Lifeline Theatre Announces New Casting DirectorLifeline 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. (more...)

Lifeline Announces 2018-2019 Season LineupLifeline Announces 2018-2019 Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

ANNA KARENINA Comes to Lifeline TheatreANNA KARENINA Comes to Lifeline Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Anna Karenina, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Jessica Wright Buha and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne Steps DownLifeline 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. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Announces World Premiere Of ANNA KARENINALifeline Theatre Announces World Premiere Of ANNA KARENINA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Anna Karenina, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Jessica Wright Buha and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy. (more...)

Lifeline Announces Six New Ensemble MembersLifeline Announces Six New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

The Plagiarists' CIRCLE HOUSE Continues Through the End of May
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Circle House, which opened Friday, April 27, is the newest production from The Plagiarists, a return to a group-writing style that is rather uniquely theirs. Company member and lead playwright Jessica Wright Buha organized a group of writers and artists into multiple writing sessions over several months, exploring both the cyclical nature and unsteadiness of nature and life. From there the script was developed by Buha and her team, then masterfully tackled by the sure and sensitive hand of director Kate Nawrocki. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Stage World Premiere of SPARKY! in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

 Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Sparky!, a world premiere musical adaptation with script by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Jessica Wright, music and lyrics by Laura McKenzie, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link, based on the novel by Jenny Ofill and illustrated by Chris Appelhans. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.  (more...)

Jessica Wright Buha Joins Lifeline Theatre's Artistic Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Jessica Wright Buha to its artistic ensemble, the body which determines the company's artistic programming and provides leadership, support and counsel in its play-development process. (more...)

Pivot Arts Festival Sets 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Pivot Arts has announced the full line-up for the 3rd annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, featuring dozens of innovative performances and events throughout Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from May 28 - June 7, 2015. Tickets, ranging from free to $20, are currently available at ?www.pivotarts.org/festival. All-access passes cost $45. (more...)

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. (more...)

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. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Present ONE CAME HOME in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Lifeline Theatre presents a world premiere adaptation of Amy Timberlake's Edgar Award-winning and Newbery Honor book, One Came Home, by Jessica Wright Buha, directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Award nominee for Mariette in Ecstasy). During the great passenger pigeon migration of 1871, throngs of strangers descend upon Placid, Wisconsin, bringing prosperity in their wake. But as the skies clear, tragedy strikes and Georgie Burkhardt's sister goes missing. When a body is found and the town goes into mourning, Georgie sets out to uncover the truth behind Agatha's disappearance. The journey that follows, both humorous and heartbreaking, will test the limits of her courage and the strength of her character. A powerful coming-of-age tale combines live music with historical events in a world premiere adaption based on the 2013 novel by Chicago author Amy Timberlake. The production runs approximately two hours with one intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. One Came Home runs February 13-April 5, 2014 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. (free parking and shuttle; see below). Press opening is Sunday, Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. (Previews are Fridays, Feb.13 and 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m.) (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Extends THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Through 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the beloved classic by Margery Williams, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Opens KidSeries with THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Lifeline Theatre opens its 2014-15 KidSeries season with The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the beloved classic by Margery Williams, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link. (more...)

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Runs Now thru 11/23 at Lifeline Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

The Velveteen Rabbit runs Today, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Nov. 23 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Press opening is Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Regular performance times are Todays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Previews are Today, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.) Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com. (more...)

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Runs 10/18-11/23 at Lifeline Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Velveteen Rabbit runs Saturday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Nov. 23 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Press opening is Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Regular performance times are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Previews are Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.) Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre to Open KidSeries with THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, 10/18-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Lifeline Theatre opens its 2014-15 KidSeries season with The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the beloved classic by Margery Williams, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries to Open with THE VELVETEEN RABBIT, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Lifeline Theatre opens its 2014-15 KidSeries season with The Velveteen Rabbit, based on the beloved classic by Margery Williams, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Link. One Christmas morning, a shy stuffed bunny enters the world of a young boy's nursery. Initially ignored in favor of more modern toys, she waits patiently to be noticed, wondering if she will ever be loved like the others. When the wise old Skin Horse reveals the majesty and mystery of what it means to become real, the Velveteen Rabbit begins an odyssey of the heart to make a lasting connection with her boy that will endure for always. Return to a simpler time with this heartwarming story about the transformative power of love. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

Factory Theater Presents HEY! DANCIN'! HEY! MUSICAL!, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Factory Theater presents Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!, written by Kirk Pynchon and Mike Beyer*, with music/lyrics by Laura McKenzie* (with additional lyrics by Kirk Pynchon). Directed by Matthew Gunnels and choreographed by Brigitte Ditmars, the show opens Today, April 25 8pm and continues through May 31, 2014. (more...)

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