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I decided I wanted to pursue acting after reading A Raisin in the Sun when I was 14 years old. However, growing up on the West Side, I was never given access to arts training and always had to leave my neighborhood to find opportunities.”- Co-Artistic Director Jennifer Glasse

The new mission of giftED. will focus on planting The Gift in schools and communities in the Garfield Park/West Humboldt Park neighborhoods to create safe spaces where young people can be exposed to professional theatre training.