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Clockwise, from top left: Anish Jethmalani, Wardell Julius Clark, Charles Andrew Gardner, Will Allan, and Tyla Abercrumbie
TimeLine Theatre Company has announced the addition of several new artists and community leaders to its ranks.
Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Wardell Julius Clark, Charles Andrew Gardner, and Anish Jethmalani have been named Company Members at the theater, all five of who have extensive histories with TimeLine. “These five artists have forged remarkable careers through their undeniable talent, personal values, and commitment to Chicago Theatre,” TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers said. “At TimeLine, they have provided significant thought leadership and represented our mission, vision and values in the community through their work on productions, the development of new work, and our Living History Education Program in Chicago Public Schools. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome each of them as a part of the team.” Abercrumbie, Allan, Clark, Gardner, and Jethmalani join current Company Members Nick Bowling, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Behzad Dabu, Lara Goetsch, Juliet Hart, Mildred Marie Langford, Mechelle Moe, David Parkes, Ron OJ Parson, PJ Powers, Maren Robinson and Ben Thiem.
Working closely with TimeLine’s Company Members, Jared Bellot has been named a TimeLine Associate Artist. Bellot is a theater artist, dramaturg, and educator who has worked at TimeLine as dramaturg as well as serving as an assistant director. He currently serves as Education Manager at Steppenwolf.
Finally, TimeLine has added four business and community leaders to its Board of Directors: JoAnne Dobrick, retired Founder and Director of the Dobrick Gallery of Art; Anne Voshel, who founded AVA Consultants in 1999 and was formerly a Senior Vice President with LaSalle Partners, Ltd. (now JLL) and co-head of the Development Management Group, responsible for cultural, performing arts, corporate and retail facilities; Richard G. Weinberg, President of Judd Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm; and Nicholas Yassan, a Principal at Rany Management, LLC, specializing in commercial and residential real estate investment and property management in the Chicago area.
“This impressive group has joined TimeLine’s Board of Directors at a critical juncture in the company’s history,” said Managing Director Elizabeth K. Auman. “Guided by our long-term strategic plan, we are planning for a future that supports our unique mission and can serve an inclusive audience. There is much work to do and we couldn’t be more pleased to have these leaders at the table.” TimeLine’s Board of Directors is led by Eileen LaCario (President), Philip E. Cable (Vice President), Brian Douce (Treasurer) and Thaddeus J. Malik (Secretary), and also includes Elizabeth K. Auman, J. Robert Barr, Karen B. Case, Behzad Dabu, Lawrence Gill, Tom Gosline, Sondra Healy, Alvin Katz, Michael J. Kennedy, William A. Obenshain, Susan A. Payne, PJ Powers, Matthew R. Reilein, Elizabeth Richter, John M. Sirek, and Renée L. Zipprich.