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A reminder of all that connects

I’m not a math guy. Never really have been and never really aspired to be. Like many “creative types,” the thought of math, equations or formulas makes my eyes glaze over and blood run cold. In college, I used my theatre curriculum as a protective shield to enroll in only one math class—what was referred to as “kiddie math” by my father (who is a math guy). But, despite my best efforts to keep them ...
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An intense collaborative process

A Disappearing Number calls for projections, mathematics on stage, live music, Indian dance, time travel, altered sound and a set that magically transforms itself. When first created by Complicite, the play was devised collaboratively, and TimeLine’s approach to this new production also has been incredibly ...
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Influential Women Leaders: Your Suggestions

With a fond farewell, this weekend we closed Kate Hennig’s The Last Wife—a bold, modern twist on the life of King Henry VIII’s last wife, Katherine Parr. If you were able to join us during the run, you know that part of our lobby display ...
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Test Your Blink: The Results

So many of you tested your blink on the five images we had in the lobby during the run of Bakersfield Mist that it has taken us some time to tally the answers and give you the results, plus pick prize winners from among those ...
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An interview with Kate Hennig

During rehearsals, TimeLine’s Associate Artistic Director (and director of The Last Wife) Nick Bowling (NB) caught up with playwright Kate Hennig (KH). Playwright Kate Hennig (NB) You are a well-known actress, particularly for your work at the Stratford Festival and throughout Canada. I know you ...
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Trumbull Project Update

Today it was announced via 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O’Connor that TimeLine has ended our involvement with developer Svigos Asset Management’s project to renovate the Lyman Trumbull Elementary School in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. It had previously been announced in August 2015 that Svigos had won the bid process to purchase Trumbull School from Chicago’s Board of Education, and that they intended to partner with us to develop a mixed-use project featuring a combination of residential ...
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The Context: Teri Horton

Everybody knows a fairy tale starts out, ‘Once upon a time’ but a truck driver’s tale starts out ‘You ain’t gonna believe this shit.’ – Teri Horton Teri Horton pictured with her painting on a poster promoting the documentary about her journey. Bakersfield Mist is ...
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Interview with Lucy Kirkwood

During rehearsals, Associate Artistic Director and Chimerica director Nick Bowling (NB) caught up with British playwright Lucy Kirkwood (LK) to ask about the inspirations for the play, America’s blind spots, and the meaning of Tank Man. (NB) What was the impetus to write a play about “Tank Man”? ...
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Thankful for this experience

After 77 performances, Dominique Morisseau’s hit play Sunset Baby is closing this Sunday, April 10. We’ve had an incredible run of audiences who have been able to experience this volcanic production, and we’ve been particularly proud to welcome more than 500 high school students from Chicago Public ...
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Interview with Dominique Morisseau

Back during rehearsals for Sunset Baby, Artistic Director PJ Powers (PJP) talked with playwright Dominique Morisseau (DM) about the inspiration of history, using her voice as an artist, plans for her Detroit Cycle, and more. (PJP) One of the many reasons TimeLine has been so drawn to ...
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