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...
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,...