Hello Podcast lovers,
Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre is known for telling Big Stories, Up Close! Lifeline explores, interprets, and reimagines books and other literary works to create stories that move us beyond the margins of our own lives. For 38 years we have transported audiences of all ages across time and space. And then COVID hit, leaving us unable to finish our 2019-20 season. But trying times call for inventive measures. With our partner Sound Concept Media, we present our new podcast, Lifeline On the Air! A new way to bring our one-of-a-kind stories even closer…right into your headphones!
You can listen and Follow/Subscribe to Lifeline On the Air on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Tune In, and Google Podcasts!
Have questions? Check out our FAQ sheet!
Support On the Air on our Patreon page!
Because this is new programming for us with unlimited potential, we’d love to have your support to keep it thriving! Check out our Patreon Membership tiers below and see which one works best for you!
$5 – Behind the Curtain
Show your support for the podcast and help us make more episodes and you’ll have exclusive monthly cast or director interviews.
$10 – Episode Producer
Access to the same exclusive behind the scenes content, plus you’ll be listed as a Producer in one of the episodes of Lifeline On The Air.
$25 – Series Producer
Access to the same exclusive behind the scenes content, plus you’ll be listed as a Producer in all of the episodes of Lifeline On The Air.
$50 – Executive Producer
Access to the same exclusive behind the scenes content, plus you’ll be listed as an Executive Producer in one of the episodes of Lifeline On The Air.
To kick off this new and exciting programming, we’ve created a series featuring stories and poems by Edgar Allan Poe! This is not our first encounter with Mr. Poe. Lifeline partnered with Glessner House in 2007, a 19th Century national landmark on the Near South Side, every Halloween to tell these tales of madness and melancholy in an intimate setting. But, since we’re unable to be together in person, we offer these spine-chilling tales to be enjoyed in your own home…but take it from us, you might want to leave a light on.
Next up is a new storytelling series called Sample of Solo! In this weekly episodic we’ll be featuring fan-favorites stories from past Fillet of Solo Storytelling Festivals! Cozy up every Friday in November with some “live” lit!
Throughout the month of December we’re featuring our final 4-part series, L. Frank Baum’s unique Christmas tale, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus! Get in the spirit of the Holidays with this incredible cast of Lifeline ensemble, staff, and friends!
Featuring: Patrick Blashill (Ak), Allison Cain (Shiegra), Heather Currie (Necile), Bilal Dardai (Claus), Andrés Enriquez (King of the Wind Demons/Prince of the Ryls), Peter Greenberg (Prince of the Knooks/Farmer), James E. Grote (King of the Sleep Fays/Ryl/Will Knook), Katie McLean Hainsworth (Mayrie/Bessie/Flossie), Anthony Kayer (Jack Frost/Stranger), Amanda Link (Child/Ryl/Glossie), Dorothy Milne (Queen of the Fairies), Sandy Snyder Pietz (Queen of the Water Sprites/Ryl), Manny Tamayo (Gnome King), & Jenifer Tyler (Queen Zurline/Ryl)
Adapted & Directed by: Christopher Hainsworth
Thank you so much for going on this journey with us and we hope you enjoy our new series!