Columbia College Chicago Theatre and Dance Alums Celebrate ‘An Evening with the Edgewater Theatre District’ Aug. 3

Performance companies led by alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago are participating in “An Evening with the Edgewater Theatre District” on Thursday, August 3, at 7 PM. This benefit for the Edgewater Theatre District — a networking organization of performance companies located in Chicago’s artistically thriving, culturally diverse Edgewater neighborhood on the north lakefront between Foster and Devon avenues — will feature performances by Otherworld Theatre Company, Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, Stockyards Theatre Project, and pH Comedy Theatre.

Tiffany Keane Schaefer

Otherworld, a company devoted to science-fiction and fantasy genre theatrical storytelling, is led by founder/artistic director Tiffany Keane Schaefer ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Directing Program.

Sara Maslanka

Sara Maslanka

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble’s artistic director is Dance Center of Columbia College alum Sara Maslanka ’13, a graduate of the Dance Center’s Dance BA program. In addition, Stockyards Theatre Project’s artistic director, Francesca Peppiatt, is a former Columbia College Chicago Office of Development and Alumni Relations staffer.

Behzad Dabu