SUPERHEROES: WHO THEY ARE AND HOW THEY CAME TO BE – Part 3 – The Dark Age and the Modern Age

Note: This is a guest posting from Jason A. Fleece, dramaturg for our summer MainStage production of Soon I Will Be Invincible. Last time, we discussed the Silver and Bronze Ages of Superhero Comics. Now we’ll talk about Superhero comics over the last thirty years, leading to what’s happening today. Like the beginning of the […]

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SUPERHEROES: WHO THEY ARE AND HOW THEY CAME TO BE – Part 2 – The Silver Age and The Bronze Age

Note: This is a guest posting from Jason A. Fleece, dramaturg for our summer MainStage production of Soon I Will Be Invincible. Just as Action Comics #1 is considered to be the first superhero comic and the beginning of the Golden Age, most historians agree that the first comic of the Silver Age was Showcase […]

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SUPERHEROES: WHO THEY ARE AND HOW THEY CAME TO BE – Part 1 – The Golden Age

Note: This is a guest posting from Jason A. Fleece, dramaturg for our summer MainStage production of Soon I Will Be Invincible. Dr. Impossible and Fatale and the other heroes and villains of Soon I Will Be Invincible are original creations of author Austin Grossman, but they are also a distillation of the themes and […]

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Passenger pigeons

Note: This is a posting from Lifeline ensemble member Amanda Link, dramaturg and assistant director for our winter MainStage production of One Came Home. Amy Timberlake’s book One Came Home is set in Wisconsin in 1871 during one of the last great passenger pigeon migrations. The nesting that took place in Wisconsin that year covered an […]

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An interview with Christina Calvit

Note: This is a guest posting from Autumn McConnico, production dramaturg for our fall MainStage production of Jane Eyre. Jane Eyre’s adaptor, Christina Calvit, is a Lifeline ensemble member and has written numerous award-winning scripts, including the previous version of Jane Eyre. She revamped the script for this new production, and answered some questions for […]

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Autobiography

Note: This is a guest posting from Autumn McConnico, production dramaturg for our fall MainStage production of Jane Eyre. “Speak I must,” says Jane. Who is listening to this story? Jane Eyre is subtitled An Autobiography, with Bronte’s pen name of Currer Bell credited as the editor. Jane frequently refers to the reader directly, in […]

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The Summer of Love!!

Lifeline recently bid sad adieu to the phenomenal intern class of Summer 2014: Left to right: Julianna Donaher (directing major at DePaul), Browyn Sherman (recent graduate from Loyola), Claudia Roy (acting major, Columbia), Martin Hanna (acting major ISU), Emily Wills (acting major, Northwestern), and Bo Johnson (Comedy Writing & Performance major, Columbia College) This group excelled […]

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Education in Jane’s time

Note: This is a guest posting from Autumn McConnico, production dramaturg for our fall MainStage production of Jane Eyre. “Isn’t she original?” Jane Eyre. A short portrait of her faculties. She draws in charcoal, colors, and sketches. She debates over philosophy, religion, repentance, duty, and doubt with quite a few characters in the path of […]

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