Columbia College Chicago Theatre Dept. Hosts Free Siddons Artistic Council Event ‘Keeping It Going: Life After Theatre School’ March 14

Keeping It Going:Life After Theatre School

(In Person Program)

Monday, March 14 @ 7 pm CSTCourtyard Theater Columbia College Chicago


The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department hosts Keeping It Going: Life After Theatre School– a free in-person dialogue with a panel of recent theatre school graduates and working professionals — on Monday, March 14, at 7 PM CST in the Courtyard Theatre of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia College Chicago, located at 72 E. 11th St. in Chicago’s South Loop. The conversation will cover such topics as best resources to find work and collaborations, financial stability versus creative pursuits, the difference between what you learned in school and the reality of the industry, creating your own work, and building partnerships. The panelists include Columbia College alum Sar Cohen ’18, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting with a Minor in Stage Combat. The panel will also include alumni of the theatre programs at Roosevelt University and DePaul University.

Though the event is free, advance registration is required: click here.


Sarah Cohen

Kaiser Ahmed


Brian Shaw

Brian Shaw

Cohen, a former recipient of a Sarah Siddons Society scholarship, is a member of the Sarah Siddons Society’s new Siddons Artistic Council, as are Columbia College alum Kaiser Ahmed ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, and Theatre Department faculty member Donterrio. 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 and also serves as the board’s liaison to the Artistic Council. Founded in 1952, the Sarah Siddons Society is a Chicago organization dedicated to funding scholarships for promising theatre arts students at top Chicago-area colleges and universities.

Following the program, the conversation will continue at Lou Malnati’s South Loop pizza restaurant. The first 25 people who register for the program and attend will receive a $20 gift card to enjoy a pizza and a drink with other attendees.