72 E 11th

72 E. 11th Street, Chicago, IL, 60605

72 E. 11th Street was built in 1929 by Holabird & Root, architects of outstanding Chicago skyscrapers such as the Chicago Board of Trade, the Palmolive Building and the 333 N. Michigan Avenue Building. 72 East 11th Street, a six- story, limestone-clad Art Deco building, was originally owned by the Chicago Women's Club and housed the organization's meeting rooms, offices and a theater. Rich in history, it was the site for rallies in support of women's voting rights, efforts on behalf of compulsory education laws and fund raising for scholarships at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a women's dormitory at the University of Chicago. Subsequent owners and uses are unknown. Acquired by Columbia in 1980 as the school's Theater Center, it currently houses a renovated 400-seat theater, classrooms, and space for film and photography studios.

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Will Power

Will Power 5/13 10:30am

Advanced Actors perform works by William Shakespeare. Directed by Caroline Latta.

Senior Showcase - Acting/Musical Theatre

Senior Showcase - Acting/Musical Theatre 5/13 1:00pm

Seniors from the Acting and Musical Theatre Performance programs present their showcase for industry professionals.

Theatrical Designer Director and Technician Gallery

Theatrical Designer Director and Technician... 5/13 1:00pm

Experience the creations of the Theatre department's talented design, theatre technology, and directing students. Works include set models, renderings,...

Two Chairs and a Light Bulb

Two Chairs and a Light Bulb 5/13 1:00pm

Two Chairs and a Light Bulb is the world premiere of 11 student-written plays, all of them less than eight-minutes long, with casts of three or less, and...

Stand-up Comedy Show

Stand-up Comedy Show 5/13 1:30pm

People laughing while the people standing are telling jokes. Come join us!

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Ron Wachholtz

Ron Wachholtz left a positive review 5/14/2015

I enjoyed the showcase. I would like the resumes of the seniors who graduated along with the other seniors who graduated in non acting positions of theatre. Thanks Ron Wachholtz, Collaboraction Theatre

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Mary Lou Wade

Mary Lou Wade left a positive review 1/31/2014

Most enjoyable and entertaining!

Mary Lou Wade

Mary Lou Wade left a positive review 1/28/2014

T'was awesome!

Terrance Franklin

Terrance Franklin left a positive review 11/28/2012

really good all three plays were vary unique i throughly enjoyed myself

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