Theatre Directing Archive

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums are in the cast and creative team of Lifeline Theatre‘s new production of Native Son, playwright Nambi E. Kelley’s adaptation of the landmark novel by Richard Wright. The show is directed by Columbia...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Tyler Anthony Smith ’17, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is the author and co-star of Hell in a Handbag Productions‘ world premiere Poor People! The Parody Musical, running May 2 through June...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department hosted a special event on Tuesday, April 16 – a panel discussion with members of the cast and creative team of the Goodman Theatre’s acclaimed production of August Wilson’s acclaimed drama Joe Turner’s...
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...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2023-24 Mainstage Season continues with Pippin, the Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson. The production runs April 25 through May 4 in the Courtyard Theatre of the Getz Theatre Center of Columbia...
Otherworld Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents its 10th annual Juggernaut Film Festival April 19 through 21. This weekend event celebrating science fiction and fantasy films and filmmakers from around the world...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Julia Farrell Diefenbach ’15, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program with a Minor in Stage Combat, has been named director of marketing for Shattered Globe Theatre, one of Chicago’s leading companies....
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 are in the cast of August Wilson’s drama Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, running April 13 through May 12 at the Goodman Theatre, located at 170 N. Dearborn in downtown Chicago’s Loop Theatre...
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni who won Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award, at the 50th anniversary Non-Equity “Jeff Awards” ceremony on March 25, 2024. The awards honor excellence in Chicago’s non-Equity theatre during...