Jonathan Berry Archive

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,...
Steep Theatre, one of Chicago’s most acclaimed storefront companies, is presenting the U.S. premiere of Posh, by British playwright Laura Wade, and several Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty members, students, and alumni are involved in the production. The...
Anna D. Shapiro
Chicago’s Newcity newspaper and website has released its annual listing of Chicago theatre’s top artists and practitioners, and Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni and faculty members figure prominently. The article — “Players 2016: The Fifty People Who Really...
Haven Theatre Company, whose executive director and co-founder Carol Cohen studied Theatre Design at the  Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, has established “The Director’s Haven,” a showcase for emerging directors. Dedicated to putting early-career directors at the forefront, “The...
Callie Johnson in Bailiwick Chicago's "Carrie: The Musical"
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty, alumni, and students figured heavily in the nominations for the 2015 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson (“Jeff”) Awards honoring excellence in Chicago theatres not operating under an Actors’ Equity union contract. Columbia teachers and graduates...
Jonathan Berry
Steppenwolf Theatre Company‘s incoming artistic director Anna D. Shapiro–a 1990 graduate of Columbia College Chicago–is bringing Columbia College Theatre Department faculty member Jonathan Berry onto the Steppenwolf artistic staff. In a profile of Shapiro published April 23, 2015, Chicago...
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....
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus Rob Colletti is back in Chicago with the national company of The Book of Mormon, running February 25-May 17 at the Bank of America Theatre. Rob, who’s now based in New York, is the standby...