Joanie Schultz

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Alum Joanie Schultz Directs World Premieres at American Theater Company and Victory Gardens

Joanie Schultz

Joanie Schultz

Columbia College Chicago alumna Joanie Schultz (BA ’00), a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s directing program, is directing two world premieres at noted Chicago theatres this winter.

Bruise Easy

First up is Bruise Easy, running January 8-February 14 at the American Theatre Company. Written by Dan LeFranc, Bruise Easy concerns two estranged siblings who reunite at their childhood home for the conversation of a lifetime.

The American Theater Company is located at 1909 W. Byron, Chicago. For tickets, call 773-409-4125 or click here.


Following Bruise Easy, Schultz will direct the world premiere of Cocked, by Sarah Gubbins, at Victory Gardens Theatre, where Schultz is Associate Artistic Producer. Cocked is a thriller about a lesbian attorney in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood whose relationship with a journalist is shattered when her troubled brother crashes into the two women’s lives. The play runs February 12-March 13.

Victory Gardens Theatre is located in the historic Biograph Theatre at 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. For tickets, call 773-871-3000 or click here.