Columbia College Chicago Theatre Alums Bring Haven Chicago’s ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ to Den Theatre July 10-Aug. 4

Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and production team of Haven Chicago‘s new production of the groundbreaking rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Tyler Anthony Smith in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

The show runs July 10 through August 4 at the Den Theatre, located at 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. For tickets, click here.

“Hedwig and the Angry Inch.”

With  a book by John Cameron Mitchell and songs by Stephen Trask, Hedwig and the Angry Inch” follows the journey of Hedwig Robinson, a gender-queer East German lead singer in a rock and roll band.

Tyler Anthony Smith

Columbia College alum Tyler Anthony Smith ’17, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, stars as Hedwig, a role originally played by the show’s co-author John Cameron Mitchell.

Kirsten Baity

Leo Batutis

Julia Farrell Diefenbach

Carol Leitz Cohen

The show’s production team includes Columbia College alums Kirsten Baity ’21, who graduated Summa cum Laude with a BA in Theatre with a Playwriting concentration, and Leo Batutis ’20, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Writing for Performance program with a Minor in Theatre Directing. Baity is the show’s intimacy choreographer, and Batutis is the assistant director. In addition, Columbia College alum Julia Farrell Diefenbach ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program with a Minor in Stage Combat, is Haven Chicago’s director of marketing and social media. And Carol Cohen, a former student in the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Theatre Design program, is Haven Chicago’s co-founder and president of the company’s board of directors.