“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” // Arthur Ashe
Jacklyn Rosa is the Co- Founder and Managing Director of Artists for Creative Theatre, inc. a non-profit organization that has worked with many artists, and was developed to provide acting, film and music workshops for young adults interested in the performing arts but have little to no experience in the field. All provided at a low cost or free of charge. We also produce an annual Film Festival dedicated to inspired film makers interested in exposing their short films. Jacklyn was born and raised in Williamsburg,Brooklyn where she received her first acting role as an actor/educator at Teatro El Puente a youth theatre group that educates young adults about the dangers of HIV/AIDS. As an Actor/Activist she soon learned that teaching through the performing arts can be a powerful tool. This led her to Empire State College where she received her Bachelor's degree in Arts and majored in Theater in education and Media communications. She has also volunteered as Events Coordinator for the International Puerto Rican Heritage Film Festival and worked on the short film El Tumbe Directed by Veronica Caicedo as a Production Assistant. She has both performed on stage and behind the scenes in several theatre venues such as the Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, La Tea and Cherry Lane Theater. She was also featured in the fall issue of Inner Vibrations Magazine for her philanthropic efforts to raise diversity for the hispanic community and her community as a whole.
Jacklyn Rosa was on "Siempre Mujer magazine" 7th annual list of inspiring Hispanic women. Jacklyn is also a committee member of the Winter Summer Institute, a theatre company devoted to using applied theatre for collaboration of vastly different cultures, to engage in problem solving, improvise and to create fabulous theater.