The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department proudly hosts alumnus Joseph Sikora ’98, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, for a “fireside chat” on Tuesday, October 18, from 5:30 to 6:30 PM in the Sheldon Patinkin Theatre of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia College, located at 72 E. 11th St. in Chicago’s South Loop. The event – a joint presentation of the Theatre Department and the Columbia College Alumni Network – is free, but registration is requested. A reception follows the Q&A portion of the program. Alumni Network members are encouraged to register here.
As previously reported in this blog, Joseph Sikora is the star of Starz TV’s series Power Book IV: Force, a spinoff of his previous hit Starz series Power. Power Book IV: Force stars Sikora as drug dealer Tommy Egan, a role he introduced in Power. As previously reported in this blog, the new series was filmed partly in Sikora’s home town of Chicago.
As previously reported in this blog, Sikora’s acting career began when he was a child in Chicago and played the title role in Touchstone Theatre’s production of The Little Prince. As an adult, he has appeared on Chicago stages in productions at Goodman, Lookingglass, Chicago Shakespeare, and Shattered Globe theatres. He was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award (Chicago’s top theatre award) for Actor in a Principal Role for his performance in Shattered Globe’s 1999 production Frozen Assets.
He also costarred with fellow Chicago actor David Schwimmer in a 2006 Broadway production of The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial. Besides the Power franchise, his TV credits include Ozark, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D., The Good Wife, Grey’s Anatomy, Boardwalk Empire, and Monk. His big-screen credits include roles in Rudy, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Charlie Wilson’s War, Shutter Island, Jack Reacher, and Jacob’s Ladder.
In 2020, Sikora participated in an online “master class” for the Pennsylvania Film Industry Association (PAFIA). Here’s the video: