TimeLine Theatre Company has announced the addition of nine new Associate Artists - Will Allan, William Brown, Aaron Carter, Andrew Carter, John Culbert, Mildred Marie Langford, Mechelle Moe, Ann Wakefield and Alex Weisman.
Working closely with TimeLine's Company Members, Associate Artists contribute to TimeLine's short-term and long-term artistic programming and growth. Associate Artists serve as non-voting advisers in artistic planning and are encouraged to propose and promote artistic programming ideas and to enhance the work culture and environment of TimeLine. With a collaborative spirit and active participation, Associate Artists demonstrate passionate commitment toward TimeLine's mission, vision and values.
"Each of these new Associate Artists has made enormous contributions to the work on TimeLine's stage, and they also have been leaders off stage, making TimeLine a better place to work and a more distinguished organization," said TimeLine Artistic Director PJ Powers. "Now they will play an important role in shaping the next phase of TimeLine's artistic growth, as we expand programming, develop more new work and reach a broader audience. We couldn't be more proud to have these fine artists help us bring TimeLine's mission to life and serve as ambassadors in the community."
These individuals join an already distinguished group of Associate Artists that includes Brian Sidney Bembridge, Eva Breneman, Robert Coleman, Louis Contey, Charles Cooper, Julia Eberhardt, Ana Espinosa, Terry Hamilton, Andrew Hansen, James Keister, Alex Wren Meadows, Keith Parham, Lindsey Pate, Mark Richard, Maren Robinson, Cheney Tardio and Mike Tutaj.
Will Allan's TimeLine credits include playing Scripps throughout the sold-out, six-month run of THE HISTORY BOYS, as well as working as the assistant director for IN DARFUR. His recent Chicago credits include DARTMOOR PRISON and Robert Falls' critically acclaimed production of THE SEAGULL at the Goodman Theatre, ROMEO AND JULIET and MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at First Folio Theatre, THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA? with Remy Bumppo Theatre (Equity Jeff Award - Outstanding Production), A SEPARATE PEACE at Steppenwolf Theatre and RED NOSES at Strawdog Theatre. He has also worked with Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Children's Theatre and American Theatre Company. He is a graduate of North Central College in Naperville, Ill., and also studied at the Moscow Art Theatre School. He can next be seen in RED at the Human Race Theatre Company in Dayton, Ohio, followed by the world premiere of E.L. Doctorow's THE MARCH, adapted and directed by Frank Galati, at Steppenwolf.
William Brown has been working at TimeLine for more than 10 years. Recently he co-wrote and directed the world premiere of TO MASTER THE ART, a play that TimeLine commissioned. He also previously directed the Midwest premiere of NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES (Non-Equity Jeff Awards - Production and Direction) and the Chicago premieres of HALCYON DAYS and PARAGON SPRINGS. Recent directing credits include HEARTBREAK HOUSE and the world premiere of Brett Neveu's OLD GLORY at Writers' Theatre, where he has directed many other productions, including AS YOU LIKE IT, ANOTHER PART OF THE FOREST and OUR TOWN. At Northlight Theatre he directed his own adaptation with original music of SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (After Dark Award; also a partnership with Doug Frew). He has directed numerous productions at American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wis., is the Associate Artistic Director of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, and directed A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman Theatre for many years. He received an Equity Jeff Award for Actor in a Principal Role for his portrayal of Henry Kissinger in NIXON'S NIXON and the Chicago Tribune named him Chicagoan of the Year for Theatre.