Celebrating 40 years of the Black Ensemble Theater with founder Jackie Taylor

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Justin Kaufmann and Jackie Taylor

Jackie Taylor, Founder and Executive Director of the Black Ensemble Theater joins Justin to talk about her amazing career, when she first became interested in acting, working on “Cooley High,” why she decided to start a theater company, how the theater scene has changed over the years, why she stayed in Chicago, the mission of the Black Ensemble Theater, doing theater in Chicago for 40 years, what she plans to do next and the current production of “The Marvin Gaye Story.”

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