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"When I work with students, I aim to create a learning space where young people can discover and own their unique stories and voices. I believe theatre education provides an invaluable playground for young people to practice imagination, empathy, and collaboration with their community and themselves. I hope the joy and bravery my student partners and I cultivate together can change each of us for the better by making us more curious, better listeners, and more playful."

GRACE GRINDELL​ (she/her) ​is a teaching artist and playwright originally from Atlanta, Georgia. In Chicago, she has worked with Raven Theater, Victory Gardens Theater, Interrobang Theatre Project, and Momentary Theatre, and she holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from The Theatre School at DePaul University. Grace currently teaches in an after school program called Youth Guidance at Ravenswood Elementary school, and she could not be more excited to join the Creative Root community.