Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Alum Highlighted in ‘American Theatre’ Magazine

Cody Estle (Photo: Joe Mazza)

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is highlighted as one of “6 Chicago Theatre Workers You Should Know” in the November 2019 issue of American Theatre magazine, the leading publication covering the United States’ nonprofit regional theatre scene. As previously reported in this blog, Estle has served as artistic director of Chicago’s award-winning Raven Theatre since November of 2017. Estle came to Chicago from his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, to study at Columbia College.

“I enjoy telling stories onstage that reflect our everyday lives,” the article quotes Estle as saying. “It excites me that theatre has the power to help us better understand our lives and the world in which we live. Theatre remains one of the few places where we can unplug from the world and be swept away by the power of storytelling. This power of theatre encourages and inspires me to make plays.” To read the full article, click here.