Sheldon Patinkin Archive

The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department mourns the passing of longtime faculty member Estelle Goodman Spector, who passed away quietly at her home in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood on May 7, 2022. She was 91. Estelle‘s funeral service, though...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department associate professor Anne Libera, director of the Theatre Department’s B.A. Program in Comedy Writing and Performance, is featured in Inventing Improv, a new documentary produced by television station WTTW, Chicago’s Public Broadcasting Service outlet....
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department fondly honors the memory of Sheldon Patinkin – longtime chair of the Theatre Department, noted director and teacher, and cherished friend and mentor to many in the Chicago theatre community — who was...
Anna D. Shapiro
Distinguished Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, will step down as artistic director of Chicago’s internationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company in August, both the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times reported on May 2,...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department honors the life and mourns the passing of longtime faculty member Bradley Mott, who died Saturday, October 10, at 64, following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Bradley, a graduate of Northwestern University, was...
August 27, 2020, would have been the 85th 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 is proud to host a FREE Shakespeare Masterclass led by Rodney Cottier, head of the Drama School at the renowned London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the world’s oldest drama conservatory....
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...
The Second City, America’s premier comedy theatre and training center, is marking its 60th anniversary with the publication of The Second City: The Essentially Accurate History, coauthored by the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s late longtime chair, Sheldon Patinkin....
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,...