Theatre Directing Archive

Joanie Schultz (Photo: Joe Mazza)
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Joanie Schultz ’00, now in her second year as artistic director of the WaterTower Theatre in Addison, Texas, recently reflected on her goals and experiences as a theatre artist in a column for...
Nothing Without a Company — an experimental theatre ensemble founded by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna Rose Ii-Epstein ’07, and a finalist for the League of Chicago Theatres’ 2018 Emerging Theatre Award — presents Cornerstone, a new experiential,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, directs the world premiere of The Gentleman Caller, a provocative drama by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins, with a special “College Night”...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are in the cast and design team of We’re Gonna Die, presented by Haven Theatre Company for four Monday evening performances March 26-April 16 at Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s intimate, flexible 1700 Space. Written by Young...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni bring Porchlight Music Theatre‘s New Faces Sing 1959 to the Skokie Theatre on Monday, February 26, and then to the Arts Club of Chicago on Tuesday, February 27. The show — a revue...
A play by Niv Elbaz, a senior student in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Playwriting, will be performed on Wednesday, February 21, at Chicago’s Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre. Elbaz’s play, Lightning, will be performed...
Jackalope Theatre, a company founded and led by alumni and former students of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, is featured in the Fall/Winter 2017 edition of Demo, the alumni magazine of Columbia College Chicago. The article, “The Birth of...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, students, and faculty members are in the cast and creative/production team of Bertolt Brecht’s 1938 play Fear and Misery in the Third Reich, presented by Haven Theatre Company February 8-March 11 at the...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Chris Zdenek ’07 and Ian Tranberg ’07 — both graduates of the Theatre Department’s Acting program — are collaborating on Direct My Woyzeck, running February 7-21 as part of the Rhinoceros Theatre Festival, Chicago’s longest-running...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are in the cast and production team of Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama Pillars of the Community, running January 19-March 3 at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice, Chicago. This acclaimed adaptation of Ibsen’s 1877...