Colin Boyle was selected as a finalist for two Peter Lisagor Awards. The nominations are for Best Photography (all media) and Best Deadline Reporting (online) for his visual reporting during summer 2020 for Block Club Chicago. The winners are announced on May 14, 2021.
The world premiere of Alex Gruhin’s play, “Missed Connections,” received rave reviews this past weekend from Chris Jones at the Chicago Tribune and Catey Sullivan at the Chicago Sun-Times (3.5/4 stars). Limited tickets remain for the balance of the run at Chicago’s MacArthur and multi-Jeff Award winning A Red Orchid Theatre.
“Missed Connections” is a live, interactive play with magic, conceived for virtual experience, and runs online, “in Chicago” through February 28th, 2021 for 24 performances. The play, a magician’s cosmic love story inspired by the work of Haruki Murakami, Marshall McLuhan and Derren Brown, takes 25 audience members on a roundtrip voyage to the stars in search of the invisible thread that connects them all.
Tickets for the virtual production, $25/household, are available now at A Red Orchid Theatre’s website: https://aredorchidtheatre.org/missed-connections/
After freelancing for Block Club Chicago while completing his Master’s Degree at Medill, Colin Boyle accepted a full-time position with the non-profit, subscription-based news outlet at the end of November 2020.
“I can’t wait to get back to serving my hometown through visual reporting and connecting with my neighbors across Chicago,” Boyle said. Boyle, a life-long Chicagoan, completed his undergraduate studies in journalism and Spanish at Medill and received an MSJ in video & broadcast journalism.
Throughout his time at Northwestern, Boyle served as photo editor for The Daily Northwestern for six consecutive quarters, co-writing a months-long investigative piece about educational and racial disparities in Evanston’s Fifth Ward. He has interned with The Chicago Sun-Times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and most recently at IndyStar as a Pulliam Fellow. In 2019, Boyle completed his journalism residency at Infobae in Buenos Aires, Argentina, covering social unrest and daily news as a photojournalist.