Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty members are involved in the musical Big Fish at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana. Big Fish–based on the 2003 Tim Burton film of the same title and on the...
Grant Sabin
Set designer Grant Sabin, a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus and faculty member, will be honored with the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award on Monday, May 4. Sabin, who graduated from Columbia College in 2005 with a BFA...
  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Ann Boyd and Susan Imus, Chair of Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies, are collaborating on a presentation at the North American Drama Therapy Association‘s 2015 Central Region Conference...
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...
Anna D. Shapiro
Tony Award-winning theatre director and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, a 1990 graduate of Columbia College Chicago, will speak at Columbia’s graduation ceremony for Theatre majors on Saturday, May 16, at 1:30 PM. Also speaking during the...
John McFarland
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member John McFarland, who teaches in the Theatre Department’s Stage Combat and Voice programs, has been awarded the rank of Master Teacher with the British Academy of Stage & Screen Combat. The BASSC...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
The 18th annual Chicago Improv Festival, running April 20-26 at multiple venues in Chicago, is dedicated in part to the late director and teacher Sheldon Patinkin, longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department. “For many people, Sheldon...