The Gift Theatre Welcomes Newest Ensemble Member Jennifer Glasse

The Gift Theatre Welcomes Newest Ensemble Member Jennifer GlasseThe Gift Theatre is pleased to welcome Jennifer Glasse as its newest Ensemble member. Glasse has appeared in The Gift's world premieres of Hang Man and A Life Extra Ordinary.

Comments The Gift Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton, "Jennifer's work is high wire acrobatics of the heart without a net. Over the years, we've watched Jennifer in awe as she slid effortlessly into different worlds and characters with a ferocious spirit and a presence and present-ness that electrifies anyone within a square mile. We're honored that Jennifer has joined The Gift Ensemble and look forward to collaborating again very soon."

Jennifer Glasse is over the moon and so grateful to become a Gift Ensemble member. Gift Theatre credits include: Hang Man and A Life Extra Ordinary. Other Chicago credits include: Breath, Boom (Eclipse Theatre), The Book Club Play (16th Street Theatre), The Mutilated (A Red Orchid Theatre), Love and Information (Remy Bumppo Theatre), Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Steppenwolf Garage), For My Brothers Whenever I May Find Them (Step Up Productions), The Mountaintop, The Misanthrope, Tartuffe (all u/s Court Theatre), The MLK Project (u/s Writers Theatre) The North Plan (Theatre Wit), Amuse Bouche (Pavement Group) and The Darkest Pit (Prop Theatre). Television credits include Chicago Fire. Jennifer is also a seasoned teaching artist and has taught all over Chicago at studios and theatres such as Acting Studio Chicago, Provision Theatre, Hope Theatre, and Chicago Lights. She has been a teaching artist at the Court Theatre with the August Wilson Monologue Competition since 2013. Jennifer received her degree in Musical Theatre from North Central College. She is also a graduate from The Conservatory at Act One Studios and The School at Steppenwolf of 2010. Jennifer is the Founder and Artistic Director of Hope Theatre Co. She is proudly represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent.

The Gift Ensemble also includes: Danny Ahlfeld, Maggie Andersen, Cyd Blakewell, Brittany Burch, Hillary Clemens, Jenny Connell Davis, John Kelly Connolly, Paul D'Addario, Brendan Donaldson, Will Eno, James D. Farrugio, Gregory Fenner, Ed Flynn, Gabriel Franken, John Gawlik, Andrew Hinderaker, Chika Ike, Evan Lee, Marti Lyons, Alexandra Main, Martel Manning, Laura Marks, Kenny Mihlfried, Benjamin Montague, Darci Nalepa, Keith Neagle, William Nedved, Lynda Newton, Sheldon Patinkin, Maureen Payne-Hahner, David Rabe, Mary Ann Thebus, Michael Patrick Thornton, Hannah Toriumi, Erica Weiss, Jay Worthington and Kyle Zornes.

The Gift's 17th season: Stacy Osei-Kuffour's world premiere of Hang Man, directed by Jess McLeod (March 2 - April 29, 2018); Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Monty Cole (June 1 - July 29, 2018); and the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's Cosmologies, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton (October 12 -December 9, 2018). The Gift subscribers ("Gifters") receive admission to three shows, free parking at Gale Street Inn, free admission to all Wednesday night "Natural Gas" improv shows and invitations to special subscriber-only special events. Subscribe at or by calling (773) 283-7071.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jennifer Glasse by Gretchen Kelley Photography.

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