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The Factory Theater to Launch THE FACTORY ZONE, a Two-Night Event Featuring a Collect Photo The Factory Theater to Launch THE FACTORY ZONE, a Two-Night Event Featuring a Collection of Eight Plays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

The Factory Theater,1623 W. Howard St., has announced the launch of The Factory Zone, a two-night event featuring a collection of eight plays and conceived by Factory Co-Artistic Directors Manny Tamayo and Stacie Barra. The Factory Zone will run Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets for The Factory Zone are $10, and may be purchased through the Box Office by calling 866-811-4111 or by visiting TheFactoryTheater.com.

Photo Flash: Lifeline Theatre Presents THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY Photo Photo Flash: Lifeline Theatre Presents THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Christopher Walsh (Gogol/Tuesday); with guest artists Allison Cain (Sunday), Eduardo Xavier Curley-Carrillo (Gabriel Syme), Jen Ellison (Dr. Bull/Saturday), Linsey Falls (Professor de Worms/Friday), Sonia Goldberg (Familiar #2), Cory Hardin (Lucian Gregory), Marsha Harman (The Secretary/Monday), Oly Oxinfry (Familiar #1), Corbette Pasko (The Marquis de St. Eustache/Wednesday). With understudies David Gordezky and Sarah Scanlon.

Lifeline Theatre Presents THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY Photo Lifeline Theatre Presents THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Lifeline Theatre presents The Man Who Was Thursday, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Bilal Dardai and directed by Jess Hutchinson. Dardai and Hutchinson return to this 1908 satire after having first mounted it at New Leaf Theatre, where Hutchinson was the Artistic Director, in 2009 (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: New Adaptation) to re-explore this absurdist tale of identity and intrigue for a new decade.

Factory Theater Announces THE DARKNESS AFTER DAWN Photo Factory Theater Announces THE DARKNESS AFTER DAWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The Factory Theater begins its 26th season with The Darkness After Dawn, October 19 - December 1, at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., Chicago. The play is written by Factory Theater Co-Artistic Director and Jeff Award-winning playwright Manny Tamayo and directed by Factory Theater Ensemble Member Mandy Walsh.

Ilesa Duncan Joins Lifeline Theatre as Artistic Director Photo Ilesa Duncan Joins Lifeline Theatre as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Ilesa Duncan as artistic director beginning January 2019. Reporting directly to Lifeline's Board of Directors and working in partnership with Managing Director Allison Cain, Duncan will be responsible for stewarding the vision of the artistic ensemble, engaging and inspiring Lifeline's extended family, seeking out meaningful collaborative opportunities and upholding the mission of the organization. Duncan succeeds Dorothy Milne, who has served as artistic director since 1999 and will continue in the role until Duncan's duties commence in January 2019. Duncan joins the Lifeline artistic ensemble immediately and Milne will continue as a member of the artistic body following her departure from her artistic director role. Meanwhile, Lifeline's 2018-19 season will open with the world premiere MainStage production of Frankenstein (running September 7-October 8) and the KidSeries production of Bunnicula (running October 20-November 25).

Lifeline Theatre Announces New Casting Director Photo Lifeline Theatre Announces New Casting Director
by BWW News Desk - 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 Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne Steps Down Photo Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne Steps Down
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

As Lifeline Theatre continues its 35th season, long-time Artistic Director Dorothy Milne has announced she will transition out of her leadership role during the coming year. I love my job and I won't be leaving Lifeline, Milne said. I will still be an active ensemble member and volunteer. But I'm over 60 years old and I look forward to spending more time away from a desk.

WildClaw Theatre Stages World Premiere Horror Play NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY Photo WildClaw Theatre Stages World Premiere Horror Play NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents the world premiere production of NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY running through October 7th at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. WildClaw, Chicago's only horror theater, continues their 2017 season with a disturbing new work by Chicago playwright Jennifer Rumberger. After staying away for 17 years, Violet returns home to a back-woods part of Florida to face the mother and sister she left behind, and the disturbing secrets they share and also some necromancy and an eyeless demon creature. Tickets are on sale now at www.wildclawtheatre.com. Tickets are $30 General Admission & $20 for students & industry professionals.

