Writing for Performance Archive

Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, the Columbia College Chicago Communication Department, and the Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts Department have been nominated for 2019 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The Non-Equity...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Carson Grace Becker has been named artistic director of Chicago Dramatists. Becker, who launched her playwriting career at Chicago Dramatists in the 1990s, is currently serving in a part-time capacity and will...
Chicago playwright, poet, educator, actor, and activist Kristiana Rae Colón is the first recipient of a new residency established by Columbia College Chicago for playwrights whose work demonstrates a commitment to communities of color: the Madeleine Moore Burrell Playwriting...
A new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Cassandra Rose ’10, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Playwriting program, will open the first Tutterow Fellows Play Festival on Saturday, January 19, at 10 AM at Chicago Dramatists,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Cassandra Rose ’10, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Playwriting program, presents Best of the Dictionary Project , a showcase of short plays written by Rose over the past five years, running November...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the college’s office of Development and Alumni Relations invite alumni and supporters of Columbia College‘s Theatre Department to the first-ever Columbia College Theatre Reunion Weekend October 19 and 20, 2018. The event...
Jackalope Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums and former students, presents its ninth annual Living Newspaper Festival, an evening of six 10-minute plays inspired by newspaper articles from around the nation. The...
Michael Allen Harris
A new play by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Michael Allen Harris ’11, a graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s Acting program, is featured in Bechdel Fest 6: Revolution, a festival of new short works presented by Broken...
The Bittersweet Arts Company, an ensemble formed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Columbia College Chicago Music Department alumni, is taking its first full-length production to the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August, and is presenting a two-night preview...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alums Reeny Hofrichter ’10, Cassandra Rose ’10, and Teagan Walsh-Davis ’10 are among the playwrights whose work is featured in the 9th Annual Chicago One-Minute Play Festival, running two nights only — Tuesday and Wednesday,...