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The cast of POCKET: Getting to know Ayanna Bria Bakari

Ayanna Bria Bakari Midway through the run of Too Heavy for your Pocket, we’re going backstage to get to know the four actors who are embodying the show’s undeniably courageous characters. You can read our first interview with Jennifer Latimore, who plays Sally-Mae Carter, here. Next we reached out to Ayanna Bria Bakari, the actress playing Evelyn Brandon, Bowzie Brandon’s wife.  Tell us the story of when you first knew you wanted to become an actor. ...
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The cast of POCKET: Getting to know Jennifer Latimore

  Jennifer Latimore Mid-way through the run of Too Heavy for Your Pocket, we’re going backstage to get to know the four actors who are embodying the show’s undeniably courageous characters. Our first interview is with Jennifer Latimore, who portrays Sally-Mae Carter. Tell us the ...
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CARDBOARD Cast 101: Getting to know Kearstyn Keller

Kearstyn Keller It’s our final two weeks of the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano! Before these four lovely actors take their final bows on March 17, we thought we’d pull back the curtain and get to know them outside their work bringing this heartfelt show ...
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CARDBOARD Cast 101: Getting to know Freedom Martin

Freedom Martin It’s the final two weeks of the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano! Before these four lovely actors take their final bows on March 17, we thought we’d pull back the curtain and get to know them outside their work bringing this heartfelt show ...
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CARDBOARD Cast 101: Getting to know Kai A. Ealy

Kai Ealy We’re in our final two weeks of the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano! Before these four lovely actors take their final bows on March 17, we thought we’d pull back the curtain and get to know them outside their work bringing this heartfelt ...
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CARDBOARD Cast 101: Getting to know Adia Alli

Adia Alli We’re heading into our final two weeks of the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano! Before these four lovely actors take their final bows on March 17, we thought we’d pull back the curtain and get to know them outside their work bringing this heartfelt show to life. First up is Adia Alli, who debuted on our main stage as Adiel and Ruth in Cardboard Piano and also appeared in the First Draft Festival ...
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A season of giving

As we celebrate this season of giving and take a moment to feel gratitude for life’s gifts, TimeLine would like to acknowledge and thank all those who attended performances of A Shayna Maidel and Master Class this fall and contributed to various organizations making a ...
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Announcing a site for our new home

What a momentous moment! This week, TimeLine completed the purchase of property located at 5033–5035 North Broadway Avenue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The property, which encompasses a five-story, 45,120-square-foot warehouse building plus a vacant lot near the corner of Broadway and Argyle, is planned as ...
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Early history of 5035 Broadway

Engraving at top of 5035 N. Broadway, showing name of the building’s original owner. The building located at 5035 North Broadway in Chicago, purchased in December 2018 to be the site of TimeLine’s future home, was built in the 1910s by W.C. Reebie & Brother, ...
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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. ...
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