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The Chinese Lady: Take Action

But if we take the time to really look at each other. To really look at each other. Then we might see, through all that vastness and variance, something true and real and wonderful.  — The Chinese Lady Transformation takes time and requires purposeful and sustained action. Thank you for visiting this page in connection with our event “Setting the Stage: The Chinese Lady — Building a Bridge Toward Asian Visibility.” We invite you to ...
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A Greener TimeLine

TimeLine, a group of storytellers at heart, has been examining more closely the stories we tell—to ourselves and others. This means that we’re looking at the historical and present-day impacts of our choices and our resources. The push to uncover and to tell a different ...
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Education and art, hand in hand

As part of our Living History Education Program, we’re fortunate to collaborate with some incredible teachers and educators in bringing TimeLine’s mission into Chicago Public Schools. In honor of National Teacher Appreciation Day, we reached out to a few teachers currently working with Living History ...
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Plans, lessons, and next steps

Go Back to Our Future! You can now watch TimeLine’s 2021 virtual gala on demand via the link in this post. If our recent virtual gala Step Into TimeLine: Back to Our Future made one thing certain, it’s that we all—TimeLine artists, staff, and audience—can’t ...
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Designing TimeLine

Throughout this pandemic pause, TimeLine’s staff has been hard at work on the design phase for our future new home at 5033–5035 North Broadway Avenue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. And for many of us, the fact that this phase aligned with the pause has been ...
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Announcing new Artistic Producer of Innovative Partnerships

Today we’re excited to announce that Tiffany Fulson has been promoted to the newly created full-time position of Artistic Producer of Innovative Partnerships, effective immediately. Tiffany Fulson In this new position within the Living History Education Program, Tiffany will play a pivotal role in growing community-based programming, working to expand the diversity of perspectives reflected in TimeLine’s artistic programming and audience development, and contributing to strategic growth of Living History. The position also will be ...
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Experience the gratitude

She say when each of her boys came of age, she take ‘em to Old Hickory Lake.  Then say, ‘Pick a rock.’ And none of them know why, but she just tell ‘em, ‘Pick a rock, boy.’ And they did. And she say, ‘That’s your ...
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Surveying the experts: YOU

Earlier this year, when hopes about rapidly containing the pandemic were high, we updated our subscribers and audience members to let everyone know about our prospective plans. We didn’t have shows or dates to announce, but rather a promise and a commitment to our values:  ...
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Living History in a time of ‘squares’

Since 2006, TimeLine has been bringing its mission to Chicago Public Schools via the Living History Education Program. Over six to 13 in-classroom sessions, students are empowered to explore the connections between their own lives, TimeLine’s plays, and history. The plays in our season are ...
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Everyone’s history

If you explored our newest Strategic Plan in September’s Behind the ‘Line post, you saw that one of our Primary Excellence Goals (PEG) is “Everyone’s History.” While this PEG has been a formal part of our strategic plans since 2017, diversity, inclusion, and community-focused programming ...
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