Anna D. Shapiro Archive

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...
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...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumna Anna D. Shapiro‘s latest Broadway directing effort–the premiere of Fish in the Dark, written by and starring Larry (Curb Your Enthusiasm) David–opens tonight (Thursday, March 5). Anna told USA Today that “I totally panicked” when...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
Actors Scott Adsit and Jeff Perry were among the more than 800 people who turned out to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Sheldon Patinkin, longtime Chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, on Monday, January 26, 2015....