a Durham-based playwright, theatre-maker, parent, and podcaster for Artist Soapbox (www.artistsoapbox.org). In 2020, Tamara was the Piedmont Laureate and received Outstanding Contribution to the Arts from Chatham Life & Style. Recent projects include: the Declaration of Love Anthology (2020), The New Colossus (2020), Master Builder (2019), and several serial audio pieces in development. (Currently, she’s working feverishly on several audio/virtual/theatre projects of her own, as well as helping other writers with their projects, all while social-distancing and mom-ing hard for her two young children.)
Aurelia Belfield is a multi-hyphenate drawn to all mediums. She's appeared as a performer in projects like: I Love My Hair; as playwright for A Doll's House: Remodeled; as the executive producer of The New Colossus audio drama, and as a music supervisor for film, television, and commercials.
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: 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). Most recently, she has enjoyed working with playwrights on new works such as Orange Light by Howard Craft, XIX by Jacqueline Lawton, and the new audio drama, The New Colossus by Tamara Kissane. Carly received her training at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned degrees in Vocal Performance, Black Music History, and Arts Administration. She is excited to work on this new work created specifically for the Zoom world! Stay tuned for her next projects: www.carlyprentisjones.com
Theater credits- “Pride and Prejudice,” “Nicholas Nickelby” (Playmakers Rep) “Hamlet,” “Saint Joan” (Bedlam). TV credits include “Madame Secretary,” “The Good Wife,” “The Blacklist,” and “The Newsroom.” Bachelors: Pace University MFA: UNC Chapel Hill. Thanks as always to Caitlin and Hal.