Anna D. Shapiro Archive

Obie Award-winning theatre director David Cromer, a former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student and faculty member now based in New York, will return to Chicago for a one-night-only reading of the classic Thornton Wilder drama Our Town, which he directed...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s blog “The Green Room” has chronicled the professional activities of our talented and accomplished alumni, faculty, and students over the past year. We covered news as it poured in not only from Chicago but...
Joanie Schultz (Photo: Joe Mazza)
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Joanie Schultz has been named Artistic Director of the WaterTower Theatre in Addison, Texas, just north of Dallas. Schultz, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s theatre directing program, begins her new position January 1,...
Anna D. Shapiro
Columbia College Chicago alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, artistic director of Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, will direct the opening production of the troupe’s 41st season — the world premiere of Visiting Edna, by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Shapiro, who...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department is proud that two theatres headed by Columbia College Theatre alums were ranked tops in the “Best of Chicago 2016” poll published in the June 23, 2016, edition of the Chicago Reader, the...
Anna D. Shapiro
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro (BA ’90), artistic director of Chicago’s acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, is directing the world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts’ new drama, Mary Page Marlowe. Shapiro’s previous collaborations with...
Anna D. Shapiro
Chicago’s Newcity newspaper and website has released its annual listing of Chicago theatre’s top artists and practitioners, and Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty members figure prominently. The article — “Players 2016: The Fifty People Who Really...
The 2015 commencement ceremony for Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department graduates featured inspiring talks by two alumni: Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s incoming artistic director, Anna D. Shapiro–recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Columbia College–and her former Theatre Department...
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate professor Cecilia O’Reilly, coordinator of the voice training component of the Acting Program, is the dialect coach for the Royal National Theatre of Great Britain‘s upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Stephen Adly...
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...