Acting Archive

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...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Stahl-David is featured in the Off-Broadway production Buzzer, which opened April 8, 2015, at New York’s prestigious Public Theater. The play by Tracey Scott-Wilson concerns the tense relationship between a black attorney,...
  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Gretchen Wylder is in the company of the new Off-Broadway show Clinton The Musical, now running at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., New York. Wylder, who graduated from Columbia College...
arciTEXT
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Michael Allen Harris and Eric Burgher are participating in this year’s edition of “arciTEXT,” a festival of short new works for the theatre presented by The Arc Theatre. This year’s festival explores the...
Chester Gregory
The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College Chicago’s award-winning student newspaper, highlighted three Columbia College Theatre Department alumni in its March 30, 2015, edition. In “Columbia Alums Shine in Goodman Theatre Play,” contributing writer Sadie Miller interviewed Columbia grads A.C. Smith and Chester...
The Los Angeles premiere of Sons of the Prophet, directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Matthews, has been extended through April 26 at the Blank Theatre in Hollywood. The dark comedy by Stephen Karam, winner of...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
An archival video of “A Celebration of the Life of Sheldon Patinkin” is available for viewing at the Columbia College Chicago web page for the Sheldon Patinkin Endowed Award. The memorial tribute to Patinkin–longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago...