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The Sharon Richardson file

July 15, 2018

Sharon Richardson

President

Acting Out Theatre Company

Personal: Grew up in Knoxville, Tenn. Moved here 27 years ago with her family. Has a 26-year-old daughter who has just finished graduate school in communications at Eastern Illinois University.

Education: A marketing major at the University of Tennessee with a master’s degree in secondary education from Olivet Nazarene University.

Profession: Community engagement and marketing director for the Bourbonnais Township Park District. “I have two full-time jobs (though one is volunteer),” she said.

Theatrical background: She was a member of her high school drama club and served for nine years on the Kankakee Valley Theater Board, but never appeared on stage.

Community activities: Her crush of time pretty much squeezes everything out, but Acting Out, she says, tries to work with many other community groups.

Hobbies and relaxation: Flower gardening. Walking, particularly at the Perry Farm and on the Briarcliff pathway. “It’s my way to de-stress,” she says. Enjoys going to theater.

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