Jake Fruend Archive

Kudos to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Claire Chrzan ’11, a graduate of Columbia’s Theatre Design program. As previously reported in this blog, she is nominated for two 2019 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards, for her lighting designs for...
Nothing Without a Company — an experimental theatre ensemble founded by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna Rose Ii-Epstein ’07, and a finalist for the League of Chicago Theatres’ 2018 Emerging Theatre Award — presents Cornerstone, a new experiential,...
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...
  Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, faculty, and former students who have been nominated for BroadwayWorld.com‘s 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, which honor Chicago-area theatre productions that opened between October 1, 2016, and September 30, 2017....
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, has been named artistic director of Chicago’s venerable, award-winning Raven Theatre. The appointment, effective immediately, was announced Monday, November 6, 2017,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, students, and faculty are in the cast and production team of Choir Boy, running September 27-November 12 at Chicago’s award-winning Raven Theatre. The drama, by Oscar-winning writer Tarell Alvin McCraney, concerns a gay...
Jackalope Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, will take over the Historic Broadway Bank Building at 5960 N. Broadway, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, for “The Great Edgewater Escapade” on Saturday, June 3, from...
Mercy Street Theatre, a company founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is presenting a reading of Swiss absurdist Max Frisch’s 1961 play Andorra on Tuesday, May 30, at 7:30 PM at the Frontier, 1106 W....
Nothing Without a Company, a Chicago nonprofit theatre company co-founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, presents The Kid Thing, a comedy about a lesbian couple preparing to have a baby, March 13-April 15 at the...
The Mercy Street Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, celebrates the winter holidays with Merry Christmas, Mulch Pile!, a comedy by Columbia alum Dakota Parobek ’15, a graduate of Columbia College’s BA program...