Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Acting Program Alum Headed to Broadway — Again

Caroline Neff
Caroline Neff

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Caroline Neff ’07, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in next season’s Broadway production of Linda Vista, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts. Neff and Letts are both company members of Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble.

Caroline Neff and Ian Barford in Steppenwolf Theatre’s “Linda Vista.” (Photo: Michael Brosilow)

Neff — who came to Chicago from her native Texas in 2004 to study at Columbia College Chicago — appeared in the world premiere of Linda Vista at Steppenwolf last year. She previously appeared on Broadway in Steppenwolf’s production of Airline Highway in 2015. She is a two-time winner of Chicago’s top theatrical prize, the Joseph Jefferson Award, for her performances in Steep Theatre‘s A Brief History of Helen of Troy (2011) and Victory Gardens Theatre’s Lettie (2018).

Linda Vista begins previews September 19, 2019, at the Hayes Theatre in New York, with a scheduled opening date of October 10. The production team includes former Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago associate chair Richard Woodbury (sound designer).