Comedy Writing and Performance Archive

Current and former students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department will be featured in the 20th annual Chicago Improv Festival,  running March 27-April 2 at multiple venues in Chicago. Cat Booty, an improv group consisting of current and...
Faculty, students, and alumni from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are pooling their talents for the new satirical comedy Our Christian Nation, running March 24-April 29 at the Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago. The show is written by Joe...
Cat Booty, an improv comedy group consisting of current and former students in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s nationally lauded Comedy Writing & Performance BA program, won the 10th annual College Improv Tournament (CIT10), a national competition for...
Nothing Without a Company, a Chicago nonprofit theatre company co-founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents The Kid Thing, a comedy about a lesbian couple preparing to have a baby, March 13-April 15 at the...
Alumni and current students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are pooling their talents for The 24 Hour Solo Show, an evening of one-person performances, on Sunday, December 18. The event starts at 8 PM at the Pendulum...
The LIVINGroom, an ensemble of solo writer/performers including alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, will present The LIVINGroom: From Where I’m Sitting, an evening of solo performances, on Sunday, November 13, at 8 PM at Stage 773,...
Samantha Bailey, a former student in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Acting program, is forging a fast-track career as a writer, director, producer, and performer for the stage and screen. Bailey is the director and producer of Brown...
  The company of Refuge Theatre Project‘s production of bare: a pop opera, running October 7-November 6, includes Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department students Alanna Lovely, a student in the Comedy Writing and Performance BA program, and Natalie Savoy and...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus and Broadway musical theatre performer Chester Gregory ’95, HDR ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, will appear at the City of Chicago’s third annual Fifth Star Awards on...
Singer-songwriter Jess Godwin (BA ’05), a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Acting, has released her first full-length album, Comfortable. The album, containing nine songs written and performed by Godwin, is available on iTunes....