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CHANDLER BROWNE, 23

Chandler Browne is a documentary theater maker, actor, storyteller, tap dancer, painter, and artist from Chicago, Illinois. She grew up with 826 CHI, a youth writing and tutoring center in Chicago, and it has been incredibly influential in her life. The organization gave Brown—, a little girl with a hyperactive imagination— a pen, paper and a powerful vehicle through which to voice her truth. Browne believes in the power of writing as an outlet for youth of all demographics to voice how they are affected by world issues, especially because they cannot vote or make legislative changes.

Browne has performed at the Beck Center for the Arts in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a 2014 graduate of American Theater Company in Chicago. In 2009, at the age of 12, Browne was published in Thanks and Have Fun Running the Country: Kids' Letters to President Obama published by McSweeney’s in conjunction with 826 National.

Since graduating from Oberlin as a Posse Scholar, Browne has been pursuing her creative career full time. She worked for Marc Platt Productions as their inaugural Johnathan Demme Intern, has acted in several short films and competed for her first feature length. She is ecstatic to return to the International Congress of Youth Voices as a delegate.