Paul Amandes Archive

The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and the college’s office of Development and Alumni Relations invite alumni and supporters of Columbia College‘s Theatre Department to the first-ever Columbia College Theatre Reunion Weekend October 19 and 20, 2018. The event...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate chairperson Paul Amandes, coordinator of the Theatre Department’s Playwriting/Writing for Performance BA Program, will co-host and perform in Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret on Monday, September 26, at 8 PM at Davenport’s Piano Bar, 1383...
Several Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department teachers and current or former students are pooling their talents for “Broadway in Oak Park,” a benefit concert to raise money for Open Door Repertory Company in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park....
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...
Open Door Theater’s The Marvelous Wonderettes, whose cast and creative/production team include several Columbia College faculty, students, and alumni, got a glowing review from Oakpark.com blogger Doug Deuchler. “If you’re looking for a night out that is pure escapism,...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
Actors Scott Adsit and Jeff Perry were among the more than 800 people who turned out to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Sheldon Patinkin, longtime Chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department, on Monday, January 26, 2015....