Anna D. Shapiro Archive

Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department fondly honors the memory of Sheldon Patinkin – longtime chair of the Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community — who was...
Anna D. Shapiro
Distinguished Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, will step down as artistic director of Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in August, both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reported on May 2,...
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago alumni whose work was celebrated in the 2020 Arts & Culture poll in the Chicago Reader‘s annual “Best of Chicago” issue dated March 17,...
August 27, 2020, would have been the 85th birthday of Sheldon Patinkin–longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community. Born August 27,...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department is proud to be among the 88 local theatres participating in the “Chicago Acts Together” campaign to support the Chicago Theatre Workers Relief Fund, which provides direct financial assistance to theatre workers who have...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for the Broadway hit August: Osage County, is returning to Broadway as director of The...
Alumni and faculty members of Columbia College Chicago are in the cast and creative team for Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s production of Bug, the skin-crawling, mind-bending cult classic by Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning Steppenwolf ensemble member Tracy Letts. A...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Aidy Bryant ’09, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting and now a regular cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, is profiled in an article in DEMO, Columbia College’s...
Tony Award-winning directors Anna D. Shapiro and David Cromer — two of the leading artists in contemporary American theatre — met as fellow students at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department in the late 1980s. Now the duo are...
Anna D. Shapiro
This blog has previously reported that Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, is directing the Broadway-bound new musical The Devil Wears Prada by composer Elton John, lyricist Shaina Taub, and playwright Paul Rudnick....