Acting Archive

The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department has been invited to participate in the 2015 International Voices Project, a series of staged readings of the work of international playwrights in English translations presented at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago. On Monday,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department teachers, students, and alumni are keeping busy as the spring 2015 season kicks into high gear. Theatre Department faculty member and alumnus Brian Shaw (left) plays Clov in The Hypocrites‘ new production of Samuel Beckett’s absurdist...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Rob Colletti is back in Chicago with the national company of The Book of Mormon, running February 25-May 17 at the Bank of America Theatre. Rob, who’s now based in New York, is the standby...
Michael Ryczek
Columbia College Theatre Department academic manager and directing teacher Michael Ryczek is directing a fully staged workshop of Chicago playwright Susan Lieberman’s Netta at Ninety, running Monday-Wednesday, February 23-25, at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, Chicago. The workshop is part of...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre alumnus Behzad Dabu (pictured, center) won glowing reviews for his performance in Samsara, now receiving its world premiere at Chicago’s acclaimed Victory Gardens Theater. The comedy by Lauren Yee concerns a white American couple who are...
Jackalope Theatre, one of Chicago’s “must-watch” young ensembles, begins performances of its next production, Four, on Thursday, February 19, at Broadway Armory Park, at 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The cast includes Columbia College student Michael Kurowski and...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
Actors Scott Adsit and Jeff Perry were among the more than 800 people who turned out to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Sheldon Patinkin, longtime Chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, on Monday, January 26, 2015....
Ann Boyd in "Grief: A Work in Progress"
Columbia College faculty members Ann Boyd, Colleen Halloran, and Chelsea M. Warren present a program of solo performance this weekend at Links Hall at Constellation, 3111 N. Western, Chicago. Titled Finding Peace – And Wanting Popcorn, it’s a collection...
Columbia College Theatre Department alumni and faculty members have won rave reviews for their work on The Addams Family–The Musical, now running through April 5 at the Mercury Theater in Chicago. The show costars Musical Theatre Performance BFA alumnus...
Last fall, the Columbia College Theatre Department featured Shakespeare’s The Tempest as part of its mainstage season. Now, to kick off the Spring 2015 semester, faculty member Stephanie Shaw is directing Chicago playwright Mickle Maher‘s Spirits to Enforce, which incorporates text...