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Jonathan Clark

Jonathan Clark
Year 1 Fellow

Knoxville, TN

Jonathan Clark was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. He was cast in The Carpetbag Theatre’s T.R.Y. Ensemble at the age of 13 and additionally began writing and performing spoken word poetry in and around Knoxville. Winning his first poetry slam at the age of 14, competing against poets much his elder, earned him the stage name, “Courageous.” Jonathan has continued his legacy with The Carpetbag Theatre having recently become the Executive/Artistic Director, transitioning from Artist to Arts Executive, and is currently touring college circuits across the country, performing and teaching spoken-word poetry.