Playwriting 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...
Jackalope Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums and former students, presents its ninth annual Living Newspaper Festival, an evening of six 10-minute plays inspired by newspaper articles from around the nation. The...
Michael Allen Harris
A new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Michael Allen Harris ’11, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Acting program, is featured in Bechdel Fest 6: Revolution, a festival of new short works presented by Broken...
The Bittersweet Arts Company, an ensemble formed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Columbia College Chicago Music Department alumni, is taking its first full-length production to the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August, and is presenting a two-night preview...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Reeny Hofrichter ’10, Cassandra Rose ’10, and Teagan Walsh-Davis ’10 are among the playwrights whose work is featured in the 9th Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival, running two nights only — Tuesday and Wednesday,...
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...
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 proudly congratulates Broken Nose Theatre on winning the 2018 Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award from the League of Chicago Theatres, the Chicago theatre industry’s professional advocacy and support organization. Founded in 2012,...
Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, the Columbia College Chicago Music Department, and the Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts Department have been nominated for 2018 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The...
Michael Allen Harris
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Allen Harris ’11, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Acting program, was dubbed “a young playwright on the brink of greatness” by the Chicago Reader in its review of Harris’...