Living History Education Program

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“I went to see Paradise Blue and I was blown away”

My name is Mariam and I am going into my junior year at Westinghouse College Prep High School. During my last month as a sophomore, I and my fellow classmates were granted the opportunity to work with TimeLine Theatre as they put on Paradise Blue by Dominique Morisseau. During the few weeks we were together, my classmates and I were allowed a glimpse into the “behind-the-scenes” life of the actors and others involved in this ...
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“Acting It Out” on sale now!

For more than 10 years, TimeLine has been stepping off the stage and into the classroom with its Living History Education Program. Led by founding Company Member and Director of Education Juliet Hart, Living History’s teaching artists collaborate with classroom teachers to create lesson plans ...
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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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A community dialogue

Recently TimeLine, in collaboration with North Grand High School, presented a one-night-only staged reading of My Kind of Town, the play by John Conroy that puts a human face on the police torture scandal that has plagued Chicago for more than three decades; it was ...
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From the classroom: Connecting to history

Four high school students arrange themselves in front of the class. One of them has taken a black hoodie and put it over her head like a bag. The other two stand, fingers holding the invisible trigger of a gun, held close against their eyes—which ...
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Learning from Living History

As my third season working for TimeLine’s Living History Education Program comes to a close, the school year for the Chicago Public School students we work with has also finished up. Our last student matinee and post-show discussion has come and gone, the final written response has been turned in, and the last student scene has been performed. Yet, this is by no means the end of Living History: The education program is growing beautifully, ...
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