PJ POWERS was a co-founder of Chicago’s TimeLine Company in 1997 and became Artistic Director in 1999. Since then, he has overseen the production of more than 85 plays, including 13 world premieres and 40 Chicago premieres. During his tenure, TimeLine has garnered 60 Jeff Awards, including 11 for Outstanding Production, as well as awards for excellence in arts management, including the 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. PJ also was instrumental in establishing TimeLine’s longtime home on Wellington Avenue in 1999; expanding the company’s programming to include productions in numerous other venues, including the Broadway Playhouse; creating the TimePieces play reading series and First Draft Festival of new work; launching the Living History Education Program in Chicago Public Schools under the direction of TimeLine co-founder Juliet Hart; and planning for TimeLine’s new home in Uptown. A graduate of The Theatre School at DePaul University, PJ has served on the Board of Directors for the League of Chicago Theatres and received a Goldman Sachs Senior Fellowship at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. As an actor, he has appeared in 18 productions at TimeLine, and for TimeLine he also directed the Chicago premiere of J.T. Rogers’ ONE GIANT LEAP: THE APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING in a one-night event at the Broadway Playhouse.