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DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OPENING
Lifeline Theatre has an opening for a Development Manager. The Development Manager will be responsible for building, implementing and managing the development strategy for Lifeline Theatre. Reporting to the Managing and Artistic Directors, the Development Manager will work closely with theater staff and board to achieve Lifelineís fundraising goals.

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Please send a letter of interest, along with a resume and an expository writing sample to hiring@lifelinetheatre.com. We will contact you if we feel there is a potential match with your skills and experience and our needs. No phone calls please.


Save these dates! And check this page often for info on our parties, events and workshops.
Questions? Call Erica at 773-761-4477, or email info@lifelinetheatre.com

September 26, 2015 Stories Come Alive! Mr. Popper's Penguins at the Rogers Park Library
October 3, 2015 Open House: Mr. Popper's Penguins
October 31, 2015 Concert Reading Series: The Picture of Dorian Gray
December 5, 2015 Stories Come Alive! Sparky! at the Rogers Park Library
December 12, 2015 Open House: Sparky!
December 13, 2015 Sneak Peek: Midnight Cowboy
January 15-31, 2016 The 19th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival
February 6, 2016 Concert Reading Series: The Shadow
February 27, 2016 Stories Come Alive! Lester's Dreadful Sweaters at the Rogers Park Library
March 5, 2016 Open House: Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
April 16, 2016 Concert Reading Series: The Moonstone
May 1, 2016 Sneak Peek: Northanger Abbey
May 5, 2016 2016 Annual Gala Benefit

For a complete list of special performances for audience members with disabilities, visit our Accessibility page.


"STORIES COME ALIVE!": Mr. Popper's Penguins
Lifeline actors will read from Richard and Florence Atwater's Mr. Popper's Penguins and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's fall children's adaptation of Mr. Popper's Penguins runs at Lifeline Theatre from October 24-November 29, 2015.

When: Saturday, September 26, 2015, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.


THE 2015-16 CONCERT READING SERIES
Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to bring three beloved adaptations back to our stage for a limited-engagement concert reading series.

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2015-16 Concert Reading Series

"STORIES COME ALIVE!": Sparky!
Lifeline actors will read from Jenny Offill and Chris Appelhans' Sparky! and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's winter children's production of Sparky! runs at Lifeline Theatre from January 16-February 21, 2016.

When: Saturday, December 5, 2015, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.


FILLET OF SOLO FESTIVAL: JANUARY 15-31, 2016
Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 19th Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 15-31, 2016. Lifeline Theatre is thrilled to partner with a host of local performance groups in a vibrant celebration of Chicagoís long-lived storytelling and Live Lit scene.

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Fillet of Solo Festival


"STORIES COME ALIVE!": Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
Lifeline actors will read from K.G. Campbell's Lester's Dreadful Sweaters and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's spring children's adaptation of Lester's Dreadful Sweaters runs at Lifeline Theatre from March 19-April 24, 2016.

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Where: Rogers Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library, 6907 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626.
Parking available (street and lot). CTA accessible (Red Line Morse stop, then west to Clark; buses)
Admission: FREE

For further information, call Lifeline's box office at 773-761-4477.


Lifeline's 2016 Annual Gala Benefit
When: Thursday, May 5, 2016

Information coming soon!


KIDSERIES OPEN HOUSES
Bring the whole family and learn more about our KidSeries shows! Kids will meet the cast, watch a scene or song from the show, and experience craft activities based on the play with one of Lifeline's teaching artists. Adults will enjoy coffee and conversation with our writers, directors, and educators and get a behind-the-scenes peek at what goes into bringing our children's stories to life.

These hour-long events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Call 773-761-4477 or email erica@lifelinetheatre.com.

 

Open House: Mr. Popper's Penguins
Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor Robert Kauzlaric, composer George Howe, director Paul S. Holmquist, and the cast of our world premiere musical as they present scenes and songs from the show.
RSVP by October 2.

Open House: Sparky!
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor Jessica Wright Buha, composer Laura McKenzie, director Amanda Link, and the cast of our world premiere musical as they present scenes and songs from the show.
RSVP by December 11.

Open House: Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor Aly Renee Amidei, composer Scott Tallarida, director Heather Currie, and the cast of our world premiere musical as they present scenes and songs from the show.
RSVP by March 4.



SPECIAL SUBSCRIBER-ONLY EVENTS, RIGHT HERE AT LIFELINE THEATRE!
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MAINSTAGE SNEAK PEEKS
Come share wine and cheese with the creators of our MainStage shows! Itís a glimpse inside our process, as we create world premiere plays adapted from the stories you love. Previous sneak peeks have featured readings from the current draft, design presentations, stage combat exhibitions and in-depth discussions with the director and adaptor. Come inside the story!

Sneak Peek: Midnight Cowboy
Sunday, December 13, 2015, Time TBD
Come talk with adaptor Chris Hainsworth and director Christopher M. Walsh, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by December 11 to erica@lifelinetheatre.com

Sneak Peek: Northanger Abbey
Sunday, May 1, 2016, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Robert Kauzlaric, composer George Howe, and director Elise Kauzlaric, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by April 29 to erica@lifelinetheatre.com



 
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