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THE INSPIRATION CAFÉ: THE UPTOWN TRILOGY, PART I

Written on commission for Scrap Mettle SOUL, this script adapts the true story of Uptown Chicago’s Inspiration Café as told by Chicago’s Uptown residents. Now a multimillion-dollar non-profit serving Uptown Chicago’s homeless population, the Inspiration Café began with one woman serving sandwiches from a little red wagon; this play tracks the institution’s growth. Jacob worked with director Stefan Brün and composer Steven Rasberry and a diverse ensemble of non-professional actors from Uptown to create this unique performance. The goal was not to make literature but to give voice to these often ignored residents of Chicago.

For a copy of the script, contact Jacob at info@jacobjuntunen.com.

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