Acting Archive

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...
The Glory of the World
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Ryan Bourque was fight director for The Glory of the World, now receiving its world premiere at the prestigious Actors Theatre of Louisville in Kentucky. Based on the work of philosopher Thomas Merton,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty, alumni, and students are helping bring a playfully reimagined production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Mikado to the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Presented by The Hypocrites, one...
Columbia College Theatre Department alumni–performers, designers, and entrepreneurs–are gearing up for a busy Spring 2015 season in Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene. Acting alumna Lindsey Gavel will play Masha in The Hypocrites‘ production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, running April 17-June 6 at...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre alumnus Chester Gregory (center) co-stars in Goodman Theatre's "Two Trains Running"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Chester Gregory and A.C. Smith won glowing reviews for their performances in Goodman Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s drama Two Trains Running, playing through April 12. “For anyone still in need of an explanation...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department will host Broadway Bound!, an evening of musical theatre presented by the Sarah Siddons Society, on Tuesday, March 17. This festival of young talent performing a program of scenes and songs is presented in...
Oklahoma!
The performance of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department on Saturday, March 14, at 7 PM, is a benefit for Columbia’s Musical Theatre Scholarships program. Tickets for the benefit performance are $5-$15. Proceeds from the show...
Sam Bailey in "You're So Talented"
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre, Cinema Art + Science, and Education departments have joined forces to launch a new Web series, You’re So Talented, which premieres Wednesday, March 11. Presented by Open TV, and produced in association with...
 Several Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and students are involved in Runcible Theatre Company’s staging of British playwright Howard Barker’s rarely-seen Scenes from an Execution, the tale of a 16th-century Italian painter’s clash with religious and secular authorities over...