Alexander K. Schiff
BFA in Theatre, Directing
After completing his degree Alexander has been working hard to stay active within the Chicago theatre community. He started out at Columbia four years ago (like most directors) as an actor. But soon found he wanted to be more than a character, he wanted to create worlds. So he quickly changed his major and in the last several years learned how to craft an image, express an idea, and give a voice to text on a page. He believes that theatre should showcase the rawest forms of human nature, explore characters beyond the black and white, and create worlds where these characters become real people. He believes the most important thing a director should do is be honest, passionate, and unforgiving. At Columbia he has directed several plays and new works, including A Brief History of Helen of Troy by Mark Schultz and The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer.
Image Left: A Brief History of Helen of Troy or Everything will be Different