Comedy Writing and Performance Archive

    The LIVINGroom, an ensemble of solo writer/performers including alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, presents a program of new one-person performances — The LIVINGroom: Dada Solo — on Sunday, November 12 and 19,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Jen Ellison, a faculty member in the Comedy Writing and Performance BA Program, directs the Neo-Futurists theatre company’s new production, Tangles & Plaques, running October 12-November 18 at the Neo-Futurarium, located at...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2017-2018 Mainstage Season begins Wednesday, October 11, with Servant of Two Masters, the classic comedy by 18th-century Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni. Directed by Theatre Department faculty member Ric Walker, the play runs through...
Congratulations to former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Ashley Nicole Black, who just won a 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. Black, a former teacher in the Columbia College Theatre Department’s nationally acclaimed...
August 27 would have been the 82nd birthday of Sheldon Patinkin–longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community. Sheldon passed away on September...
LoudMouth Theater, a new company created by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums and students, makes its debut August 24-26 with Mouthing Off, an evening of theatre and music by local artists. LoudMouth Theater is led by its co-founders:...
A group of Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Columbia College Chicago Music Department alumni have partnered to form the Bittersweet Arts Company, described as “a collective of multi-talented artists whose unique ambitions and spirits are brought together through...
Faculty, students, and alumni from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are traveling to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland — the world’s largest annual arts festival — with the comedy Our Christian Nation, a satirical look at what the...
Students and alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and production team of the musical Ragtime, presented by the Griffin Theatre Company May 27-July 16. The show’s ensemble includes Juwon Tyrel Perry, a student in the...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Lea Ciastko ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, is performing in Casting Asiancy, a one-night variety/comedy show on Wednesday, May 24, starting 8 PM at Second City...