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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 the site of a renovated facility to house our future operations and to support and expand TimeLine’s mission of presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today’s social and ...
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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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Inside A SHAYNA MAIDEL with playwright Barbara Lebow

                 Playwright Barbara Lebow During the rehearsal process for A Shayna Maidel, dramaturg Deborah Blumenthal spoke with playwright Barbara Lebow about her process creating the play and its resonance in today’s world. Learn more about the powerful play in her ...
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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 Linda Bright Clay

Linda Bright Clay To finish out the run of our world premiere of To Catch a Fish, we asked our actors to share their thoughts about the events in the play and their experiences with the show. Today we finish out our series with Linda Bright Clay (Brenda Cameron), and her thoughts on love, vulnerability, and the intimacy of performing in TimeLine’s 99-seat space. To Catch A Fish is based on the story of Chauncey Wright, ...
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