Theatre Directing Archive

Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Jake Fruend ’13, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program. He’s joining the internationally acclaimed Lyric Opera of Chicago as a full-time staff Graphic Design Specialist. “I’ll handle graphics...
The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents a new site-specific, immersive play, Incomplete Conversations, running October 28 through November 23 at Tapestry Fellowship Church, 3824 W. Irving Park, Chicago....
Tony Award-winning directors Anna D. Shapiro and David Cromer — two of the leading artists in contemporary American theatre — met as fellow students at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department in the late 1980s. Now the duo are...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Keli Garrett ’91, author of the Theatre Department’s current Mainstage Season production SPACE, is featured in a special episode of Are Your Parents Proud of You?, a podcast created by Columbia alum Connar...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is highlighted as one of “6 Chicago Theatre Workers You Should Know” in the November 2019 issue of American Theatre magazine,...
Congratulations to the current and former faculty and students of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department who were honored with 2019 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award, at the annual Jeff Awards ceremony on October 21. The winners...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Joanie Schultz ’00, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, directs the Philadelphia Theatre Company’s production of A Small Fire, starring two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth. The show runs October...
The Point Theatre Project, a new company founded by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums, debuts with an all-woman adaptation of John Knowles’ classic novel A Separate Peace. The production runs September 29 through October 14 at City Lit...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Jordan Pokorney ’17, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is featured in AstonRep Theatre Company’s new production of Peter Shaffer’s psychological thriller Equus, running September 27 through October 27 at...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, directs the opening production of the 2019-2020 season at Chicago’s award-winning Raven Theatre, located at 6157 N. Clark in Chicago’s Edgewater/Andersonville...