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Recent election ‘Trumps’ Brexit

Recent election ‘Trumps’ Brexit

By James Firkins

November 21, 2016

Catchy, isn’t it? It’s neat, clear and incredibly simple. As easily digestible as “Make America Great Again” or that tacky amalgamation “Brexit,” but its message is not deliberately vague.I’m Engl...

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

Theatre alumna lands coveted job

November 14, 2016

A year after graduating from Columbia’s Theatre Department, Danielle Jackman landed an ensemble role at a prestigious regional venue. Jackman, a 2015 theatre alumna, scored a role in a theatrical rendition of the 1952 film “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Marriott Theatre. ...

Theater troupe brews up night of witches for festival

Theater troupe brews up night of witches for festival

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 17, 2016

Most know witches as the warty, “double, double toil and trouble” type popularized by Shakespeare, but a local theater troupe is battling the misconception.“Relax, It’s Only Magic: a Theatre Festiva...

Brittany Flynn (left) stars alongside Lexi Alioto, Adrienne Peters, Megan Stalter, Lily Staski and Allison Kochanski in “There’s Something About Bloody Mary,” an all-female production debuting at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar Oct. 5.

New all-female show scares up some laughs

October 3, 2016

Six Chicago actresses will laugh in the face of horror in “There’s Something About Bloody Mary,” comedy troupe Huggable Riot’s first all-female revue.The show—which will debut at The Annoyance The...

Staff member accepted into prestigious playwright unit

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

Dawn Renee Jones, assistant to the chair of the Theatre Department, was one of only four Chicagoans accepted for a yearlong residency  with the prestigious Goodman Playwright Unit.“As a playwright, you want to be associated with a theater—with a good organization or institution—that is going to support your work,” Jones said about her new position.Of the 70 applications submitted this year, the Goodman Theater, 170...

Students, alumni, faculty ‘ban together’ against censorship

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

In a small room in the back of Wicker Park’s Davenport Piano Bar Sept. 26, performers, including Columbia students and alumni, squeezed onto the small stage to act out 14 scenes with censored content previously deemed unworthy for theater. The censored content performed at the bar, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave., is part of “Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret” and was chosen after being challenged or banned by schools and...

Alumnus shows comedy, improv skills in acclaimed show

Dominic Rescigno, a 2013 theatre alumnus, plays the role of Rick Demarco in one of Chicago’s longest running shows, ‘Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding.’

By Campus Reporter

October 3, 2016

When audience members attend “Tony ‘N Tina’s Wedding,” they are not expecting to be greeted by wedding videographer Rick Demarco. When asked if they are with the Nunzio or Vitale family, they ...

Female scriptwriters say, ‘LezPlay!’

Female scriptwriters say, ‘LezPlay!’

By Arts & Culture Reporter

October 3, 2016

When Chicago freelance director Iris Sowlat was in college, lesbian characters in the plays she watched were often tragic or objects of pity.She will be correcting this in a free, 3-day performance series ti...

The cancellation of the Fashion Studies BFA was attributed to changes in the industry and low student interest, according to a Sept. 9 email from Jeff Schiff, interim chair of the Fashion Studies Department. 

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...

Youth actors in the Neverbird Project theater group created and performed a darker rendition of the fairy tale Pinnochio.

New show relies on ‘Sight,’ not sound

September 19, 2016

“Sight Lines,” opening at the Mission Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St., Sept. 20, features poetry, theater, improv and dance in a showcase that is inclusive of hearing, hard-of-hearing and deaf audience...

The Award-winning musical and rock opera 'Next to Normal' provides people who are affected by bipolar disorder a chance to be represented as accurately as possible in a creative work. 

Mental illness stands tall in ‘Next to Normal’ musical

September 6, 2016

“Next to Normal”—a Pulitzer Prize-winning musical following the struggles of a suburban mother living with bipolar disorder—brings mental illness representation to the Boho Theatre’s final produ...

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ASL workshops expand deaf culture throughout the city

September 6, 2016

Columbia’s American Sign Language-English Interpretation Department will bring back its ASL Institute Sept. 13, which offers sign language workshops to students and Chicagoans.According to Columbia's A...

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