Playwriting Archive

Relentless, the new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Tyla Abercrumbie ’98, has received rave reviews for its world premiere production from Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre. As previously reported in this blog, rhe show, which opened January 27, is scheduled...
Relentless, a new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Tyla Abercrumbie ’98, is receiving its world premiere from Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre as part of the award-winning company’s return to live performance with its 25th anniversary season. The production begins...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department mourns the passing of former chairperson Paul Carter Harrison, who passed away December 27, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia, at the age of 85. Harrison, a distinguished playwright, scholar, and teacher, chaired the Columbia...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department proudly congratulates the Columbia College alums and faculty members who have been selected to receive 2021 Make a Wave grants from the Chicago-based nonprofit grant-making organization 3Arts. The grant recipients were announced October...
Broken Nose Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies, is launching its tenth season with an audio adaptation of Kingdom, a drama by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Allen Harris ’11, a graduate of the Columbia...
Columbia College Chicago alum Hannah Ii-Epstein ’15, a graduate of the college’s fiction writing program, has been selected as one of two recipients of a new grant presented by Chicago’s About Face Theatre to support the creative work of local...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Kirsten Baity ’21, who graduated Summa cum Laude with a BA in Theatre with a Playwriting concentration, has been selected as one of two inaugural members of About Face Theatre’s Green Room Collective,...
  Columbia College Chicago‘s student-powered Manifest Urban Arts Festival is both online and in-person in this year’s Manifest: Reach. The 20th-anniversary edition runs May 10 through 14, and the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department will be proudly participating! From...
  A new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Skye Robinson Hillis ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is being presented by the MFA Program in Playwriting at Ohio University, where Robinson Hillis...
Columbia College Chicago will host “Social Justice and Creative Practice: The Power of the Creative Voice in Advancing Social Change,” an online conversation with renowned playwright, actor, director, activist, educator, and Columbia College honorary degree recipient Regina Taylor HDR...