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Our History

Founded in 2009 by Dr. Rosette Jarriett-Rodrigue, Magnified Gift Theater Company is a nationwide leader in the presentation of new and collaborative works. Jarriett, who holds a B.A from Columbia College Chicago, an M.F.A from Regent University, and D.M. in Management, has written, published, and produced several theatrical productions in Chicago. She has performed in many theatrical works, films, dance, and commercials. Her vision of an ideal theater comprises one that would combine professional training for the youth with the highest possible performance standard and stories that will cultivate audiences. Under Dr. Jarriett's visionary leadership, Magnified Gift Theater Company has established itself as a beacon of excellence in the performing arts. Our mission is to provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents, while fostering a culture of innovation, creativity, and community engagement. By presenting new and collaborative works, we aim to inspire, educate, and entertain diverse audiences, while promoting cross-cultural understanding and social cohesion. With a focus on nurturing the next generation of theater professionals, we offer specialized training programs, workshops, and mentorship opportunities that empower young artists to reach their full potential. Join us in our pursuit of artistic excellence and let us magnify the gift of theater together!

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Our Mission

Magnified Gift Theater Company is a not for profit arts organization dedicated to bringing the greatest works.  Magnified Gift's  purpose is to provide extensive educational programming for the youth, to support local artists,  and to enrich our communities  with exceptional contemporary theater works that involve real-life experiences.

Fast forward to 10 years later, Magnified Gift Theater Company has produced many productions and performed over 50 performances, attracting thousands of audience members. Some popular productions include; Lost in Time, Women of the Bible, Two Torn Apart, Sunflower Seeds and Passin' Where the River Bends.  We have developed an outlet for the youth to express their minds and human connectivity.

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