Theatre Directing Archive

Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alumni whose work was celebrated in the 2020 Arts & Culture poll in the Chicago Reader‘s annual “Best of Chicago” issue dated March 17,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum J. Cody Spellman ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is the creative director of 3x, a new music video series showcasing original work by emerging artists. Each performance is...
The Chicago Tribune reports that Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Tyla Abercrumbie ’98 has been selected as the inaugural playwright in a new $25,000 play development initiative by Chicago’s Raven Theatre, whose artistic director is Columbia College alumnus...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Madison Kennedy ’18, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, will lead a virtual workshop for Columbia College students and alumni seeking work in the arts and entertainment field. Titled “Don’t...
  Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Heather Gilbert and former Columbia College Theatre Department student and faculty member David Cromer HDR ’17, who have been nominated for 2020 Tony Awards for their work on the...
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago alumni, students, and faculty who have been nominated for 2020 Black Theatre Alliance Awards. The nominees were announced August 7, 2020. Among those nominated are: Aaron Reese Boseman ‘12, a graduate of the...
Otherworld Theatre, a troupe founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is profiled in an article published May 27, 2020, by the Chicago Reader, Chicago’s longest-established alternative publication. Headlined “Otherworld Theatre Unites Gamers and Theater Nerds,”...
Mirrorbox Theatre, an Iowa theatre company led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Cavan Hallman ’05, presents a live streamed performance of the play Apologies to Lorraine Hansberry (You Too, August Wilson) on Friday, June 19, at 8...
Heather Gilbert
Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Heather Gilbert, who won the 2020 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play. Gilbert, a teacher in the Theatre Department’s Theatre Design Program, was honored for her...
A group of theatre companies in Chicago’s Edgewater Theatre District are conducting a drive for donations of food and other supplies to redistribute to other organizations in Chicago directly supporting protestors and in neighborhoods where food supplies are limited....