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Jeff Awards recognizes Columbia talent

Laurel Vogel, a senior theatre major, was nominated for the 2015 Equity Jeff Awards for her role in the ensemble of the Hypocrite Theater's production of

By Campus Reporter

October 2, 2015

More than a dozen alumni and faculty and a current student from Columbia's Theatre Department have been nominated for this year's Equity Jeff Awards, an annual award that recognizes excellence in Chicago...

Lucio Silla finale

Mozart’s ‘Lucio Silla’ premieres in Chicago

September 28, 2015

Fall is not the only thing that kicked off last week. Chicago Opera Theater started its season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “Lucio Silla” at the Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph St. The show, a Ch...

Assassination Theater

‘Assassination Theater’ educates and entertains

September 28, 2015

Author, journalist, and playwright Hillel Levin spent seven years extensively researching declassified documents pertaining to the 1963 assassination of former President John F. Kennedy to piece together t...

Lead Aubrey McGrath with Janelle Villas, Dakota Hughes, Whitney Dottery, Elisa Carlson and the cast of “American Idiot” speaking to the crowd.

‘American Idiot’ punks up Chicago

September 28, 2015

Wake up, Green Day fans—September is ending, which means the “American Idiot” musical is entering its final month in Chicago. “American Idiot,” by theater collective The Hypocrites, will run throug...

‘Mandatory’ sexual assault webinar should be enforced

By Editorial Board

September 28, 2015

To increase education about on-campus sexual misconduct, the college launched “Think About It,” a mandatory online training module for students, staff and faculty last spring. In an April 17 email to students, vice president of Student Success Mark Kelly announced a May 30 deadline, giving students more than a month to complete the webinar.“You will receive reminders from me in the coming weeks,” Kelly said in the...

Mary-Arrchie Theatre to say goodbye after three decades

Mary-Arrchie Theatre to say goodbye after three decades

September 8, 2015

After 30 years as an alternate theatre staple, the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company will close its doors in August 2016 as developers reconstruct the building, terminating all of its business leases, according to Richard Cotovsky, founder and artistic director of the theater. Cotovsky is a na...

The Madison Street Theater, located at 1010 Madison St. in Oak Park, will host the production of

‘The Bacchae’ still intoxicates audiences

September 8, 2015

The Saltbox Theater Collective of Oak Park brought a revitalized showing of “The Bacchae” to the Madison Street Theater, 1010 Madison St., on Sept. 3. After its Sept. 3 opening, it is scheduled to ...

Beloved professor, alumna dies at 79

Nana Shineflug was a long-time professor in both the Interdisciplinary Art and Theatre departments. 

By Senior Campus Reporter

January 26, 2015

Nana Shineflug, a professor in the Theatre and Interdisciplinary Arts departments, died Jan. 15 after battling cancer for four years. In addition to teaching at Columbia, Shineflug founded, directed ...


Holds on marijuana licenses will not stop HerbFront’s debut

January 26, 2015

HerbFront, a member of Elmspring’s accelerator program, is set to debut its website the first week of February. However, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s delay to issue business licenses for the distribution and c...

Internship fair proves vital for all students

Students speak with industry professionals at the Theatre Department internship fair on Sept. 29 in Studio 404 at the 72 E. 11th St. Building, in hopes of getting an internship opportunity with the participating companies. 

October 6, 2014

Students and members of Chicago’s theater community descended on Studio 404 in the 72 E. 11th St. Building for the college’s annual theater Fall Internship Fair on Sept. 29. The fair included about ...

Kim details future plans

By Campus Editor

May 12, 2014

In the waning days of his first year as president, Kwang-Wu Kim released a 14-page document outlining his vision for the future of the college. Kim posted the “Redefining Our Greatness” memorandum to Columbia’s website May 7. The document details Kim’s criticisms of certain college systems and practices, including its “First-Year Seminar” course, overall alumni relations, communications practices and spending...

New holiday Steppenwolf show incorporates Liza Minnelli

By Dannis Valera

December 3, 2012

Her mother took audiences over the rainbow in "The Wizard of Oz," she sang and danced her way to an Oscar for her part in the 1972 film "Cabaret" and today Hollywood veteran Liza Minnelli is giving Chicago the old razzle-dazzle again as the inspiration for a new play titled "We Three Lizas."While Minnelli doesn't actually make an appearance in the production, which runs through Dec. 23 at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Hals...

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