Jon Beal Archive

Alumni of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are featured in the fight team for Lyric Opera of Chicago’s eagerly awaited brand-new production of Macbeth, Giuseppe Verdi’s thrilling operatic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy. The production runs September 17...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty are on the creative team of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Anne Washburn’s comedy/drama/musical about a post-apocalyptic world comforted by memories of The Simpsons, which begins performances August 27 at Theater Wit,...
Congratulations to the current and former faculty and students of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department who were honored with 2019 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre award, at the annual Jeff Awards ceremony on October 21. The winners...
Congratulations to the alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, the Columbia College Chicago Music Department, and the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago who have been nominated for 2019 Joseph Jefferson Awards, Chicago’s top theatre...
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...
Alumni, faculty, and former students of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are in the cast and creative/production team for Not About Nightingales, the rarely-seen early drama by Tennessee Williams that Chicago’s award-winning Raven Theatre is presenting through June...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Vanessa Stalling is directing the midwest premiere of Hookman, by San Francisco playwright Lauren Yee. Described as a “bitingly funny, edge-of-your-seat scary” work, Hookman is an “existential slasher comedy” about grief, adolescence,...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty and alumni talent are featured in the House Theatre of Chicago‘s 2016-17 season opener, A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch. Inspired by the classic tradition of Punch and Judy puppet theatre, the production runs September...
Haven Theatre Company, a Chicago-based troupe whose executive director and co-founder Carol Cohen studied Theatre Design at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, is presenting the U.S. premiere of The Distance, by British playwright Deborah Bruce. The show’s cast...
Jackalope Theatre Company, an ensemble founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, wraps up its 2015-16 season with the world premiere of Prowess, running May 18-June 25 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway in Chicago’s...