Writing for Performance Archive

Alumni and current students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are pooling their talents for The 24 Hour Solo Show, an evening of one-person performances, on Saturday, February 25. The event starts at 9 PM at the Pendulum...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Cassandra Rose ’10, Reeny Hofrichter ’10, and Skye Robinson Hillis ’11 are among the playwrights whose new work will be featured in the 2017 Chicago One-Minute Play Festival: “America Is . . .”...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Cassandra Rose ’10, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Playwriting program, unveils The Dictionary Project: Volume IV, a program of short plays written on commission, performed by an ensemble that includes several Columbia College...
Alumni and current students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are pooling their talents for The 24 Hour Solo Show, an evening of one-person performances, on Sunday, December 18. The event starts at 8 PM at the Pendulum...
Just in time for Halloween, an ensemble of Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and students present An Apology for the Course and Outcome of Certain Events Delivered by Doctor John Faustus on This His Final Evening. The show runs Friday-Sunday,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate chairperson Paul Amandes, coordinator of the Theatre Department’s Playwriting/Writing for Performance BA Program, will co-host and perform in Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret on Monday, September 26, at 8 PM at Davenport’s Piano Bar, 1383...
The LIVINGroom, an ensemble of solo writer/performers including several alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, presents a “celebration of self” with its midsummer event, The LIVINGroom: Block Party, on Sunday, July 10, at Stage 773,...
A short play by Kyle Hamlin, a senior in the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s BA Program in Writing for Performance/Playwriting, will be showcased in “College Night: Histories,” a program of readings of works by student writers, presented Wednesday,...
  Actor-playwright James Sherman, a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member who teaches playwriting and improvisation, brings his one-man play The Ben Hecht Show to the Piven Theatre in the northern Chicago suburb of Evanston starting June 10....
Mercy Street Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents the world premiere of Burn, by Ian Michael James (BA ’14), a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting with a...