Flying Carpet Artist Wins Prestigious Prize!!

Congratulations to Flying Carpet’s “Virtu-STORY-osity” artist Shontina Vernon for receiving the 2016 “Artist As Activist Fellowship” from the Rauschenberg Foundation. Shontina will be given the opportunity to spend two years creatively investigating America’s epidemic of mass incarceration.  

This year, Shontina is also working with Flying Carpet Theatre to create a new version of her solo performance (filled with live blues, pop, and funk music) entitled Forging Ahead, which addresses her own experience with prison system in the United States. We couldn’t be more thrilled for Shontina and are looking forward to workshopping this dynamic show in the fall!


Shontina Vernon was one of ten artists selected for this prestigious prize.