Theatre Design Archive

  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty members Andra Velis Simon and Heather Gilbert are the musical director and lighting designer, respectively, for re-imagined versions of classic Gilbert and Sullivan operettas this fall at two of the United States’...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Claire Chrzan (BA ’11) and Jon Beal (BA ’11) are on the production team for the New Colony‘s Halloween-season production The Terrible, a world premiere by Morgan McNaught. Chrzan, a graduate of the...
  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Amy Uhl is directing and choreographing the classic Gilbert & Sullivan operetta H.M.S. Pinafore for the Savoyaires, a company dedicated to the work of librettist William S. Gilbert and composer Arthur...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Terry McCabe‘s new stage adaptation of Nicholas Meyer’s novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution will open the 2015-16 season at Chicago’s City Lit Theater, where McCabe is artistic director. The production’s cast includes Columbia...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty are joining forces to bring the world premiere of The Cheats, by Hamish Linklater, to the stage of Steep Theatre, one of Chicago’s finest Off-Loop companies, this fall. Joanie Schultz (BA...
Haven Theatre Company, whose executive director and co-founder Carol Cohen studied Theatre Design at the  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, has established “The Director’s Haven,” a showcase for emerging directors. Dedicated to putting early-career directors at the forefront, “The...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are helping Rasaka Theatre Company, the midwest’s only theatre ensemble illuminating the South Asian American experience, to bring the midwest premiere of Nandita Shenoy’s Washer/Dryer to Chicago September 17-October 11. Kaiser Ahmed (BA...
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...
Jesse Klug (BFA ’05), a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Theatre Design Program, is designing the lights for two major Chicago-area stage openings in September. Funnyman, a world premiere, stars George Wendt as a vaudeville comic...
Arianna Soloway (BFA ’13), a graduate of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BFA Program in Theatre Directing, is staging the opening show of Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company‘s 30th anniversary season–the powerful war drama Guardians, by Peter Morris. The drama,...