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2018-19 Performances:
We Found A Hat
The Man Who Was Thursday
The Time Warp Trio
Fillet of Solo 2019
Concert Reading Series
The Time Warp Trio: Cast & Crew
Mar 16 – Apr 20, 2019
Saturdays & Sundays at 11am & 1pm
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Jennifer Bettencourt Jennifer Betancourt (Ensemble)
This is Jennifer's first performance with Lifeline and she is thrilled to be making her debut here! Other Chicago credits include: Xmas War, Captain Steve's Caring Kingdom, Fight City and Born Ready at Factory Theater, as well as Innovation Nation Live! and Frindle with Griffin Theatre.
Delvin James Delvin James (Joe)
Delvin is beyond excited to be making his Chicago debut at Lifeline Theatre. A San Antonio native, Delvin has performed all over Texas with the Magik Children's Theater. Some of his favorite roles include; Marty the Zebra (Madagascar - A Musical Adventure), Snoopy (A Charlie Brown Christmas), and Rikki-Tikki (Rikki-Tikki-Tavi).
Drew Johnson Drew Johnson (Ensemble)
Drew is making his Lifeline debut. Chicago credits include: Love Labor's Lost (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Flamingo & Decatur (Block St Theatre Co); Turtle (Redtwist Theatre); The Gilded Age (City Lit Theater Company); Crimes of the Heart (Step Up Productions); 25 Saints (Pine Box Theatre Company); The Revenants (WildClaw Theatre); Spark (Adventure Stage Chicago); Richard III (Oak Park Festival Theatre); Henry V (Promethean Theatre Ensemble); Kitchen (Knife & Fork). Regional credits include work with Theater at Monmouth and TheatreSquared. Drew has appeared on Chicago Fire (NBC) and numerous television commercials. He earned an MFA in acting at the University of Arkansas and a BA in dramatic arts from the University of South Alabama, and is represented by Big Mouth Talent. You can listen to his comedy podcast You Simply Must at or wherever you listen to podcasts.
Darian Tene Darian Tene (Freddie)
Darian is so excited to be back on the Lifeline stage. Recent credits include: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Writers Theater), Southern Gothic (Windy City Playhouse), You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? (Lifeline Theatre), Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery (Pegasus Theatre), The Wiz (Kokandy Productions), Give It All Back (Sideshow Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (American Blues Theater), and A Charlie Brown Christmas (Emerald City Theater). She is from Chicago, Illinois and a University of Alabama graduate. She is represented by Gray Talent Group.
Brian Tochterman, Jr. Brian Tochterman Jr. (Sam)
Brian is so happy to be warping back onto the Lifeline stage where he's been seen most recently in You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?, Fableous!, and Giggle, Giggle, Quack. In May, he will be appearing in a family-friendly adaptation of Candide at Mudlark Theater where he works as a director and teaching artist. You can also catch him performing occasionally with his improv team, LL Cool Beans.
RJ Cecott RJ Cecott (u/s Joe)
RJ is an award-winning actor and proud graduate of Illinois State University ('17) with a B.S. in Acting. Favorite credits include Eric Harris in columbinus (ISU), Leo Joseph-Connell in 4,000 Miles (Steel Beam Theatre), Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Albright Theatre), Satan in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (HPCP), Prior Walter in Angels in America, Ash in Evil Dead: The Musical (Moraine Valley Community College) and Justin Hammond in After Ashley (Irene Ryan Nomination). Film and Television credits include Blood Moon River and Chicago Med (NBC). Next up: Equus (Albright Theatre).
Kayla Cole Kayla Cole (u/s Ensemble)
This is Kayla's first time working with Lifeline and she is thrilled to be a part of the show! Favorite recent credits include: Bloody Bathory (The Barrens Theatre Co), Much Ado About Nothing (Honest Theatre), Lady Faustus (The Public House Theatre), El Stories: Holiday Train (Waltzing Mechanics), and Trust Falls: A Sketch Revue (The Second City TC). She also performs regularly with her improv team Stable Manners.
