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TimeLine Theatre: 15 years

On Friday night, TimeLine celebrated our 15th Anniversary with a huge party at the Hotel InterContinental Chicago — Step Into Time: 1962 welcomed 300 guests to reflect on the 15 incredible years that have brought TimeLine from humble beginnings to where it is today. At the event, we premiered a new video, featuring interviews with founders, artists and supporters as well as archival footage. Check it out, and let us know what your favorite TimeLine ...
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Congratulations, Chicago theatre!

TimeLine’s Company Members (from left): Juliet Hart, David Parkes, PJ Powers, Ben Thiem, Nick Bowling, Janet Ulrich Brooks and Lara Goetsch at the 2011 Equity Jeff Awards. Last night the entire TimeLine Company, members of the Board of Directors and representatives from all four of ...
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A terrific day in New York

Getting up at 4 am is not my idea of starting a day off right. By a longshot. But I made an exception one week ago, and it was more than worth it. Why the early rise? I was headed, along with TimeLine Managing Director ...
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Remembering 9/11

The kick-off to TimeLine’s 2011-12 season has been busier than ever before, with two shows opening at two different venues, A Walk in the Woods at Theater Wit and The Pitmen Painters at our home on Wellington Avenue). I couldn’t be more proud of each of ...
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17 nominations

It’s been a big week at TimeLine!  A Walk in the Woods is underway at Theater Wit, The Pitmen Painters starts in just a few days, and on Wednesday the Joseph Jefferson Committee announced that TimeLine has matched the Goodman Theatre’s total of most nominations ...
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TimeLine’s All Star

A few months ago, TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers had a special plea for the readers of this blog: Vote online to help him become one of 25 “All Star” former guests of WTTW’s “Check, Please!” restaurant review show to be invited back for the show’s upcoming season. In the days that followed, TimeLine fans responded, and PJ ended up becoming the #1 All-Star, beating out even President Barack Obama! This week comes the payoff ...
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Company of the Year!

On the eve of Christmas Eve, texts and emails started flying among TimeLine’s staff, Company and Board members, as news broke that Terry Teachout had named TimeLine his “Company of the Year” in The Wall Street Journal.  Wow! Amidst the congratulations and messages of thanks ...
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Celebrating 100 years of Baird Hall

The cornerstone of Wellington Avenue United Church of Christ was laid on Thanksgiving morning, November 24, 1910. The church celebrated its centennnial with a special benefit event on October 23. Last weekend, several of my TimeLine colleagues and I had the opportunity to attend a ...
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2010 Equity Jeff Awards

TimeLine enjoyed a great evening celebrating the 2009-10 Chicago theatre season last night, celebrating with friends and colleagues from this amazing theatre community, and capping the night with the 2010 Equity Jeff Award for Outstanding Production, Play (Midsize Theater) for The Farnsworth Invention! Look closely ...
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An ever-changing role

On Sunday I took part in the Company Member Discussion after the matinee performance of Frost/Nixon — a discussion that is always one of my favorite events during each production. It is when the TimeLine Company Members — the group that collectively selects the plays in ...
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