Cody Estle ’11

Director. Risk-taker. Go-getter.

By taking risks and hustling hard, prolific director Cody Estle thrives in the Chicago theatre scene.

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Just a few years out of college, Cody has directed more than 15 plays and is the associate artistic director at Chicago’s Raven Theatre, where he has directed productions such as A Loss of Roses (named by Chicago Tribune honorable mention as one of the Year’s Best in 2016) and By the Water (named by Chicago Sun-Times honorable mention as one of the Top Theatre Productions of 2017.)

“Columbia gave me the tools and the resources to take that first step into the real world,” Cody says.