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.

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WEEKEND SCHEDULE

All events take place at
The Getz Theater Center

72 E. 11th St., Chicago

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19

Alumni Night: Performance and Reception
(registration required)

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
(registration required)

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.

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Support Columbia Theatre

Your tax-deductible gift will help foster the future of Columbia theatre. You can specify on the form that you want your gift to support the Theatre Department or the Sheldon Patinkin Scholarship


Saturday Industry Breakout Sessions

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Two panels available during each session, attendees choose one.

 

 

Session 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

 

 

Session TWO

PANEL ONE: Film and TV

Moderated by Behzad Dabu ’08

PANEL TWO: Musical Theatre

Moderated by Jermaine Hill, assistant professor

 

 

Session THREE

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 aclayton@colum.edu 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.


Post-Event Opportunities

(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.


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A HISTORY OF THE GETZ THEATER CENTER