Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Alumni Launch New Podcast Asking Chicago Artists: ‘Are Your Parents Proud of You?’

(L-R): Cody Estle, Connar Brown, and Matthew Schufreider at the recording of “Are Your Parents Proud of You?”

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Connar Brown ’19, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting with a Minor in Voiceover and a Minor in Video Production, and Theatre Department student Matthew Schufreider, a junior in the Acting BA program with a Minor in Education, have launched a new podcast, Are Your Parents Proud of You? The third episode, just posted, features an interview with Columbia College alum Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program. Estle is artistic director of Chicago’s respected Raven Theatre, where his new production of the drama Sundown, Yellow Moon runs October 3 through November 17.

Connar Brown
Matthew Schufreider
Griffen MacCorkle

Hosted and produced by Brown and Schufreider, with production support by Columbia College alum Griffen MacCorkle ’19, also an Acting BA program graduate with a Minor in Voiceover, Are Your Parents Proud of You? is a conversation among artists. Interviewees discuss their process, their inspiration, and how their parents felt about their career paths. Conversations with some of the Chicago area’s most highly active artists in the Chicago area range from the humorous to the serious to the informational. The free interview program streams on Soundcloud. Here’s a link to the interview with Estle, “Cody Wants You to Buy Him a Drink“: