Other Stages

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.

Senior Directors: Our graduating directing students will present four fully realized productions that showcase their diverse aesthetic sensibilities and unique points of view. (Left to right) Madisen Dempsey, Jen Sloan, Kass Ferland Haroun, and Szabina Dželilović.

Senior Directors: Our graduating directing students will present four fully realized productions that showcase their diverse aesthetic sensibilities and unique points of view. (Left to right) Madisen Dempsey, Jen Sloan, Kass Ferland Haroun, and Szabina Dželilović.

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DIRECTING Projects

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.

MARTYR
Written by Marius Von Mayenburg
Directed by Jen Sloan

November 11, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. November 12, 3 p.m.

BECKET
Written by Jean Anouilh    Directed by Madisen Dempsey

November 18, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. November 19, 3 p.m.

THE JUST
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.

COCK
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

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ComedY SHOWCASE

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
Chicago 60622

 

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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.

Conaway Center
1104 S Wabash
Chicago, IL 60605