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Columbia College Chicago
Paul Amandes

Paul Amandes

Paul Amandes

Interim Chair
Associate Professor

B.M., Northern Illinois University; actor and director; vocalist and musician; composer, lyricist, and playwright. 2008- Recorded a professional CD (with singer-songwriter, Anne Hills) of the songs from his play Local Wonders. Paul has performed concerts of the songs around Chicago. He also updated the score and script with co-writer, Virginia Smith. Paul directed The Playboy of the Western World for Columbia’s Theater Dept. in the Getz Theater. He was featured on a CD recording of The Kingdom of Grimm by Douglas Post. Paul will be on sabbatical for the Spring 2009 semester, where he’ll be updating his scripts Little Christmas; Epiphany and Instruction for the Serious Guitarist and Two-Fools Gold. He’ll also be putting together a marketing plan for his plays and songs. He’s hoping to record a CD of songs he’s written that aren’t part of any show. Paul is an active member of the Dramatists’ Guild, Actors’ Equity Association, and ASCAP