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Alumni awaken audiences with immersive theatre productions

Alumni awaken audiences with immersive theatre productions

September 20, 2019

Met with karaoke sign-up sheets, Hawaiian snacks, live ukulele music, a stage tour and characters smoking real joints on-set, audiences quickly realize “Pakalolo Sweet” is not going to be like other plays. In immersive theatre performances—such as "Southe...

Columbia theatre community honored in 25th annual Black Theatre Alliance Awards

Columbia theatre community honored in 25th annual Black Theatre Alliance Awards

September 20, 2019

Editor's Note: In addition to her nomination for the show "Caroline, or Change," Breanne Jacobs works as a media sales rep for the Chronicle. AnJi White was not aware of the Black Theatre Alliance A...

Casting controversy sparks discourse on representation

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...

‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

‘Admissions’ urges self-examination amid college admissions scandals

April 15, 2019

As head of admissions at Hillcrest Boarding School, Sherri Mason’s job is to bring more diversity to the predominantly white student population. Her son Charlie dreams of attending Yale, but when he learns his app...

Business and casual: The life of a sugar baby

Business and casual: The life of a sugar baby

February 14, 2019

Logan Cruz got kicked out of her dad’s house when she was 18. She then moved to the West Side and had to walk two miles to her first job at Forever Yogurt and an additional mile to her second job a...

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

March 12, 2018

Audiences, prepare to be challenged with the Chicago premiere of “Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” a feminist deconstruction of a popular internet meme put to stage. The play began previews March 9 wit...

You Want to put that WHERE?

You Want to put that WHERE?

By Kendrah Villiesse

February 12, 2018

With only an orange, a grapefruit and a lemon in her kitchen, intimacy expert Denise Walker, known by fans as Auntie Angel, wanted a novel way to pleasure her boyfriend in the bedroom. With trial and error...

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

XFL needs to focus on safety, not reinventing football

February 5, 2018

After failing to have a successful inaugural season in 2001, the Xtreme Football League is rebounding with a brand new image. But even though it has rebranded, the XFL is still not ready to compete until it s...

‘Daughters’ unite to show powerful, mythic Irish women

‘Daughters’ unite to show powerful, mythic Irish women

April 24, 2017

After reading medieval Irish tales about King Arthur, writer-performer Savanna Rae noticed a lack of strong and powerful female characters. She later that found that they existed in Irish mythology as...

Irish theatre celebrated with new festival

Irish theatre celebrated with new festival

February 13, 2017

Upstairs in Avondale’s Chief O’Neill’s Pub and Restaurant, bar banter from patrons is not the only sound echoing around the blue and red walls. From Feb. 9 through Feb. 24, the Irish Theatre of Ch...

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

Annoyance holiday play adds extra shows after success

December 5, 2016

Everyone has awkward family holiday party experiences, but not every dinner table disagreement ends in a murder.“It’s Christmas, Goddamnit!,” the long-running Christmas comedy play from the Annoyan...

Fashion BFA program canceled via email, chair tells students ‘Don’t freak!’

Fashion BFA program canceled via email, chair tells students ‘Don’t freak!’

September 30, 2016

Sophomore fashion studies major Carlos Osuna was sewing a project for a class when he got an unexpected email Sept. 9 announcing the cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA program.The program, according t...

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