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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 difference in the community. Lobby exhibit highlighting community organizations during “A Shayna Maidel.” Throughout the run of A Shayna Maidel, TimeLine highlighted six community organizations doing work around themes represented ...
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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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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 ...
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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 pushed to the forefront of news cycles and legislative agendas alike. Much of the discussion, of course, is sensationalized. And as a result, art that sheds light on these stories ...
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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 work of art inspired by PARADISE

True Jazz is a living, breathing thing. Melodies dance about, changing and shifting as different instruments take the forefront. A smooth piano solo flows into a trumpet riff that inspires a bouncing bass take over, which creates a new foundation—leading the whole lot to start all ...
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Writing history, with space and time

As we welcome a second group of playwrights in residence as part of TimeLine’s Playwrights Collective, the company’s new-play incubator, we wanted to reflect on all the incredible work that has happened since the program was first launched in 2013. Over the past three years, ...
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