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Lifeline Theatre has an opening for an Artistic Director. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director stewards the vision of the artistic ensemble, engages and inspires Lifeline’s extended family, seeks out meaningful collaborative opportunities and upholds the mission of the organization. Click here for complete job description.

For full qualification and application details, click here.

Lifeline will accept applications until February 28, 2018. Please send a letter of interest, along with a resume to 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

February 24, 2018 Stories Come Alive! You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy? at the Rogers Park Library
March 3, 2018 Open House: You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
April 29, 2018 Sneak Peek: Neverwhere
May 3, 2018 2018 Annual Gala Benefit
July 9-27, 2018 Summer Drama Camps
August 17-19, 2018 The 17th Annual Glenwood Avenue Arts Fest

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

STORIES COME ALIVE!: You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
Lifeline actors will read from Sheri Bell-Rehwoldt and David Slonim's You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy? and play drama games with children of all ages (parents welcome too). Lifeline's spring children's adaptation of You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy? runs at Lifeline Theatre from March 17-April 22, 2018.

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 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 2018 Annual Gala Benefit
Join us in celebrating 35 years of Unforgettable Experiences, Meaningful Connections, and Access & Opportunity -- as well as a future that starts with YOU!

When: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6:30 to 10:00pm

Click HERE for more information!

Summer Drama Camps
Outsiders and Renegades! This summer we’ve chosen a theme that celebrates protagonists who aren’t afraid to be different and live by their own rules. Each week, our campers will adapt and perform books that explore the unique rewards of being true to oneself. In DRAMA KIDS, we’ll create our own version of Princess Pigsty, by Cornelia Funke (Session 1), and Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, by Mo Willems (Session 2). Our DRAMA STARS campers will spend two weeks delving into the fun and danger of The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate DiCamillo. All three programs culminate in a special performance for family and friends on the final day.

Click HERE for more information and to register!

This popular FREE festival (entering its 17th year) features arts and crafts, theater, music, food and drink for the whole family on the brick streets of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Chicago’s historic Rogers Park neighborhood.

Where: Glenwood Avenue in Rogers Park
Admission: Free
Click HERE for details.

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


Open House: You Think It's Easy Being The Tooth Fairy?
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 1:00pm
Meet adaptor/director Heather Currie, co-adpator Derek Czaplewski, composer Laura McKenzie, and the cast of our world premiere musical as they present scenes and songs from the show.
RSVP by March 2.

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Come share wine and cheese with the creators of our MainStage shows! It’s 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: Neverwhere
Sunday, April 29, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm
Come talk with adaptor Robert Kauzlaric and director Ilesa Duncan, see designer sketches, watch scene snippets, and more!
RSVP by April 27 to

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