Sheldon Patinkin Archive

  The Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department‘s 2015-16 mainstage season continues with Blues for an Alabama Sky, Atlanta writer Pearl Cleage‘s powerful drama about a group of friends navigating high times and dire challenges in 1930 New York —...
Broadway performer Darius de Haas, a Chicago native and Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department alumnus, returns to his hometown to headline Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn, an evening of music and dance honoring the centenary of legendary...
October 27, 2015, marks the 30th anniversary of the official dedication of the Emma and Oscar Getz Theatre, the proscenium main stage of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Center at 72 E. 11th St. in Chicago’s South Loop. On...
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Terry McCabe‘s new stage adaptation of Nicholas Meyer’s novel The Seven-Per-Cent Solution will open the 2015-16 season at Chicago’s City Lit Theater, where McCabe is artistic director. The production’s cast includes Columbia...
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...
Compass Cabaret 55
Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member James Sherman will be on a panel discussing Chicago theatre and improv history when the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago’s Jewish Film Festival screens Compass Cabaret 55, a documentary about the fabled...
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...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
The 18th annual Chicago Improv Festival, running April 20-26 at multiple venues in Chicago, is dedicated in part to the late director and teacher Sheldon Patinkin, longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department. “For many people, Sheldon...
Sheldon Patinkin (August 27, 1935-September 21, 2014)
An archival video of “A Celebration of the Life of Sheldon Patinkin” is available for viewing at the Columbia College Chicago web page for the Sheldon Patinkin Endowed Award. The memorial tribute to Patinkin–longtime chair of the Columbia College Chicago...