In addition to Mainstage productions directed by faculty and industry professionals, we stage approximately 30 more productions each academic year. They're all written, produced, designed, stage managed, technically supported, and performed by students at all levels of artistic and technical development.
The following productions are directed by students in their final semester.
IF WE WERE BIRDS
Written by Erin Shields Directed by Kass Ferland Hauron
October 7, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
October 8, 3 p.m.
Written by Marius Von Mayenburg
Directed by Jen Sloan
November 11, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. November 12, 3 p.m.
Written by Jean Anouilh Directed by Madisen Dempsey
November 18, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. November 19, 3 p.m.
Written by Albert Camus
Directed by Szabina Dželilović
December 2, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
December 3, 3 p.m.
All performances take place at The Den Theatre
1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
The following productions are directed by third-year directing students.
Written by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Madison Kesselring
October 3, 8:30 p.m. October 4, 7:00 p.m. October 5, 5:00 p.m.
FOOL FOR LOVE
Written by Sam ShepardDirected by Ella Silverman
October 10, 8:30 p.m.
October 11, 7:00 p.m.
October 12, 5:00 p.m.
All performances take place at Haus Theatre
623 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Students spend a semester studying humor in-depth with experts on-site at The Second City Training Center through Columbia's Comedy Studies program. The Comedy Showcase presents work created by students during this experience.
December 11, 7 p.m.
December 12, 7 p.m.
Second City’s ETC Theater
1616 N. Wells
NEWSTEW: MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASE
New town, new school, new students: First college show!
An original revue created for and performed by first-semester Musical Theatre majors.
IF YOU KNEW MY STORY
Directed by Ashton Byrum
Music Direction by Jeff Poindexter
Choreography by Isaiah Silvia-Chandler (senior Musical Theatre BFA). Assistant Direction by Madelyne Forrester (senior Musical Theatre BFA)
November 11, 7:30 p.m.
November 12, 2 p.m.
1104 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605