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Taneisha Duggan, is an actor and arts administrator. She began her acting training at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in Connecticut, and continued on to SUNY- Purchase College in The School of Theater Arts and Film. After college, Taneisha worked as a Marketing Coordinator at American Girl Place. She returned to acting full time in 2011 appearing on regional stages in Connecticut and New York, including TheaterWorks Hartford, Long Wharf, LaMama, and HartBeat Ensemble. She is currently Producing Associate at TheaterWorks in Hartford, CT. She sits on the Exploratory Committee of TheaterWorks? expansion, where she advocates for community engagement and partnership with local business and artists. During the Fellowship she will be actively working on the development of the TheaterWorks District, a collaborative project with the theater at its center. She believes that focused attention and effort from the non-profit sector, primarily arts organizations in a community's development is key to innovation and visionary thinking in urban planning.