The Living Newspaper Festival runs August 10-14 at The Frontier, Jackalope’s storefront space, located at 1106 W. Thorndale in Chicago’s Edgewater Theatre District. Columbia College Theatre Department alums involved in the production include Pat Whalen ’10, Mara Stern ’11, and Claire Sangster ’12. Whalen, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is directing one of the short plays, I’m Getting an IUD After This, or, You Dressing Up Like a “Handmaid” Makes Me Think You Don’t Understand Anything. Stern, also a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting program, is directing another short play, Woman and Girl. Sangster, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre Design, is the lighting designer for the entire production.
Also participating is former Theatre Department student Abhi Shrestha, who is directing the short play The Land of the Free. Jackalope’s artistic director and co-founder, Gus Menary, is also a former Columbia College Theatre Department student.