Playwriting Archive

Manifest: Breakthrough, the 2024 edition of Columbia College Chicago‘s annual student-powered Manifest Arts Festival, takes place Friday, May 10, to celebrate student achievements at the end of the 2023-24 school year, and the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department is proudly...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department hosted a special event on Tuesday, April 16 – a panel discussion with members of the cast and creative team of the Goodman Theatre’s acclaimed production of August Wilson’s acclaimed drama Joe Turner’s...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Tyla Abercrumbie ’98, a regular cast member of the Showtime series The Chi, will join the of the new CBS TV series NCIS: Origins, which debuts in the 2024-2025 broadcast season. The entertainment news site...
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni who won Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award, at the 50th anniversary Non-Equity “Jeff Awards” ceremony on March 25, 2024. The awards honor excellence in Chicago’s non-Equity theatre during...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2023-24 Mainstage Season continues with The Bluest Eye, Lydia R. Diamond‘s stage adaptation of the groundbreaking novel by Toni Morrison. The production runs through March 23 in Studio 404 of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia College, located at 72 E. 11th...
Congratulations to the alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Columbia College Chicago Music Department who have been nominated for Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The Non-Equity “Jeff Awards” honor excellence in Chicago’s non-Equity...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Almanya Narula ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, brings her award-winning solo show Noor Inayat Khan: The Forgotten Spy to Chicago on Monday, December 11, following its engagement at New...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Emilio Williams is the author of ¡Bernarda!, a new adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s classic drama The House of Bernarda Alba. Presented in its world premiere by Teatro Vista under the direction...
Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Marvin Quijada ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, whose play The Dream King was honored at the 2023 Joseph Jefferson Awards ceremony on Monday, October 2,...