Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department Archive

Lunacy! (A Cryptohistorical Comedy)
Jackalope Theatre Company, a collective founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is presenting the world premiere of a new work by resident playwright Andrew Burden Swanson. The company also has just received the prestigious 2015...
Xtigone
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Bachelor of Arts in Acting major are featured in several new productions opening on local stages in the coming month. Alumna BrittneyLove Smith plays the lead role in Xtigone, a contemporary...
The Seven Secret Plays of Madam Caprice
The Silent Theatre Company, an ensemble founded in 2005 by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department students and alumni, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a new original production, The Seven Secret Plays of Madam Caprice: a live music meta-theatrical...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty members are involved in the musical Big Fish at Theatre at the Center in Munster, Indiana. Big Fish–based on the 2003 Tim Burton film of the same title and on the...
Grant Sabin
Set designer Grant Sabin, a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus and faculty member, will be honored with the Michael Maggio Emerging Designer Award on Monday, May 4. Sabin, who graduated from Columbia College in 2005 with a BFA...
  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Ann Boyd and Susan Imus, Chair of Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Creative Arts Therapies, are collaborating on a presentation at the North American Drama Therapy Association‘s 2015 Central Region Conference...
Callie Johnson in Bailiwick Chicago's "Carrie: The Musical"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty, alumni, and students figured heavily in the nominations for the 2015 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson (“Jeff”) Awards honoring excellence in Chicago theatres not operating under an Actors’ Equity union contract. Columbia teachers and graduates...
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...
Side Man
American Blues Theater‘s new production of Side Man, Warren Leight’s drama about a jazz musician’s troubled marriage, begins previews this Friday, April 24. The show is directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Jonathan Berry. Heather Gilbert, interim...
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...