Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Announces Live and Virtual Performances for Updated 2021 Mainstage Season Posted by Albert Williams Anne Libera, Carin Silkaitis, Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, Miguel Rosa López, Tommy Rivera Vega Comedy Writing and Performance, Devised Performance, Mainstage Season, Musical Theatre, Theatre, Uncategorized Comments are off The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department has announced the remainder of its 2020-2021 Mainstage Season — an exciting mix of in-person and virtual student-performed productions, starting with Are You There God, It’s Me, Katniss Everdeen, running March 24 through 27. Anne Libera Directed by faculty member Anne Libera, director of the Theatre Department’s B.A. Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, the show is a fresh new comedy created by director Anne Libera and the ensemble about children’s and young adult literature that sends up everything from Captain Underpants and Junie B. Jones to dystopian love triangles, hyper-articulate John Green teens, and all the middle-grade babysitters and wizards in between. The performance will be filmed and streamed into the audience’s homes. For tickets, click here. Next up is Tales of Berlin, a live production running April 14 through 17 in the Courtyard Theatre of Columbia College’s Getz Theatre Center, located at 72 E. 11th St. in Chicago’s South Loop. Carin Silkaitis Directed by Carin Silkaitis, the Allen and Lynn Turner Chair of the Theatre Department, this site-specific, ensemble-created devised performance, timed for individual audience members’ socially distanced viewing, takes viewers on a journey through pre-World War II Germany – the music, the dance, and the stories that set the stage for the musical Cabaret, which is coming up in the Theatre Department’s 2021-22 Mainstage Season. Actors in self-contained pods will perform stories, songs, and musical numbers exploring the themes of power, leadership, and personal responsibility, then and now. Each audience member will have their own scheduled time to wander the space, and no two experiences will be the same. For tickets, click here. The season’s final production is Case Study: Contact, running May 4 through 8. This one-of-a-kind immersive virtual experience, performed live on Zoom, invites each audience member select their own journey. If you had 365 days to live, would you live in the moment or try to change your destiny? Miguel Rosa López Tommy Rivera-Vega Written by Miguel Rosa López, the show is directed by adjunct faculty member Tommy Rivera-Vega. For tickets, click here.