Columbia College Chicago Theatre and Music Alums Collaborate on ‘Hotel Bristol’ Multimedia Concert May 26-27

The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is partnering with the band Ode — a five-piece indie rock group that specializes in combining elements of Balkan folk music with hints of dark Americana and world punk — to bring Ode’s new album, Hotel Bristol, to life onstage in a multimedia theatrical event, with filmmakers, projection mappers, actors, and dancers to create a visual narrative of the music. Performances are Friday-Saturday, May 26-27, 2017,  at Hairpin Arts Center, 2810 N. Milwaukee, Chicago. The performance is a release event for Ode’s Hotel Bristol album. Doors open at 8 PM, and the show starts at 9 PM.

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni on the creative team for the May 26-27 performance of Hotel Bristol include Silent Theatre artistic director Tonika Todorova ’02, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre, and Alzan Pelesic ’02 and Kyla Webb ’06, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting. Also participating are Columbia College Chicago Music Department alumni Robert Palos ’08, a graduate of the Music Department’s BA Program in Music with a Concentration in Instrumental Performance, and Nikola Dokic ’08, who graduated with a double BA in Audio Design and Production from the Columbia College Chicago Audio Arts and Acoustics Department and Instrumental Performance from the Columbia College Music Department’s Music BA program, as well as former Music Department music composition student Elliot Taggart.


Tickets are $15. For reservations, click here. To download the Hotel Bristol album, click here. To see a promotional video, click here.

“A post-apocalyptic hotel. Half destroyed and rebuilt and repopulated. A cast of folks who have found themselves there about. The furnishings that make-up what used to be a grand foyer now decay in a mish-mash of broken shards of dream: Lucille’s identity woven in the tapestry of a lazy boy, a church pew under a street lamp, a sole window with a snowy view, a house band sleep-singing. A montage of countless moments of countless memories, real and imagined, countless realizations of lucid dreaming and joyful rages. Welcome to Hotel Bristol.”


David Cromer