VOICES OF CARMEN is a musical adaptation of the opera Carmen and a new work developed through youth centered conversation and collaboration. This original production written, directed, and choreographed by CJay Philip, will debut in Baltimore, MD July 30th - August 2nd, 2019 before being presenting at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Aug 3rd.
This show set in a High School, is filled with fresh yet familiar renditions of George Bizet’s compositions, as well as a dozen original songs from pop to hip hop and R&B.
A theme within the production is crossroads and the critical moments of reaction that lead you down one road or another. Post performance dialogue examine varying levels of conflict and resolution.