Acting Archive

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums are in the cast of August Wilson’s drama Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, running April 13 through May 12 at the Goodman Theatre, located at 170 N. Dearborn in downtown Chicago’s Loop Theatre...
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and creative team of The S Paradox, a world premiere presented by the Babes with Blades Theatre Company. The show runs April 7 through May 18 at the...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Tyla Abercrumbie ’98, a regular cast member of the Showtime series The Chi, will join the of the new CBS TV series NCIS: Origins, which debuts in the 2024-2025 broadcast season. The entertainment news site...
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni who won Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award, at the 50th anniversary Non-Equity “Jeff Awards” ceremony on March 25, 2024. The awards honor excellence in Chicago’s non-Equity theatre during...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department honors the memory of former chair Fritzie Sahlins on the 100th anniversary of her birth on March 21, 1924. From 1974 through 1976, Fritzie co-chaired (with speech teacher Phyllis Griffin) the Theatre Department of...
Jackalope Theatre, a company founded and led by alumni and former students of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, has added performances of its Chicago premiere of The Smuggler, starring Jackalope cofounder Andrew Burden Swanson, a former student in the Columbia College Theatre...
Blue, a new drama directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Matthews ’99, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, will run March 5 through 30 at the Seven Dials Playhouse in London, England, following a successful engagement...
Jackalope Theatre, a company founded and led by alumni and former students of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, presents the Chicago premiere of The Smuggler, starring Jackalope cofounder Andrew Burden Swanson, a former student in the Columbia College...