Anthony Kayer Anthony Kayer (u/s Ensemble)
Anthony is a member of the Lifeline artistic ensemble and thrilled to be working on The Time Warp Trio! At Lifeline, he most recently directed Bunnicula, and served as Assistant Director for Northanger Abbey (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work-Musical). Lifeline acting credits include: Jane Eyre (2014), Lyle Finds His Mother, The Emperor's New Threads, and Arnie the Doughnut (2011). Other performing credits include work with The Fly Honey Show, Griffin Theatre, The House Theatre, inappropriate theatre co., Lookingglass/Chicago Children's Choir, Next Theatre, Chicago Shakes, and Steppenwolf. Anthony is an alumnus of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.
Samantha Behen Samantha Behen (u/s Freddie and Sam)
This is Sam's first time with Lifeline and she is so happy to work with such an adventurous group of storytellers! Recent credits include: Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's You Never Can Tell (Gloria), Theatre Three's Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Cécile), Theatre Three's She Kills Monsters, Dallas Shakespeare's Quixote, Metropolis' A Christmas Carol, Casa Mañana's Joseph and the Amazing...Dreamcoat and Lyric Stage's Hunchback of Notre Dame. Sam is a proud graduate of Oklahoma City University. Instagram: @samanthasb

Frances Limoncelli Frances Limoncelli (Adaptor)
Frances has been a member of Lifeline's artistic ensemble since 1995 and is the adaptor of Mrs. Caliban, Whose Body?, Strong Poison (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), Gaudy Night (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation), and Busman's Honeymoon (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Adaptation). For Lifeline's KidSeries she adapted Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch, The Emperor's New Threads, and Arnie the Doughnut. She directed Lifeline's The Emperor's New Threads [2013], Simple Jim and His Four Fabulous Friends, The Story Of Ferdinand, Miss Bianca, Half Magic, Cooking with Lard, and the original musical Queen Lucia. Onstage at Lifeline she is best remembered as Chester the Cat in Bunnicula and the title role in Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle.
Heather Currie Heather Currie (Director)
Heather has been a proud Lifeline ensemble member since 2013, having most recently directed and co-adapted the musical You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? Other Lifeline directing credits include: Fableous! and Lester's Dreadful Sweaters. Lifeline Theatre acting credits include: Jane Eyre (2014), One Came Home, Duck for President (2008 & 2012), How to Survive a Fairy Tale, Click Clack BOO! A Tricky Treat, and Mr. Popper's Penguins. Recent Chicago acting credits include: The Wicked Witch, WOZ: A Rock Cabaret (Victory Gardens); and Lady Montague, BCC: Romeo & Juliet (Along The Way Productions). Recent directing credits: Don Quixote (Mudlark Theater), Madagascar - A Musical Adventure and Junie B. Jones: The Musical (Magik Theatre, San Antonio), and Steel Magnolias (Big Noise Theatre). Heather has been teaching screenwriting in the department of Cinema and Television Arts at Columbia College Chicago since 2004.
Tristan Chiruvolu (Stage Manager)
As a time traveler himself, Tristan often finds himself confused, underdressed, and socially isolated in our present, but Lifeline and the Time Warp Trio team have made him feel right at home. He has previously worked with The Hypocrites, The House Theatre of Chicago, and (re)discover theatre. He also serves as the Production Manager of Potluck Variety Hour, a bimonthly variety hour of new works connecting the personal to the communal. Tristan is a graduate of Northwestern University and was born and raised in Toronto, Canada.
