Expanding the Family

Big news! TimeLine is expanding our core artistic team of Company Members, welcoming new Associate Artists, and adding to our Board of Directors.

We’re thrilled to announce that Chicago artists Behzad Dabu and Ron OJ Parson have been named Company Members, effective immediately.

Company Members

Ron OJ Parson (left) and Behzad Dabu

Company Members are the artistic leaders of TimeLine, working together to shape the artistic vision and choose the programming for the organization.

A creative force around Chicago for more than two decades, Ron most recently directed our current acclaimed production of Sunset Baby, as well as 2013’s sold-out hit A Raisin in the Sun.

And you’ve seen Behzad, one of the rising stars of Chicago theatre, on TimeLine’s stage in Inana, Blood and Gifts, and as an original cast member of The History Boys. Most recently he appeared at the Goodman Theatre in Disgraced.

We’re also adding 11 Associate Artistswho serve as advisers in artistic planning and work to enhance the work culture and environment of TimeLine. These new Associate Artists have all made enormous contributions to TimeLine, including work with productions on our stage and in the Living History Education Program: Tyla AbercrumbieWardell Julius ClarkCharles Andrew GardnerMegan GeignerDennis William GrimesJerod HaynesKymberly MellenMike NussbaumAndré PluessChris Rickett and Demetrios Troy.

By adding these individuals we are furthering the vision of TimeLine’s founders — to build a collective of artists with varied skills, backgrounds, points of view and aesthetics who work as a team to help shape seasons that are diverse, unique and mission-centric. — PJ Powers, Artistic Director

Finally, we are honored to recognize three business and community leaders who have recently joined TimeLine Theatre’s Board of Directors: Philip Cable (President, John A. Cable Foundation), Sondra Healy (Co-Chairman, Turtle Wax, Inc.) and William A. Obenshain (Executive Director, Center for Financial Services, DePaul University).

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