WildClaw Theatre's NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY Opens Friday Photo WildClaw Theatre's NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY Opens Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2017

WildClaw Theatre Company proudly presents the world premiere production of NIGHT IN ALACHUA COUNTY opening September 8th and running through October 7th at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Factory Theater presents BORN READY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Factory Theater presents the world premiere of Born Ready. Written by Stacie Barra and directed by Wm. Bullion, Born Ready runs March 17 - April 29 at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. Previews are Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. 

Casting Announced for Rasaka Theatre Company's World Premiere of VANYA (OR, 'THAT'S LIFE!')
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Rasaka Theatre Company announced casting for the World Premiere of VANYA (or, 'That's Life!'), adapted from Chekhov by Lavina Jadhwani, directed by Kaiser Ahmed.

Casting Announced for Rasaka Theatre Company's World Premiere of VANYA (OR, 'THAT'S LIFE!')
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Rasaka Theatre Company announced casting for the World Premiere of VANYA (or, 'That's Life!'), adapted from Chekhov by Lavina Jadhwani, directed by Kaiser Ahmed.

Cast Announced for Wayward Productions' THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Wayward Productions is pleased to announce complete casting for the May 20th opening of Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars. Wayward ensemble members Jill Oliver and Megan See (Burn the Black Dog) return, along with newest ensemble member Laura Reitsma (The Living Room at Stage 773) in Wayward's first production of 2016. Eric Loughlin, Tony Jaksha and Jasonn Rose (Burn the Black Dog), are joined by Christopher Marcum (Richard III) and Riso Straley (Bonfire, Space Fight) in returning to the Wayward stage. Wayward is joined for the first time by Allison Cain (Lifeline Theatre), Angie Martinez and Johnny Moran (Factory Theater). Rounding out Wayard's first-time cast members are Joel Reitsma, Stella Rothenberg, Beau Forbes and Nikki Greenlee.

Lifeline Theatre Welcomes New Development Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Josh LeVasseur as Development Director, starting April 6, 2015.

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries to Present THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, 3/21-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents The One and Only Ivan, a world premiere adaptation by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member James E. Grote, directed by Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne, based on the bestselling book by Katherine Applegate and illustrated by Patricia Castelao.

Lifeline Theatre Names Lavina Jadhwani as Casting Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Lavina Jadhwani as Casting Director beginning February 2 marking the transition of the role from a volunteer position to a salaried member of the administrative staff.

Factory Theater to Stage HOTEL APHRODITE, 11/7-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Factory Theater presents Hotel Aphrodite by Angelina Martinez, directed by Matt Engle, playing previews Friday, November 7th and Today, November 8th at 8pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3pm. Opening Night Performance: Friday, November 14th at 8:00pm. The run continues Fridays and Todays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm through Today December 20th.

Factory Theater Stages HOTEL APHRODITE, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Factory Theater presents Hotel Aphrodite by Angelina Martinez, directed by Matt Engle, playing previews today, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th at 8pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3pm. Opening Night Performance: Friday, November 14th at 8:00pm. The run continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm through Saturday December 20th. (No show on Friday, Nov. 27th)

Factory Theater to Stage HOTEL APHRODITE, 11/7-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Factory Theater presents Hotel Aphrodite by Angelina Martinez, directed by Matt Engle, playing previews Friday, November 7th and Saturday, November 8th at 8pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3pm. Opening Night Performance: Friday, November 14th at 8:00pm. The run continues Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm through Saturday December 20th.

Photo Flash: Lifeline Theatre's THE TRUE STORY OF THE 3 LITTLE PIGS Extends thru March 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, a family musical based on the popular children's book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, with script and lyrics by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (two-time Non-Equity Jeff Award-winning adaptor), music by Paul Gilvary and William Rush, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link. Scroll down for photos from the production!

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