Joel Reitsma Archive

Two graduates of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Acting Program were chosen by the Chicago Tribune for its annual tribute to the best Chicago theatre performances of the year, published December 18, 2018. Tribune theatre critic Chris Jones’...
Alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, the Columbia College Chicago Music Department, and the Columbia College Chicago Cinema and Television Arts Department have been nominated for 2018 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award. The...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Joel Reitsma ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting program, has earned another rave review for his starring role in Birdland, British playwright Simon Stephens’ drama about a rock star. The play is...
Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s Acting program were singled out for praise in the Chicago Tribune‘s review of the American premiere of Birdland, by Tony Award-winning British playwright Simon Stephens, running through May 12 at Chicago’s Steep...
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Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Joel Reitsma ’08, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Acting program, is featured in the American premiere of Birdland, by British playwright Simon Stephens, author of the Broadway and London hit The Curious Incident...
The LIVINGroom, an ensemble of solo writer/performers including alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, will present three nights of new solo performance on Sunday, August 13, 20, and 27, at Stage 773, located at 1225...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni Joel Reitsma ’08 and Cody Estle ’11 won glowing reviews for their work on By the Water, running through April 23 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd. in the northern Chicago suburb of Skokie. The...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Cody Estle ’11, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is directing the midwest premiere of the 2014 Off-Broadway hit By the Water, running March 16-April 23 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd....
The LIVINGroom, an ensemble of solo writer/performers including several alumni and students from the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, will present an evening of solo performances on Friday, July 22, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln, Chicago....
Laura Reitsma Joel Reitsma Ian Randall Abigail Phelps The LIVINGroom, an ensemble of solo writer/performers including several alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, presents a special event for Memorial Day weekend. On Sunday, May 29, the group...