Timeline Theatre Announces New Company Members

TimeLine Theatre Company, named one of the nation's top 10 emerging professional theatres by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, is thrilled to announce that Mildred Marie Langford, Mechelle Moe and Maren Robinson have been named Company Members at the theater, effective immediately.

TimeLine also announces that casting is nearly complete for the plays in its 2012-13 season. Chicago actors who will be a part of the season include Kareem Bandealy, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Jessie Fisher, Steve Haggard, Terry Hamilton, Timothy Edward Kane, David Parkes, Rebecca Spence and Craig Spidle, among others.

Complete casting details are listed below.


TimeLine Theatre's Company Members are the artistic leaders of the company, working collaboratively together to shape the artistic vision and choose the programming for the organization. Langford, Moe and Robinson join current Company Members Nick Bowling, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Lara Goetsch, Juliet Hart, David Parkes, PJ Powers and Ben Thiem.

"These three artists already have exemplified tremendous thought leadership at TimeLine, representing our mission, vision and values through their work on productions and the Living History Education Program," TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers said. "We look forward to their contributions as we keep elevating the work on our stage and in classrooms, and explore opportunities for engaging audiences in dialogue about our mission and the themes and issues of TimeLine productions.""

Powers continued: "By adding them to the Company we also further the commitment that TimeLine's founders had — to build a collective of artists with varied skills, backgrounds, points of view and aesthetics who work as a team to help shape seasons that are diverse, unique and mission-centric."

Biographies for Langford, Moe and Robinson are below.


Concurrent with the addition of these three new Company Members, TimeLine announces casting for the majority of roles in its 2012-13 season:

The cast for the Chicago premiere of 33 VARIATIONS by Moisés Kaufman, directed by Nick Bowling, features Janet Ulrich Brooks (Dr. Katherine Brandt), Ian Paul Custer (Mike Clark), Jessie Fisher (Clara Brandt), Terry Hamilton (Ludwig van Beethoven), Juliet Hart (Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger), Michael Kingston (Anton Diabelli) and Matthew Krause (Anton Schindler). 33 VARIATIONS runs August 24 – October 21, 2012 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.

The cast for the world premiere of WASTELAND by Susan Felder, directed by William Brown, features Nate Burger (Joe) and Steve Haggard (Riley). WASTELAND runs October 12 – December 30, 2012 at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.

The cast for the Chicago premiere of CONCERNING STRANGE DEVICES FROM THE DISTANT WEST by Naomi Iizuka, directed by Lisa Portes, features Kroydell Galima (Hiro, Ensemble), Michael McKeogh (Farsari, Dmitri Mendelssohn), Rebecca Spence (Isabel Hewlett), Craig Spidle (Edmund Hewlett) and Tiffany Villarin (Kiku, Ensemble). CONCERNING STRANGE DEVICES FROM THE DISTANT WEST runs January 15 – April 14, 2013 at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago.

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