Theatre Design Archive

Callie Johnson in Bailiwick Chicago's "Carrie: The Musical"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty, alumni, and students figured heavily in the nominations for the 2015 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson (“Jeff”) Awards honoring excellence in Chicago theatres not operating under an Actors’ Equity union contract. Columbia teachers and graduates...
Side Man
American Blues Theater‘s new production of Side Man, Warren Leight’s drama about a jazz musician’s troubled marriage, begins previews this Friday, April 24. The show is directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Jonathan Berry. Heather Gilbert, interim...
Michael Allen Harris in "Worthy"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are gearing up for new shows opening shortly on Chicago stages. Michael Allen Harris, a 2011 graduate of Columbia’s BFA program in Acting, is in the cast of Adventure Stage Chicago‘s world premiere...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty and students are joining forces for Martyr, the new show at Chicago’s acclaimed storefront Steep Theatre. This important new production marks the U.S. premiere of a controversial drama by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty and alumni are bringing two new plays to Chicago stages this month. Susan Padveen, coordinator of the Theatre Department’s BFA program in Theatre Directing, is staging the world premiere of Anna in the...
The Hypocrites theatre company’s reimagined production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Mikado received a rave review from the Boston Globe in its engagement at American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. The show, which features musical direction by Columbia...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member and Joseph Jefferson Award-winning director Jonathan Berry will stage American Blues Theatre‘s upcoming production of Side Man, Warren Leight’s Tony Award-winning drama about the splintered marriage of a jazz trumpeter and his alcoholic wife....
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty, alumni, and students are helping bring a playfully reimagined production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta The Mikado to the American Repertory Theatre at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Presented by The Hypocrites, one...
Columbia College Theatre Department alumni–performers, designers, and entrepreneurs–are gearing up for a busy Spring 2015 season in Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene. Acting alumna Lindsey Gavel will play Masha in The Hypocrites‘ production of Chekhov’s Three Sisters, running April 17-June 6 at...
Open Door Theater’s The Marvelous Wonderettes, whose cast and creative/production team include several Columbia College faculty, students, and alumni, got a glowing review from Oakpark.com blogger Doug Deuchler. “If you’re looking for a night out that is pure escapism,...