Mark Blashford Mark Blashford (Puppet Designer)
Mark is a Chicago-based actor, puppeteer, and musician. He specializes in traditional puppet performance, including: marionette, shadow, rod, and hand puppetry. As a trained puppet builder, he has studied in Germany, Iceland, the Czech Republic, and the University of Connecticut's Puppet Arts Program. He is currently touring his one-man show, Jack & Jill. Instagram: @lankyyankeepuppetco
Diane Fairchild Diane Fairchild (Lighting Designer)
Diane is excited to be back at Lifeline where she is a member of the artistic ensemble. Previous Lifeline credits include: You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy?, Anna Karenina, Fable-ous!, Lester's Dreadful Sweaters, and Northanger Abbey. Regional credits: City Theatre, 1st Stage Springhill, and Boise Contemporary Theatre. Chicago credits: Victory Gardens, Teatro Vista, Rivendell, Citadel, Wheaton College, UIC, and Sideshow.
Joe Griffin Joe Griffin (Sound Designer)
Joe studied sound recording at Michigan State University, and has been a recording engineer/sound designer for over 25 years. He's thrilled to be back at Lifeline, where he created the sound design for last year's You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? Joe's other sound design and music credits include: Commedia Beauregard's Bard Fiction and A Klingon Christmas Carol, The Hypocrites' Dracula, War of The Worlds with Festival 56 in Princeton, IL, and ten years of summer Shakespeare at Marine Valley Community College in Palos Hills.
Angela McIlvain Angela McIlvain (Scenic Designer)
Angela is thrilled to work with Lifeline Theatre for the first time. Recent theatre collaborators include: Emerald City Theatre, Broadway in Chicago, Piven Theatre Workshop, Cloudgate Theatre, Free Street Theatre, The Theatre School, and Chicago Dramatists. In addition to scenic design, Angela is a scenic painter, designs and fabricates puppets and props, and contributes to art departments for film. She holds a BFA in Scenic Design from The Theatre School at DePaul.
Hannah Rodgers Hannah Rodgers (Assistant Stage Manager)
Hannah is excited to join Lifeline Theatre's production of The Time Warp Trio for her first professional production! Hannah has been part of many productions at Trinity Christian College including: Seeds, The Actor's Nightmare, The Comedy of Errors, The Dear Departed, Emperor of the Moon, The Long Christmas Dinner, Our Town, and Andorra.
Jenny Pinson Jenny Pinson (Props Designer)
This is Jenny's fifth production with Lifeline having previously served as Props Designer on Fable-ous!, Arnie the Doughnut (2017), You Think it's Easy Being a Tooth Fairy?, and The Man Who Was Thursday. She has also designed props at Emerald City (Hansel and Gretel, Dr. Doolittle, Cinderella, Peter Pan), Route 66 (High Fidelity: The Musical), Oakton Community College (A Flea in Her Ear,M. Butterfly, and Harvest), Drury Lane Oakbrook (Thoroughly Modern Millie, High School Musical), American Theater Company (Disgraced), Theater Wit (The North Plan), A New Colony (Rewilding Genius), Steep Theatre (Posh, Birdland), About Face Theatre (After All the Terrible Things I Do, The Secretaries), Light Opera Works (Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady), Remy Bumppo (Seascape, Pygmalion), and A Red Orchid Theatre (Pilgrim's Progress, Small Mouth Sounds) as well as many productions at The University of Chicago where she is the Props Manager for the Theater and Performance Studies department.
Brenda Winstead (Costume Designer)
Brenda is excited to be working at Lifeline once again after designing costumes for You Think It's Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? Her Chicago-area design credits include a Jeff Nominated design for Nice Work if You Can Get It at Theatre at the Center, where she has designed over 50 shows. She has also designed at Light Opera Works, Stage Left, Shattered Globe, Chicago Folks Operetta, Theatre Seven, and Chicago Opera Theatre. Regional design credits include: Peninsula Players, Forestburgh Playhouse, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, Black Hills Playhouse and Sierra Repertory Theatre. Brenda is an ensemble member with Stage Left Theatre and has an M.F.A. from the University of Connecticut.

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