Improv Archive

James Sherman in "The Ben Hecht show"
Actor-playwright James Sherman, a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member who teaches playwriting and improvisation, performs his one-man play The Ben Hecht Show as part of “Teatron: Chicago’s Jewish Theatre Festival,” running November 3 through 10 in conjunction...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department will present a day of free performances and exhibits on Friday, May 10, as part of Columbia College Chicago‘s 19th annual Manifest Urban Arts Festival. The Getz Theater Center of Columbia College Chicago,...
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...
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...
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...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus J. Cody Spellman ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is directing the sketch comedy revue The Miseducation of 55th Street, running July 8-August 5 at The Revival, an improv...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member James Sherman‘s 1985 comedy/drama The God of Isaac is receiving a new production by Grippo Stage Company July 8-August 27 at the Piven Theatre in the northern Chicago suburb of Evanston. Sherman,...
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...
  Columbia College Chicago alum Kelsie Huff ’03 is the co-star and co-creator of The Open Mic, a new web series about the world of standup comedy open mics in Chicago. The series can be found on YouTube, where new episodes...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Shira Wilson ’14, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in Shamilton!, a new improvised musical comedy presented by the producers of Baby Wants Candy. Directed by Columbia College Theatre...