Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Faculty Member Discusses ‘Adjusting Your Path During a Pandemic’ in Free Sarah Siddons Society Webinar Feb. 28

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Donterrio is a featured speaker in Adjusting Your Path During a Pandemic, a free theatre career Zoom webinar presented by Chicago’s Sarah Siddons Society on Monday, February 28, at 7 PM Central time. The panel is the inaugural event presented by the Siddons Artistic Council, a group of theatre practitioners and educators focused on fostering dialogue in a changing industry. The February 28 panel is free, but advance registration is required. To register and for more information, click here.

In the 45-minute webinar, multi-hyphenate artists Kayla Boye and Donterrio will discuss topics related to artists repositioning themselves in new roles within their fields in the present uncertain professional climate.

The Sarah Siddons Society, founded in 1952, is a Chicago organization whose mission is to fund scholarships to promising theatre arts students at top Chicago area schools, including Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, and Northwestern University School of Communications.

Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw

Kaiser Ahmed

Sarah Cohen

Columbia College Theatre Department alum and faculty member Brian Shaw ’86, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre, is Columbia College’s representative on the Sarah Siddons Society’s board of governors. Shaw is also the liaison between the board of governors and the Siddons Artistic Council, whose purpose is to act as a conduit between the Sarah Siddons Society board of governors, recent Sarah Siddons Society scholarship recipients, and members of the Chicago-area professional theatre community to offer mentoring, networking, and guidance. The artistic council’s members include Donterrio, Boye, and Columbia College alums Kaiser Ahmed ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, and Sarah Cohen ’18, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting with a Minor in Stage Combat.