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.