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New faces at TimeLine

The TimeLine family is expanding! We’re so pleased to announce the addition of several new artists and community leaders to our ranks. Chicago artists Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Wardell Julius Clark, Charles Andrew Gardner, and Anish Jethmalani have been named TimeLine Company Members, effective immediately. Additionally, JoAnne Dobrick, Anne Voshel, Richard G. Weinberg, and Nicholas Yassan are joining TimeLine’s Board of Directors, and Jared Bellot is joining as a new Associate Artist. COMPANY MEMBERS “These ...
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Rooted in Greatness

TimeLine is proud to be part of a very special new public art project that launched this week: Rooted in Greatness—a first-of-its-kind video art exhibit showcasing and honoring noteworthy Illinoisans. Three trees on the McCormick Square campus display famous Illinoisans in the new public art ...
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To Catch a Fish: Behind-the-scenes with AnJi White

AnJi White With performances of To Catch A Fish heading in to their final weeks, we wanted to take some time to talk to the actors and give them a chance to share about their experience with the show. So we’ll be releasing features on some of the cast members as they share about themselves and what makes this play an important part of Chicago’s summer theatre scene. To Catch A Fish is inspired by ...
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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, ...
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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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