Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Present ‘Dada Solo’ Performance Program Nov. 12 and 19

Freddy-May AbiSamra

Lara Garay


Sam Hurwitz

Tyler Anthony Smith

David Stobbe

David Stobbe

Lauren Vogel


Winter Sherrod

The LIVINGroom, an ensemble of solo writer/performers including alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, presents a program of new one-person performances — The LIVINGroom: Dada Solo — on Sunday, November 12 and 19, at Stage 773, located at 1225 W. Belmont in Chicago’s Belmont Theatre District. Performances start at 7 PM. Tickets are $10, and student tickets are available the night of the show at the box office for $7 with a student ID. For tickets, call or click here.

The performers include Columbia College Theatre Department alums Freddy-May AbiSamra ’17 and Sam Hurwitz ’16, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance; Lara Garay ’16, Aaron Lockman ’17, and Tyler Anthony Smith ’17, all graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting; Dakota Hughes ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BFA Program in Musical Theatre Performance; and David Stobbe ’16  and Lauren Vogel ’16, both graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre. Also in the ensemble are Winter Sherrod, a student in the Columbia College Chicago English and Creative Writing Department‘s BA Program in Creative Writing with a Minor in Acting from the Theatre Department, and Columbia College alum Hal Baum ’15, a graduate of the English and Creative Writing Department’s fiction writing program.

Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie Shaw

The show is directed by Columbia College Chicago alum Stephanie Shaw ’92, who now teaches Solo Performance at the Theatre Department.

What is Dada? Art history will tell you that Dada is an early twentieth century avant-garde movement that lashed out against conformity, corruption and convention through subversive art, literature, and performance. But The LIVINGroom: Dada Solo says that once you try to define Dada, you’ve lost the game. It defies definition. It will kick you in the behind. It is an inarticulate howl. Find out what happens when Dada and solo collide.