General Manager

Dan McArdle joined TimeLine as the company’s first General Manager in the fall of 2014. He recently concluded a 6-year term as a member of the Board of Directors with the League of Chicago Theatres where he served three years as Treasurer.

Prior to TimeLine, Dan spent three seasons as Managing Director of The Neo-Futurists, producing more than 750 public events including the company’s first international collaboration, SWEET CHILD OF MINE, devised by Bron Batten. During his tenure on staff, Dan oversaw numerous production extensions, expanded local touring efforts, and initiated new ticketing policies to stimulate financial security.

Dan holds an MFA degree in Arts Leadership from DePaul University, where he combined coursework with a full-time fellowship at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Dan served previously as Finance Manager of Lookingglass Theatre Company; Artistic Company Member and General Manager of Theatre Seven of Chicago; and also held positions with Goodman Theatre, Westport Country Playhouse in Connecticut, and the Forestburgh Playhouse in New York State.

A Downers Grove native, Dan received a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Contact Dan McArdle:

773-281-8463 x 31

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