Lindsay Krumbein knew that creating a stimulating and physically challenging environment for youth and young adults would inspire them to meet the challenge. With this vision in mind, she founded Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre, an Oakland-based theatre company offering free classes to the participants. Forming body sculptures is one example of the physical theatre activities that the youth discover. “Our unique space inspires young adults to risk and explore, developing leadership, confidence and compassion for their human family through the production of powerful theatre” says Krumbein. This unique theatre company produces edgy, relevant, professional work. Most of the participants begin with no theatre experience and many have never seen a play. Plays are produced and presented in downtown Oakland. In December 2014, productions of “Fugee” were presented and “Much Ado About Nothing” will be presented in May 2015. Bread for the Journey of Oakland was honored to provide $400 to Gritty City Repertory Youth Theatre.