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Albert Williams

Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are featured in the fight team for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s eagerly awaited brand-new production of Macbeth, Giuseppe Verdi’s thrilling operatic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy. The production runs September 17...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Rose Freeman ’07, a graduate of the Theatre Department‘s Theatre Directing program, is directing the opening production of the Third Eye Theatre Ensemble‘s eighth season — a double bill of one-act operas running...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Isaiah Silvia-Chandley ’18 and Michael George ’16 won a rave review from the Chicago Reader for their choreography for the professional Chicago-area regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots — the...
Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Rebecca Lynn Dose ’19, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Stage Management BA program. She has been named Resident Stage Manager of the Magik Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. Dose came...
The online comedy game show Wisecrackin’, created by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Angie McMahon ’98, has been entertaining audiences virtually during the pandemic the shutdown. But this Thursday, September 2, at 8 PM (CST), the show makes...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department fondly honors the memory of Sheldon Patinkin – longtime chair of the Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community — who was...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty are on the creative team of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Anne Washburn’s comedy/drama/musical about a post-apocalyptic world comforted by memories of The Simpsons, which begins performances August 27 at Theater Wit,...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department proudly congratulates Columbia College Chicago alumnus Curt Eric Clendenin ’98 on his new book, Wonder Wander, published August 8, 2o21. Described as “a (mostly) blank sketch book from the ‘U-DRAW’ series,” Wonder Wander...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department is delighted to welcome longtime faculty member Susan Padveen to the position of Interim Allen and Lynn Turner Chair of Theatre. Padveen, an associate professor, replaces former Chair Carin Silkaitis, who has joined...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, was interviewed in the Chicago Tribune‘s digital edition about his plans for guiding Chicago’s venerable, award-winning Raven Theatre back to live...