Kerry Reid Archive

Congratulations to Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Kerry Reid ’87, editor of theatre and dance coverage for the Chicago Reader. She won two 2020 Peter Lisagor Awards for her arts journalism in the Reader. The awards were announced...
Former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student Shane Murray-Corcoran is helping shepherd Chicago’s iconic Mercury Theatre back into action, according to a report in the Chicago Reader, the city’s premier alternative publication. Murray-Corcoran, a native of Ireland and graduate...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Kerry Reid ’87, the theatre and dance editor of the Chicago Reader newspaper, eloquently and insightfully assessed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Chicago’s performing arts world in her year-end wrapup for...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Almanya Narula ’12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, has published an article in the Chicago Reader – Chicago’s premier alternative publication since 1971 – examining the fast-developing discipline of...
Otherworld Theatre, a troupe founded and led by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumni, is profiled in an article published May 27, 2020, by the Chicago Reader, Chicago’s longest-established alternative publication. Headlined “Otherworld Theatre Unites Gamers and Theater Nerds,”...
The Invictus Theatre Company‘s intimate new production of the classic drama A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Aaron Reese Boseman ‘12, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s Theatre Directing program, is winning...
James Sherman in "The Ben Hecht show"
Actor-playwright James Sherman, a Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member who teaches playwriting and improvisation, performs his one-man play The Ben Hecht Show as part of “Teatron: Chicago’s Jewish Theatre Festival,” running November 3 through 10 in conjunction...
Tony Award-winning directors Anna D. Shapiro and David Cromer — two of the leading artists in contemporary American theatre — met as fellow students at the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department in the late 1980s. Now the duo are...
Caroline Neff
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Caroline Neff ’07, a graduate of the Theatre Department’s BA Program in Acting, is winning rave reviews for her lead performance in Lettie, a new drama running through May 6 at Chicago’s Victory...