Theatre Directing Archive

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Anna D. Shapiro‘s latest Broadway directing effort–the premiere of Fish in the Dark, written by and starring Larry (Curb Your Enthusiasm) David–opens tonight (Thursday, March 5). Anna told USA Today that “I totally panicked” when...
Michael Ryczek
Columbia College Theatre Department academic manager and directing teacher Michael Ryczek is directing a fully staged workshop of Chicago playwright Susan Lieberman’s Netta at Ninety, running Monday-Wednesday, February 23-25, at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark, Chicago. The workshop is part of...
Jackalope Theatre, one of Chicago’s “must-watch” young ensembles, begins performances of its next production, Four, on Thursday, February 19, at Broadway Armory Park, at 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The cast includes Columbia College student Michael Kurowski and...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
Actors Scott Adsit and Jeff Perry were among the more than 800 people who turned out to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Sheldon Patinkin, longtime Chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, on Monday, January 26, 2015....
Last fall, the Columbia College Theatre Department featured Shakespeare’s The Tempest as part of its mainstage season. Now, to kick off the Spring 2015 semester, faculty member Stephanie Shaw is directing Chicago playwright Mickle Maher‘s Spirits to Enforce, which incorporates text...