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Columbia College Chicago
Michael Ryczek

Michael Ryczek

Michael Ryczek

Academic Manager

Email: mryczek@colum.edu

Michael received his undergraduate degree in theatre from Roosevelt University and his Master’s Degree in theatre from Northwestern University. He is the former Artistic Director and Founder of Reflection’s Theatre and the former Managing Director of Lookingglass Theatre. He freelances as a director and actor, having worked at many theatres around Chicago most recently at Bailiwick Repertory, Bohemian Ensemble and Redtwist Theatre.

He has directed over 30 shows in the Chicagoland area, most recently, MARVIN’S ROOM at Redtwist Theatre. He is the former Managing Director of Lookingglass Theatre and the former Artistic Director of Reflection’s Theatre. He is currently the President of the board of Season of Concern and a member of the Joseph Jefferson Artistic Committee. He continues to perform his one-man show Ten Seconds around the Chicagoland area.

MFA Iowa Writers Workshop, University of Iowa; MFA Iowa Playwrights' Festival, University of Iowa, commissioned by the BBC, the Guthrie Theatre, Portland Stage Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, recipient TCG/NEA Playwrights Fellowship and CEC Artslink International Fellowship, Iowa Arts Council Fellowship, BBC International Playwriting Award, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Award, and grants form the NEA, Iowa Arts Council, Bush Foundation.