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Christopher Jackson

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Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
When he was a kid, he was very emotional, and often found himself frustrated because he didn't know how to express his feelings.
One day, a teacher gave him The Crucible, which was the first play he ever read.
He realized that the arts gave him the freedom to finally accurately express himself.
Followed his dreams to New York City, the most expensive city in the country.
Remembers only having a can of beans to eat for dinner and having to call his mom for $20 dollar wire transfers.
When he met the guys from Back House Productions, it was his first experience with a theater company.
Saw his future collaborator Anthony Veneziale running an "all hands on deck" troupe, and he loved their energy, wanted to be in the room with them.
He was cast in the production company's In the Heights, a hip-hop/rap musical that won multiple Tony Awards and a Grammy.
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Career

Musician / Actor

I'm an artist who observes and expresses the human condition through many mediums.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Acting & Theatre
Music
Communicating / Sharing Stories

Day to Day

I am usually working on new material or preparing for a show or performance.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Give yourself permission at the beginning of whatever you are doing to just go for it.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I don't think I can do this. "

Challenges I Overcame

Discrimination
Financial

Interviewed By

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The Road to TEACH

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