Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty members and alums are heading to Scotland in August to participate in the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Branded as “the world’s greatest platform for creative freedom,” the fringe festival runs August 4 through 28 at multiple venues in Scotland’s capital city.
This Shakespearean spoof plays at theSpace on the Mile, 80 High Street, Edinburgh. For tickets, click here.
Blue – the story of a detective assigned to investigate the death of a Black motorist during a traffic stop that involved her husband’s ex-partner – had its world premiere in April in Los Angeles under Matthews’ direction. At the Edinburgh Fringe, Blue runs August 2 through 28 at Assembly George Square’s The Box. For tickets, click here.
Macbeth by the Sea is written by Joe Janes, a faculty member in the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Comedy Writing and Performance. The cast includes Theatre Department faculty members Ric Walker and Wendi Weber as well as Janes. The show is directed by Theatre Department faculty member Andrea J. Dymond. The creative team includes Theatre Department faculty members Frances Maggio and David Woolley, who are the costume designer and stage combat director respectively. Also on the production team are Columbia College alums Gabby Rooney ’22, who graduated with a double BA in Theatre Directing from the Theatre Department and Entertainment Industry Marketing from the Columbia College Chicago Business and Entrepreneurship Department, and Anna Rogers ’21, who graduated with a BA in Traditional Animation from the Columbia College Chicago Interactive Arts and Media Department. Rooney and Rogers are the show’s stage manager and associate costume designer respectively.