Grantee Profile

TimeLine Theatre Company

Grants to TimeLine Theatre Company

  • $625,000

    2015 (Duration 4 years)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — TimeLine Theatre presents plays inspired by history that connect with today’s social and political issues. It is a 10-person company that performs most of its fully-staged shows in a 99-seat theater. It also operates a theater and history education program in Chicago Public Schools called the Living History Education Program. It has been repeatedly recognized for its artistic excellence. A MacArthur Award recognizes organizations that have excellent programs, that are well-managed, and that are at an inflection point, where they are likely to grow either in size or influence. TimeLine Theatre will allocate most of the Award to a reserve fund; it will use a smaller portion for technology improvements and upgrades.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded TimeLine Theatre Company $625,000 between 1978 and 2018.

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