Acclaimed American Theater director David Cromer received an honorary degree and spoke at Columbia College Chicago’s 2017 commencement on Saturday, May 13, at the Auditorium Theatre.
Theater Department Chair John Green will be stepping down at the end of the summer, and the administrative staffs of the Theater and Dance departments will be combining.
Jane Lynch, native Chicago funnywoman known for Christopher Guest’s films and Glee, delivered an incredibly profound commencement speech at Columbia College Chicago on Saturday, speaking truths about careers, life, and art that fly in the face of the typical advice often bestowed on new graduates. “See belief systems for what they are—soul killers, and crushers of the creative spirit,” Lynch says, along with “goals plus nothing to achieve equals peace” and “giving back—don’t do it.” Watch the full speech, full of too many great nuggets of wisdom to list, below:
Jane Lynch. Photo: Starla Fortunato Emmy Award-winning actor Jane Lynch will be the keynote speaker at this year’s commencement ceremony for Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department graduates at the Chicago Theatre, where she will receive an honorary degree. Lynch grew up in the south suburbs, and performed in Chicago with Second City,...