Chuck Smith Archive

Columbia College Chicago alum Vincent Williams ’03, founder and president of the Black Theatre Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards, was posthumously honored at the Black Arts & Culture Alliance of Chicago‘s 23rd Annual Black Excellence Awards, presented November 6, 2023, in...
Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago figure prominently in Newcity Stage‘s “Players 2023: Who Really Performs for Chicago Right Now” feature, published January 6, 2023. Among the...
Congratulations to the alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Columbia College Chicago Music Department who won 2022 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The Equity “Jeff Awards,” which honor excellence in Chicago’s Equity theatre...
Numerous alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are featured in the new book Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater, being published August 13, 2019, by Chicago-based Agate Publishing. Authored by oral historian Mark Larson,...
October 19, 2018, was proclaimed “Columbia College Chicago Theatre Day in Chicago” by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the occasion of the first-ever Columbia College Theatre Reunion Weekend on October 19 and 20, 2018. The event, organized by the...
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty members highlighted in Newcity‘s “Players 2018: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago.” Published January 4, 2018, the Newcity Stage feature by Kevin Greene saluted 50 influential...
Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the Columbia College Chicago Music Department have been nominated for 2017 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The list of this year’s “Jeff Award” nominees, announced August...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Pogue ’06, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting BA program, co-stars in a new production of Amiri Baraka’s landmark drama Dutchman, presented August 26-September 25 by American Blues Theater at the...
Stick Fly
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Michael Pogue, a 2006 graduate of the Columbia College Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is featured in Stick Fly, running through July 5 at the Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre alumnus Chester Gregory (center) co-stars in Goodman Theatre's "Two Trains Running"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Chester Gregory and A.C. Smith won glowing reviews for their performances in Goodman Theatre’s production of August Wilson’s drama Two Trains Running, playing through April 12. “For anyone still in need of an explanation...