Rich Cinfio (2010-2013)

I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Directing for the Stage. Recently I directed the musical “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” by Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman, as well as the play, “Love Song” by John Kolvenbach. I completed a six-month apprenticeship with the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago, IL. With the Greenhouse, I helped to create the 10 play Solo Celebration. This was an eight-month effort to produce ten+ solo-theatrical pieces from across the globe, including MotherStruck! by world renowned poet Staceyann Chin (assistant director credit, originally directed by Cynthia Nixon). Many of these productions would go on to be Jeff Award Recommended.

The most memorable part of the Ohlone experience was the students. Working with students in the theatre department at Ohlone College was a really fantastic experience. The freedom to create with them helped shape me as an artist. I also learned a lot from working on Ohlone College Summerfest’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” directed by Ryan Weible. That production helped shape me as an artist and catapulted me into my theater education career at Columbia College Chicago.