Playwriting Archive

A new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Allen Harris (BFA ’11), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s acting program, is receiving a staged reading on Saturday, June 5, at 7 PM at Victory Gardens Theater,...
Mercy Street Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the world premiere of Burn, by Ian Michael James (BA ’14), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting with a...
The Mercy Street Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, celebrates the winter holidays with Merry Christmas, Mulch Pile!, a new comedy by resident playwright Dakota Parobek (BA ’15), a graduate of...
The Mercy Street Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, kicks off its second season with The Mercy Street Affair, an evening of new plays, live jazz, pastries, and craft cocktails inspired...
Several Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department teachers and current or former students are pooling their talents for “Broadway in Oak Park,” a benefit concert to raise money for Open Door Repertory Company in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park....
A crew of Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department teachers, alumni, and students are on board for Nobody’s Wench: Six Tales of Pirate Women on the Rolling Seas, presented by Fury Theatre and Badass Broads September 17-October 4 at Chase...
Actor-playwright James Sherman, a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member who teaches playwriting and improvisation, is getting good reviews for his one-man play The Ben Hecht Show, a portrait of legendary Hollywood screenwriter Ben Hecht. The show runs...
Compass Cabaret 55
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member James Sherman will be on a panel discussing Chicago theatre and improv history when the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago’s Jewish Film Festival screens Compass Cabaret 55, a documentary about the fabled...
The Ben Hecht Show
  Actor-playwright James Sherman, a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member who teaches playwriting and improvisation, will star in the West Coast premiere of his one-man play The Ben Hecht Show, a portrait of legendary Chicago journalist-turned-Hollywood-screenwriter Ben...
The Spirit of Expansion
Jackalope Theatre Company, a collective founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, will unveil plans for its 2015-2016 season at its benefit gala “The Spirit of Expansion” on Saturday, May 30, at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway...