The 27th annual Michael Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, a Chicago-based national theatre-industry awards program, will be presented in a free online ceremony on Monday, May 17, 2021, at 6 PM. The awards, administered by the...
Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Kerry Reid ’87, editor of theatre and dance coverage for the Chicago Reader. She won two 2020 Peter Lisagor Awards for her arts journalism in the Reader. The awards were announced...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Lukas Brasherfons ’14 is the director and adaptor of the Shakespearean Youth Theatre Dream Project‘s new online audio adaptations of Troilus & Cressida, William Shakespeare’s 1602 drama set during the Trojan War, and...
  Columbia College Chicago‘s student-powered Manifest Urban Arts Festival is both online and in-person in this year’s Manifest: Reach. The 20th-anniversary edition runs May 10 through 14, and the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department will be proudly participating! From...
Anna D. Shapiro
Distinguished Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, will step down as artistic director of Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in August, both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reported on May 2,...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2020-2021 Mainstage Season concludes May 4 through 8 with the season’s final production: Case Study: Contact, a one-of-a-kind immersive virtual experience, performed live on Zoom, that invites each audience member select their own...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Columbia College Chicago Business and Entrepreneurship Department present the third annual Third Mask Festival, running April 26 through May 1, 2021. The festival showcases the thesis projects of students in Columbia...
  A new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Skye Robinson Hillis ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is being presented by the MFA Program in Playwriting at Ohio University, where Robinson Hillis...
Former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student Shane Murray-Corcoran is helping shepherd Chicago’s iconic Mercury Theatre back into action, according to a report in the Chicago Reader, the city’s premier alternative publication. Murray-Corcoran, a native of Ireland and graduate...