Sheldon Patinkin Archive

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,...
Numerous alumni and faculty of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department are featured in the new book Ensemble: An Oral History of Chicago Theater, being published August 13, 2019, by Chicago-based Agate Publishing. Authored by oral historian Mark Larson,...
The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department is delighted to welcome actor, director, and teacher Carin Silkaitis as its new chair. Silkaitis — whose appointment was announced on April 25 by Rosita Sands, Interim Dean of Columbia College’s School of Fine...
Anna D. Shapiro
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, winner of the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for the Broadway hit August: Osage County, returns to Broadway soon as director of Elton...
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...
August 27 would have been the 83rd 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. Sheldon passed away on September...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alum Kelly Michale ’03, a theatre teacher, director, and forensics coach at Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Missouri, is saluted as an inspiring and inspired teacher as part of “This Is My Moment,”...
August 27 would have been the 82nd 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. Sheldon passed away on September...