Acting Archive

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...
The Spirit of Expansion
Jackalope Theatre Company, a collective founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, will unveil plans for its 2015-2016 season at its benefit gala “The Spirit of Expansion” on Saturday, May 30, at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway...
Don't Go Gentle
Haven Theatre Company, co-founded by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Carol Cohen and Cody Estle, closes its 2014-2015 season with the Chicago premiere of Stephen Belber’s Don’t Go Gentle. The play–about a conservative white judge whose offer of...