Jake Fruend Archive

  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...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Stephen Walker (BA ’95) and Rudy Galvan are featured in David Mamet‘s American Buffalo, running January 28-March 6 at Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company, located at 735 W. Sheridan, Chicago. The production’s lights are designed...
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 new comedy by resident playwright Dakota Parobek (BA ’15), a graduate of...
The Mercy Street Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, kicks off its second season with The Mercy Street Affair, an evening of new plays, live jazz, pastries, and craft cocktails inspired...