Heather Gilbert Archive

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...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty are in the cast and production team of You on the Moors Now, a new production from The Hypocrites, one of Chicago’s most innovative theatre companies. The show, a Chicago premiere, is...
Heather Gilbert
Heather Gilbert, one of Chicago’s top theatrical lighting designers and head of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s lighting design program, is profiled in the May 2016 issue of Live Design, a magazine serving the live entertainment industry with...
American Blues Theatre‘s hit production of the musical Little Shop of Horrors has been extended through July 31 at the Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago. The show, directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department adjunct faculty member Jonathan...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty members are bringing the rock musical Little Shop of Horrors to Chicago-area theatregoers this spring. The show, presented by American Blues Theatre, runs April 29-June 26 at the Greenhouse Theatre Center,...
The Hypocrites' "H.M.S. Pinafore"
The Hypocrites, one of Chicago’s most respected and most creative theatre companies, won rave reviews for its production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta H.M.S. Pinafore at the prestigious Actors Theater of Louisville in Kentucky. The production featured the talents...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department hosted a reception on Monday, September 28, to celebrate the legacy of the late Sheldon Patinkin–teacher, director, friend, and mentor to thousands of theatre artists around the world, and longtime chair of the...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty, alumni, and students are involved in The Hypocrites‘ keenly anticipated production of American Idiot–the Chicago premiere of the influential rock musical by Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Michael Mayer. The ensemble includes...
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...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member and Joseph Jefferson Award-winning director Jonathan Berry will stage American Blues Theatre‘s upcoming production of Side Man, Warren Leight’s Tony Award-winning drama about the splintered marriage of a jazz trumpeter and his alcoholic wife....