Acting Archive

"EL Stories"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and students are appearing in current productions on Chicago stages. Alumni Ryan Jendrycki and Lucas Perfetti, graduates of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, are in EL Stories 21: People Watching, produced by Waltzing...
All Our Tragic
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are in the cast and production team of The Hypocrites‘ remount of its acclaimed 2014 production All Our Tragic, running June 20-August 9 at the Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee, in Chicago’s Wicker...
Cecilia O'Reilly
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate professor Cecilia O’Reilly, coordinator of the voice training component of the Acting Program, was interviewed in the Chicago Tribune in an article about the challenges British actors face mastering American accents. O’Reilly is...
Prone
Alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, Music Department, and Dance Department are involved in the Underscore Theatre Company‘s second annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, running June 30-July 19 at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee,...
Murder Ballad
Two of Chicago’s strongest selling points are its vibrant theatre scene and its beautiful lakefront, and the Chicago Park District’s annual Theatre on the Lake Summer Theatre Festival, which showcases encore performances of some of the most exciting professional...
Congratulations to Jackalope Theatre, a collective founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni: the company’s 2014 production of Exit Strategy, by Ike Holter, was honored in the “New Work” category at the 42nd annual Non-Equity Joseph...
Queen Amarantha
Otherworld Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is presenting Charles Busch’s science-fantasy epic Queen Amarantha at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. Founded in 2012, Otherworld...
Stick Fly
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Pogue, a 2006 graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in Stick Fly, running through July 5 at the Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park...
The 2015 commencement ceremony for Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department graduates featured inspiring talks by two alumni: Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s incoming artistic director, Anna D. Shapiro–recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Columbia College–and her former Theatre Department...
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate professor Cecilia O’Reilly, coordinator of the voice training component of the Acting Program, is the dialect coach for the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain‘s upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly...