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Lifeline Theatre Welcomes Three New Staff Members Photo Lifeline Theatre Welcomes Three New Staff Members
by Stephi Wild - Oct 5, 2022

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Paige Keedy as Production Manager, Nathan Crawford as Operations Manager/Accessibility Coordinator, and Merissa Stewart as Education Director, beginning in Summer 2022.  Reporting to Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and working in partnership with the Operations Manager, Keedy will be responsible for managing the overall production of all of Lifeline's programming. 

Photos: First Look at American Blues Theater's FENCES Photo Photos: First Look at American Blues Theater's FENCES
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2022

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, presents August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Monty Cole. Check out photos here!

VIDEO: First Look at FENCES at American Blues Theater Photo VIDEO: First Look at FENCES at American Blues Theater
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2022

American Blues Theater is presenting August Wilson's Fences, directed by Monty Cole through August 6, 2022. This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball League, who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Get a first look at the production here!

World Premiere of EXTRA YARN & More Announced for Lifeline Theatre 2022-2023 Season Photo World Premiere of EXTRA YARN & More Announced for Lifeline Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 13, 2022

Lifeline Theatre announced their 2022-23 season of Big Stories, Up Close. It’s a monumental year of unforgettable stories brought to life, from beloved classics to modern titles. The 2022-23 MainStage season features the Midwest premiere sequel Miss Holmes Returns, followed by a retelling of Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland’s From the Mississippi Delta.

Cast Announced for FENCES at American Blues Theater Photo Cast Announced for FENCES at American Blues Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

American Blues Theater has announced the cast of August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Monty Cole. The intimate and up-close production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama will play to a capacity of 60 people per performance from July 1-August 6, 2022, at Theater Wit,1229 W. Belmont Ave. 

Amelia Ablan Joins Lifeline Theatre As Production Manager Photo Amelia Ablan Joins Lifeline Theatre As Production Manager
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2021

‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč‚ÄčLifeline Theatre¬†welcomes¬†Amelia Ablan¬†to her new staff position as Production Manager, beginning June 2021.¬†Reporting directly to Artistic Director¬†Ilesa Duncan¬†and Managing Director¬†Allison Cain, Ablan will be responsible for overseeing the production processes for the company, collaborating closely with directors and the Artistic Director to fulfill the production needs for Lifeline's future live and digital programming.¬†¬†Ablan succeeds¬†Jennifer McClendon, who served as Production Manager since 2016, now heading to Providence, Rhode Island to Trinity Repertory Company as their new Producing Director.

The Gift Theatre Will Open its 2020 Season With THE PILLOWMAN Photo The Gift Theatre Will Open its 2020 Season With THE PILLOWMAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 27, 2020

The Gift Theatre will launch its 2020 Season with a revival of Martin McDonagh's masterpiece The Pillowman, directed by Laura Alcal√° Baker, playing February 27 - March 29, 2020 at The Gift's home at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.thegifttheatre.org or by calling (773) 283-7071. Season subscriptions packages are currently available. The press opening is Monday, March 2 at 7:30 pm.

Photo Flash: The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2020 Photo Photo Flash: The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2020
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 10, 2020

The Gift Theatre is pleased to present TEN 2020, the company's annual season kick-off festival of ten world premiere ten-minute pieces by The Gift and guest artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Directors Paul D'Addario and Emjoy Gavino.

The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2020 Photo The Gift Theatre Presents TEN 2020
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020

The Gift Theatre will present TEN 2020, the company's annual season kick-off festival of ten world premiere ten-minute pieces by The Gift and guest artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Directors Paul D'Addario and Emjoy Gavino. TEN will play January 9 - 18, 2020 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood. Tickets for TEN are free for Gift subscribers and $10 for the general public. Tickets are currently available at thegifttheatre.org or by calling the Gift's box office at 773-283-7071.

Casting Announced For The Gift Theatre's THE PILLOWMAN Photo Casting Announced For The Gift Theatre's THE PILLOWMAN
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 19, 2019

The Gift Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its revival of Martin McDonagh's masterpiece THE PILLOWMAN, directed by Laura Alcal√° Baker.

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VIDEO: First Look at FENCES at American Blues Theater Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at FENCES at American Blues Theater

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 6, 2022

American Blues Theater is presenting August Wilson's Fences, directed by Monty Cole through August 6, 2022. This is the sensational drama about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball League, who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Get a first look at the production here!