THEATRE REUNION WEEKEND
OCTOBER 19-20, 2018
JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE NEWLY RENOVATED GETZ THEATER CENTER WITH ALUMNI, FACULTY, STUDENTS, AND SPECIAL GUESTS.
The Theatre Reunion Weekend features a special performance of our 2018-19 Mainstage season opener, The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood, as well as receptions, panel discussions with distinguished alumni, building tours, and a keynote talk by alum Anna Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15, artistic director of Steppenwolf Theatre.
All events take place at
The Getz Theater Center
72 E. 11th St., Chicago
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
Alumni Night: Performance and Reception
Doors open at 5 p.m.
5:30 p.m. Evening alumni reception
7 p.m. Remarks from special guests
7:30 p.m. Performance of The Penelopiad
9:30 p.m. Activities conclude
Saturday, October 20
Alumni Open House
9 a.m. Alumni breakfast
10 a.m. Featured speaker: Anna D. Shapiro ’90, HDR ’15
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Industry breakout session panels (times and details below)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tours of the Getz Theater Center
2 p.m. On-campus activities conclude
Post-event opportunities at local theaters will begin at 6 p.m.
(more information below, not included in reunion event pricing)
Pre-registration is required for all activities.
Space is limited. Pricing and additional event details listed below.
Saturday Industry Breakout Sessions
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Two panels available during each session, attendees choose one.
Panel OnE: Chicago Theatre
Moderated by Stephanie Shaw ’92, MFA ’09, professor of instruction
PANEL TWO: Playwriting/Writing for Performance
Moderated by Paul Amandes, associate professor
PANEL ONE: Film and TV
Moderated by Behzad Dabu ’08
PANEL TWO: Musical Theatre
Moderated by Jermaine Hill, assistant professor
PANEL ONE: Comedy Writing and Performance
Moderated by Anne Libera, assistant professor
PANEL TWO: Theatre Design and Technology
Moderated by Jacqueline Penrod, associate chair and associate professor
Additional Event Information
Pricing: $55 special weekend registration includes all the above. Friday only: $45. Saturday only: $20.
A portion of the proceeds benefits the Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department.
Location: All activities take place at the Getz Theater Center of Columbia College Chicago, 72 E. 11th St., Chicago, IL 60605.
Questions: Please contact Amanda Clayton, Manager of Special Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-369-8673.
Hotels: Columbia College Chicago alumni receive a discounted rate at the following hotels. Pricing varies. Contact the hotel for more information.
Parking: Public transit is best; Roosevelt Red Line stop nearby. Some metered street parking is available on Wabash Ave., as well as in parking garages and lots nearby. We encourage you to use a parking app such as Park Wiz, Spot Hero, etc.
Programming presented by Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department and Development and Alumni Relations.
(not included in above pricing)
Theatre Reunion Weekend alumni and guests will receive special discounts to two Chicago productions featuring Columbia College Chicago alumni on Saturday, October 20.
Otherworld Theatre, 3914 N. Clark St.
All I Want is One More Meanwhile, featuring Dylan Schaefer '12
Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St.
Crumbs From The Table Of Joy by Lynn Nottage, featuring Terence Sims '13
Information about how to obtain these discounts will be sent to registered guests.