Kwang-Wu Kim Archive

Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
August 27, 2019, would have been the 84th birthday of Sheldon Patinkin–longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community. Born August 27,...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department was proud to welcome former Theatre Department student and faculty member David Cromer HDR ’17, winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for The Band’s Visit, back to...
Congratulations to the Columbia College Chicago alumni, faculty, and former students highlighted in Newcity‘s “Players 2019: The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago.” Published January 2, 2019, the Newcity Stage feature saluted 50 influential leaders in Chicago’s performing...
October 19, 2018, was proclaimed “Columbia College Chicago Theatre Day in Chicago” by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the occasion of the first-ever Columbia College Theatre Reunion Weekend on October 19 and 20, 2018. The event, organized by the...
The Columbia College Chicago Development and Alumni Relations office reports on its Facebook page that on November 3 and 4, 2018, Columbia College Chicago’s Board of Trustees Chair Bill Wolf, his wife Meredith Bluhm-Wolf, and Columbia College President Kwang-Wu...
David Cromer
As previously reported in this blog, nationally acclaimed theatre director David Cromer, a former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student and faculty member, was an honoree and speaker at the 2017 Columbia College Chicago commencement. Cromer spoke to graduating seniors...
David Cromer
Nationally acclaimed theatre director David Cromer, a former Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department student and faculty member, will be an honoree and speaker at the 2017 Columbia College Chicago commencement. Cromer will speak to graduating seniors from the Theatre, Dance,...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department hosted a reception on Monday, September 28, to celebrate the legacy of the late Sheldon Patinkin–teacher, director, friend, and mentor to thousands of theatre artists around the world, and longtime chair of the...
The 2015 commencement ceremony for Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department graduates featured inspiring talks by two alumni: Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s incoming artistic director, Anna D. Shapiro–recipient of an honorary Doctorate of Arts from Columbia College–and her former Theatre Department...
Anna D. Shapiro
Tony Award-winning theatre director and Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro, a 1990 graduate of Columbia College Chicago, will speak at Columbia’s graduation ceremony for Theatre majors on Saturday, May 16, at 1:30 PM. Also speaking during the...