Acting Archive

Manifest
Columbia College Chicago celebrates the end of the 2014-2015 school year on Friday, May 15, with Manifest, its annual urban arts festival of student work. Manifest, free and open to the general public, is a South Loop showcase of...
The American Revolution
Theater Unspeakable presents The American Revolution, directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Marc Frost, running May 7-20 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. In this production, seven actors–confined to a 21-square-foot platform–recreate the American...
Xtigone
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Bachelor of Arts in Acting major are featured in several new productions opening on local stages in the coming month. Alumna BrittneyLove Smith plays the lead role in Xtigone, a contemporary...
The Seven Secret Plays of Madam Caprice
The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded in 2005 by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department students and alumni, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new original production, The Seven Secret Plays of Madam Caprice: a live music meta-theatrical...
Good Evening with Pat Whalen
May Day! May Day! Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Pat Whalen hosts Good Evening #8, the eighth installment of  Good Evening with Pat Whalen, on Friday, May 1, at 10:45 PM. Described as “Chicago’s only late-night talk-show news-alternative; featuring...
  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Ann Boyd and Susan Imus, Chair of Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies, are collaborating on a presentation at the North American Drama Therapy Association‘s 2015 Central Region Conference...
Callie Johnson in Bailiwick Chicago's "Carrie: The Musical"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty, alumni, and students figured heavily in the nominations for the 2015 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson (“Jeff”) Awards honoring excellence in Chicago theatres not operating under an Actors’ Equity union contract. Columbia teachers and graduates...
Michael Allen Harris in "Worthy"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are gearing up for new shows opening shortly on Chicago stages. Michael Allen Harris, a 2011 graduate of Columbia’s BFA program in Acting, is in the cast of Adventure Stage Chicago‘s world premiere...
Samuel Munoz and Aaron Munoz in "53:1"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Samuel Munoz (BA, Acting, 1999) and Aaron Munoz (BA, Acting, 2001) are featured in two independent films making rounds of the festival circuit this season. They costar in the short film 53:1, which...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty and students are joining forces for Martyr, the new show at Chicago’s acclaimed storefront Steep Theatre. This important new production marks the U.S. premiere of a controversial drama by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg...