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...
Michael Allen Harris in "Worthy"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni are gearing up for new shows opening shortly on Chicago stages. Michael Allen Harris, a 2011 graduate of Columbia’s BFA program in Acting, is in the cast of Adventure Stage Chicago‘s world premiere...
Samuel Munoz and Aaron Munoz in "53:1"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Samuel Munoz (BA, Acting, 1999) and Aaron Munoz (BA, Acting, 2001) are featured in two independent films making rounds of the festival circuit this season. They costar in the short film 53:1, which...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty and students are joining forces for Martyr, the new show at Chicago’s acclaimed storefront Steep Theatre. This important new production marks the U.S. premiere of a controversial drama by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Stahl-David is featured in the Off-Broadway production Buzzer, which opened April 8, 2015, at New York’s prestigious Public Theater. The play by Tracey Scott-Wilson concerns the tense relationship between a black attorney,...
  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Gretchen Wylder is in the company of the new Off-Broadway show Clinton The Musical, now running at New World Stages, 340 W. 50th St., New York. Wylder, who graduated from Columbia College...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Laura Korn is producing artistic director of The LIVINGroom, a solo performance project that showcases work by other Columbia alumni and students. “The LIVINGroom is a​ ​theatrical​ assembly of individual, autobiographical performances that...