Theatre Design Archive

Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and creative/production team of Beehive: The 60’s Musical, running June 19 through August 11 at Marriott Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire. For tickets, click here....
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and creative/production team of The Prodigal Daughter, a world premiere drama about a Black family in Chicago during the “Red Summer” of 1919. The show runs through...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member and Tony Award-winning sound designer Mikhail Fiksel, a teacher in the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Theatre Design and Technology, is the recipient of the 2024 Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in...
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...
Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Columbia College Chicago Music Department are on the design team for the world premiere of Turret, starring Oscar and Tony nominee Michael Shannon. Produced by A Red Orchid Theatre, the...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, has been artistic director of Next Act Theatre in Milwaukee since February of 2023. Now he is directing his first production at the...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Heather Gilbert is featured in an article posted April 12 in the Substack blog Theater Wow. The focus of the interview – “A Million Lovely Moments: Dead Outlaw‘s Lighting Designer Heather Gilbert,”...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums and faculty are in the cast and production team of the classic musical The Music Man, running April 10 through June 2 at Marriott Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire. For tickets, click here. The...
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and creative team of The S Paradox, a world premiere presented by the Babes with Blades Theatre Company. The show runs April 7 through May 18 at the...
Former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student and faculty member and Columbia College Honorary Degree recipient David Cromer HDR ’17, who won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Band’s Visit, has re-teamed with...