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To Catch a Fish: Behind-the-scenes with Linda Bright Clay

Linda Bright Clay To finish out the run of our world premiere of To Catch a Fish, we asked our actors to share their thoughts about the events in the play and their experiences with the show. Today we finish out our series with Linda Bright Clay (Brenda Cameron), and her thoughts on love, vulnerability, and the intimacy of performing in TimeLine’s 99-seat space. To Catch A Fish is based on the story of Chauncey Wright, ...
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“We had to let our characters shine through”

“To Catch a Fish” director Ron OJ Parson (from left) and playwright Brett Neveu, with investigative journalist John Diedrich in Milwaukee. In a recent conversation with co-dramaturg Tanya Palmer (TP), playwright Brett Neveu (BN) describes the writing and research process for To Catch a Fish, developed through TimeLine’s Playwrights Collective. TP: When you joined the Playwrights Collective, did you come to the group with a specific project in mind? BN: Ben Thiem (TimeLine’s Literary Manager) ...
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You can take a class on this

As a Company Member and Resident Dramaturg at TimeLine, I have often left a post-show discussion with audience members saying to me, “I could take a whole class on that.” Dramaturg Maren Robinson (wearing the red hat) and Beyond the ‘Line class participants during a ...
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An interview with playwright Anna Ziegler

Playwright Anna Ziegler Enjoy this “Backstory Bonus” interview between TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers (PJP) and playwright Anna Ziegler (AZ): (PJP) Can you share how this play began for you? (AZ) I was interested in writing about gender, and I discovered a Rolling Stone article ...
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Exploring the roots of a revolution

Something profound is happening around gender, whether we choose to see it or not. – National Geographic Earlier this year National Geographic declared us to be in the midst of a “gender revolution.” It’s no secret that issues affecting transgender and intersex people have recently ...
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“She knows Greek!”

Warning: the following blog post contains spoilers for In The Next Room or the vibrator play.  Melissa Canciller as Mrs. Sabrina Daldry (left) and Dana Tretta as Annie in TimeLine’s production of “In the Next Room or the vibrator play.” So many of the most ...
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