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To Catch a Fish: Behind-the-scenes with Stephen Walker and Tiffany Addison

In our next installment of To Catch A Fish interviews, we reached out to a couple of the cast members for a quick game of “Rapid Questions.” Actors Stephen Walker (Dex Farwell) and Tiffany Addison (Rochelle Walker) shared their thoughts on the show and gave a humorous glimpse into the life of an actor. To Catch A Fish is based on the story of Chauncey Wright, a man suffering from brain damage who was tricked ...
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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 online by John Colapinto about David Reimer. It was so compelling and strange and sad. I pitched the story to the Sloan Foundation’s play-commissioning arm and happily, got the commission. ...
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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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A second chance with Sarah Ruhl

Tonight we open the second production of TimeLine’s 21st Season, Sarah Ruhl’s funny and beautiful In the Next Room or the vibrator play. We couldn’t be happier to have Sarah’s work on our stage, at long last, after years admiring her artistry. I admit, however, ...
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Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

TimeLine’s mission is to learn from the past to better understand where we are today and to inform what we do tomorrow. With widening divides in our country, it seems harder and harder to identify what lessons have truly been learned from history. What progress ...
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