Comedy Writing and Performance Archive

The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the college’s office of Development and Alumni Relations invite alumni and supporters of Columbia College‘s Theatre Department to the first-ever Columbia College Theatre Reunion Weekend October 19 and 20, 2018. The event...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Hannah Starr ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is celebrated as one of this year’s “Hot New Faces of Chicago Theatre” by Chicago Tribune theatre critic Chris Jones....
A new musical by 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 programs, will be...
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...