Columbia College Chicago Musical Theatre Alums Featured in World Premiere ‘Trevor’ at Writers Theatre Aug. 9-Sept 17

Jerome Riley

Jerome Riley

Nate Braga

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Jerome Riley Jr. ’16 and Nate Braga ’06 are featured in the world premiere of the new musical Trevor, running August 9-September 17 at Writers Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe. Riley is a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance. Braga is a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre.

Based on the story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film, the charity and the national movement, Trevor is a coming-of-age story about identity, emerging sexuality, and the struggles of growing up in a world that may not be ready for you.

The title character is a 13-year-old boy in 1981 whose vibrant imagination drives a turbulent journey of self-discovery. As he deals with adolescence and all that goes with it, Trevor begins to explore what it means to be himself, influenced by his friends, parents . . . and Diana Ross.

This world premiere musical is directed by Marc Bruni, who helmed the Tony Award-winning production of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway. The show features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis.

Advisory: This production is intended for audiences aged 13 and up, and contains themes of sexuality and self-harm.

Writers Theatre is located at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. For tickets, call 847-242-6000 or click here.