Acting Archive

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...
Lunacy! (A Cryptohistorical Comedy)
Jackalope Theatre Company, a collective founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is celebrating its continued success with “The Spirit of Expansion,” a benefit gala set for Saturday, May 30, at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in...
Manifest
Columbia College Chicago celebrates the end of the 2014-2015 school year on Friday, May 15, with Manifest, its annual urban arts festival of student work. Manifest, free and open to the general public, is a South Loop showcase of...
The American Revolution
Theater Unspeakable presents The American Revolution, directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Marc Frost, running May 7-20 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, Chicago. In this production, seven actors–confined to a 21-square-foot platform–recreate the American...
Xtigone
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Bachelor of Arts in Acting major are featured in several new productions opening on local stages in the coming month. Alumna BrittneyLove Smith plays the lead role in Xtigone, a contemporary...