Neal McCollam is the Coordinator of Theatre Operations and Theatre Recruiting for UIC’s School of Theatre and Music. In addition to program management for UIC’s Theatre Department, Mr. McCollam is the Coordinator and Instructor for UIC’s College of Architecture and the Arts summer arts program. He has also taught acting at the Ruth Page Center for Performing Arts and the Latin School. He has acted in productions with The Old World Theatre Company, the Ruth Page Center for Performing Arts, European Repertory Theatre, Pegasus Players, Pocket Aces Theatre and Shakespeare’s Motley Crew.
His directing credits include Vial by Nicholas Turner for Darknight Theatrical Productions, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness for Pocket Aces Theatre, Broken Glass and All My Sons by Arthur Miller at the UIC Theatre, the UIC Scholarship Show, A Tale of Great Cities, and a performance piece at the Chicago Cultural Center, featuring the Russian avant-garde poetry and plays of Vladimir Mayakovsky. He has participated in acting and directing workshops at the National Theatre of Great Britain and the Moscow Art Theatre, and received his M. A. in Theatre from the University of Illinois at Chicago.