Theatre Directing Archive

The 2015 commencement ceremony for Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department graduates featured inspiring talks by two alumni: Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s incoming artistic director, Anna D. Shapiro–recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Columbia College–and her former Theatre Department...
The Spirit of Expansion
Jackalope Theatre Company, a collective founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, will unveil plans for its 2015-2016 season at its benefit gala “The Spirit of Expansion” on Saturday, May 30, at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway...
Don't Go Gentle
Haven Theatre Company, co-founded by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Carol Cohen and Cody Estle, closes its 2014-2015 season with the Chicago premiere of Stephen Belber’s Don’t Go Gentle. The play–about a conservative white judge whose offer of...
Lunacy! (A Cryptohistorical Comedy)
Jackalope Theatre Company, a collective founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is celebrating its continued success with “The Spirit of Expansion,” a benefit gala set for Saturday, May 30, at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in...
Manifest
Columbia College Chicago celebrates the end of the 2014-2015 school year on Friday, May 15, with Manifest, its annual urban arts festival of student work. Manifest, free and open to the general public, is a South Loop showcase of...
Skye Robinson Hillis
A new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Skye Robinson Hillis, a 2011 graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, will be performed in a staged reading at Chicago Dramatists, Chicago’s leading center for the development...
Lunacy! (A Cryptohistorical Comedy)
Jackalope Theatre Company, a collective founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is presenting the world premiere of a new work by resident playwright Andrew Burden Swanson. The company also has just received the prestigious 2015...
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...
Jonathan Berry
Steppenwolf Theatre Company‘s incoming artistic director Anna D. Shapiro–a 1990 graduate of Columbia College Chicago–is bringing Columbia College Theatre Department faculty member Jonathan Berry onto the Steppenwolf artistic staff. In a profile of Shapiro published April 23, 2015, Chicago...
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...