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Cast members of the play “HOME/LAND” alleged the director made racially insensitive comments and ignored their concerns about casting white actors in Latinx and Palestinian roles.

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

April 29, 2019

During the first table read for the Columbia production “HOME/LAND,” cast members looked at each other and wondered, “What the hell is this?” Cast members alleged Associate Professor in the Theatr...

Actor Jussie Smollett says he loves being Black

February 15, 2016

Actor Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on the award-winning musical drama TV series “Empire,” came to Columbia for a Q&A, titled “Do Black Actors Matter,” Feb. 12 inside the 1104 S. W...

Cofounder Aaron Amendola said things like dressing in Medieval garb and a love of Harry Potter can bring unity among nerd culture.

Crowdfunding kick starts ‘The Geek Show’

November 30, 2015

There is now a free haven for nerds to gather and discuss their favorite things, thanks to a crowdfunding effort that has  raised more than $3,000.“The Geek Show,” which takes place every other month at S...

Redmoon to host under 21 Halloween party

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 25, 2015

Students are invited to join 1,000 other teenagers from around Chicago to dress up as someone or something else and put a spin on the typical Halloween at "Skelebration."Redmoon, a Pilsen-based theater located at 2120 S. Jefferson St., will host its annual Halloween party. Previously an event for families, this year's "Skelebration" will be open exclusively to teenagers.“In years past, 'Skelebration' has been for young...

Streets from Wabash Avenue to Lake Shore Drive were closed off for NBC’s “Chicago Fire” Oct. 7–9. “ Chicago Fire” is one of many shows that take place and film scenes in Chicago, providing jobs for city residents on set and on camera.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

October 12, 2015

The first time sophomore theatre major Will Bruce was on set as an extra on NBC’s “Chicago PD,” he was approached by principal actor Jason Beghe, who struck up an unexpected conversation with him, wh...

Brian Shaw, a professor in the college’s Theatre Department and a 1986 alumnus, has balanced his careers in acting and teaching for the past 25 years. Shaw, who has  credits in both stage and screen, is currently starring in The Hypocrites Theater’s production of the Samuel Beckett play “Endgame.”

Professor balances two professional lives

March 30, 2015

Columbia prides itself on faculty members who work professionally in their field in addition to teaching. Theatre professor Brian Shaw embodies that ideal with an acting career that features both stage and scr...

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School of Media Arts introduces new Communication & Media Innovation Department

December 22, 2014

The Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations departments now have a final department name as the Communication & Media Innovation Department following months of planning how to effectively combine...

Chicago Film Festival Celebrates 50 Years | The Columbia Chronicle

October 13, 2014

The Chicago Film Festival Celebrates its 50th anniversary from Oct 9 - Oct 23. The Chronicle got up close and personal with a couple of key players in this years festival.Video By: Christian D. HoganFor more ...

Love reinstates chairs

By Heather Scroering

March 19, 2012

After a campuswide outcry sparked by the recent announcement that Fiction Writing Department Chair Randy Albers and English Department Chair Ken Daley would not have their contracts renewed, Interim Provost Louise Love has taken an unexpected turn and renewed their contracts for one year.Love, who is also vice president of Academic Affairs, announced the dramatic reversal March 13 in an email addressed to faculty and staff.“...

Columbia improv group Droppin’ $cience going to Nationals

By Cristina Aguirre

January 31, 2011

With a motto like “We make your tummies hurt,” it’s no surprise Droppin’ $cience, a student comedy group, made it to the finals of the Chicago Regional for the National College Improv Tournament. The group of 10 Columbia students beat out 11 other teams, including last year’s winner, Northwestern’s Titanic Players, for the chance to compete at the February nationals in Chicago.The competition took place at Come...

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