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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. 

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.

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.

Lifeline Theatre's FRANKENSTEIN Adds Two Week Extension Through 11/11 Photo Lifeline Theatre's FRANKENSTEIN Adds Two Week Extension Through 11/11
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2018

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces nine added performances of its critically-acclaimed production of Frankenstein, adapted by Lifeline ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist.

Chicago Theatres Announce FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed Photo Chicago Theatres Announce FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 10, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company, Court Theatre and Manual Cinema, Lifeline Theatre, and Remy Bumppo Theatre Company announce FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed, a one-time-only event exploring the four productions of this classic tale coming to Chicago stages during the 2018-2019 season. FRANKENSTEIN: Unearthed takes place September 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Lookingglass Theatre Company. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=85009b. Lookingglass is located at 821 N Michigan Avenue at Pearson.

Lifeline Theatre Presents World Premiere Adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN Photo Lifeline Theatre Presents World Premiere Adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2018

LifelineTheatre presents Frankenstein, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, Kauzlaric and Holmquist, creators of The Island of Dr. Moreau in 2007 (winner of five Non-Equity Jeff Awards, including Production-Play and New Adaptation), return to the world of psychological suspense.

Lifeline Theatre Announces New Casting Director Photo Lifeline Theatre Announces New Casting Director
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018

Lifeline Theatre welcomes ensemble member Andres Enriquez to his new staff position as casting director, beginning February 2018. Reporting directly to Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and Managing Director Allison Cain, Enriquez will be responsible for overseeing the audition processes for the company, collaborating closely with directors to fulfill the casting needs for Lifeline's three MainStage and three KidSeries productions every season.

Lifeline Announces 2018-2019 Season Lineup Photo Lifeline Announces 2018-2019 Season Lineup
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2018

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and the artistic ensemble announce their 2018-19 season of Big Stories, Up Close. It's another year of unforgettable stories brought to life, from beloved classics to modern titles.

Lifeline Announces Six New Ensemble Members Photo Lifeline Announces Six New Ensemble Members
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 6, 2017

Lifeline Theatre is proud to announce six new members of its artistic ensemble: Bilal Dardai, Andr s Enriquez, Diane D. Fairchild, Anthony Kayer, Martel Manning, and Michael McKeogh. Lifeline's ensemble determines the company's artistic programming and provides leadership, support, and counsel in the play development process.

Lifeline Theatre's MISS HOLMES Adds Four Week Extension, Through November 27
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2016

To accommodate extraordinary ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces seventeen added performances of its Jeff Recommended and critically-acclaimed production of Miss Holmes, a new play by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher M. Walsh (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation, A Tale of Two Cities), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production-Play, The Island of Dr. Moreau; Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Griffin Theatre), inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.