Playwriting Archive

Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago figure prominently in Newcity Stage‘s “Players 2023: Who Really Performs for Chicago Right Now” feature, published January 6, 2023. Among the...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, located in the historic Getz Theatre Center of Columbia College in Chicago’s South Loop, is inviting applications for the position of Chair of the Theatre Department. Qualified and interested candidates are urged to...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are in the cast and creative team of Porchlight Music Theatre‘s production of Rent, the landmark rock musical by Jonathan Larson. The show is directed by Columbia College alum Adrian Abel Azevedo ’15,...
Congratulations to the alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Columbia College Chicago Music Department who won 2022 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The Equity “Jeff Awards,” which honor excellence in Chicago’s Equity theatre...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department proudly congratulates Columbia College Chicago alum Tyla Abercrumbie ’98 on winning the 2022 Lorraine Hansberry Award for Writing of a Play for her drama Relentless, which received its world premiere from Chicago’ TimeLine...
  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Kaiser Ahmed ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, and Cavan Hallman ’05, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Playwriting program, will speak about the work of theatrical artistic...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are in the cast and production team of Kokandy Productions’ staging of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Stephen Sondheim’s musical thriller. The show runs September 8 through November 6 at...
Chagall in School, a new comedy by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member James Sherman, receives its world premiere from Grippo Stage Company August 26 through October 8. The show, inspired by the life of famed artist Marc Chagall,...
Lifeline Theatre presents Miss Holmes Returns, a mystery comedy written by former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department  student Christopher M. Walsh, a Lifeline ensemble member. The play — inspired by the works of writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of fictional...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Rose Hamill ’16, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre Technology, will make her debut as a theatrical director by directing one of the plays in Broken Nose Theatre‘s Bechdel Fest 9: Next...