Comedy Writing and Performance Archive

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Lea Ciastko ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Musical Theatre, performs her one-woman show It’s My Cancer and I’ll Laugh If I Want To on Sundays, June 3, 10,...
The Bittersweet Arts Co., a multidisciplinary collective founded and led by alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Columbia College Chicago Music Department, presents a new play by Columbia College alum Ross Krakow ’17, a graduate...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Preston Max Allen ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting who also took courses in the Theatre Department’s Musical Theatre and Comedy Studies programs, is featured in the Broadway’s...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, located at 72 E. 11th Street in Chicago’s South Loop, will host a day of free performances and exhibits on Friday, May 11, as part of Columbia College Chicago‘s 18th annual Manifest Urban...
Abduction, an original science-fiction musical comedy created and performed by students and alumni from Columbia College Chicago‘s Theatre, Music, and Cinema and Television Arts departments, will be performed in a staged concert version on Wednesday and Thursday, April 18...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s blog “The Green Room” has chronicled the professional activities of our talented and accomplished alumni, faculty, and students over the past year. We covered news as it poured in not only from Chicago but...
The Robert Frosty Theatre Company, a sketch comedy group founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the third annual edition of its comedy/sketch/stage combat holiday show ‘Twas the Fight Before Christmas through December 21. Written...
    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...