An Interview with Jess Hutchinson & Katie McLean Hainsworth

In advance of the opening of Whose Body?, dramaturg Patrick Runfeldt sat down with director Jess Hutchinson and actor/ensemble member Katie McLean Hainsworth to ask them a few questions about the story, process, and more! (Editor’s note: The following transcript has been lightly edited for clarity.) Patrick Runfeldt: We’re gonna kick this off with fun, Katie. So this is the conversation that […]

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An Interview With Phil Timberlake & Elise Kauzlaric

In advance of the opening of Emma, dramaturg Maren Robinson sat down with adaptor Phil Timberlake and director Elise Kauzlaric to ask them a few questions.  MR: Elise, this is your third foray into the world of Austen after having directed Pride and Prejudice and Northanger Abbey.  What do you think you have learned most about the world of Austen and her characters and why do […]

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An interview with Bilal Dardai

Dramaturg Zev Valancy sat down with ensemble member Bilal Dardai to chat about his history with, and current adaptation of, The Man Who Was Thursday. ZV: How did you first encounter The Man Who Was Thursday, and what about it made you feel like you had to adapt it? BD: I first encountered the title by way of […]

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Madeleine L’Engle

Note: Julia Santha, Assistant Director for our upcoming production of A Wrinkle in Time, prepared this biography of author Madeleine L’Engle. Madeleine L’Engle, beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time and more than 60 other books, librarian, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, was born on November 29, 1918. L’Engle spent her early childhood in busy New […]

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Returning to Wrinkle

Note: This is a guest posting from emeritus ensemble member James Sie, adaptor for our Winter MainStage production of A Wrinkle in Time, returning to Lifeline for the first time since 1999. Let’s do a little time traveling, shall we? A Wrinkle in Time, Lifeline Theatre, 1990 Twenty-six years ago, Lifeline embarked on our first […]

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Prosperity?: The Gospel according to $3,000 suits (Or, a Conclusion.)

Note: This is a guest posting from Patrick Runfeldt, dramaturg for our Winter MainStage production of Midnight Cowboy. A cursory glance at the themes of Chris Hainsworth‘s adaptation of Midnight Cowboy reveals a striking outlier not much present in James Leo Herlihy’s novel: religious promises of prosperity. Certainly Joe Buck attends Sunday school at the […]

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