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Navigating the Waters: Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith Takes to the Streets of Ferguson, Missouri in Until the Flood

In Until the Flood, Goodman Artistic Associate and Alice Center Resident Artist Dael Orlandersmith explores the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Drawing from her extensive interviews with Ferguson residents, Orlandersmith crafts an extraordinary theatrical experience in which she embodies eight residents of the town as they try to…

Drink Up: The History Behind Your Clean Glass of Water

From cooking to showering, fresh coffee and laundry, we often take the availability of clean water for granted. Yet when Henrik Ibsen wrote An Enemy of the People in 1882, the specialty of bacteriology was in its infancy, and viruses had yet to be discovered, so scientists had just begun to understand how diseases could…

Playwright Sarah DeLappe & Director Vanessa Stalling in Conversation

Listen to a Conversation on the Pulitzer-nominated play The Wolves Director and former Maggio Fellow Vanessa Stalling joins acclaimed playwright Sarah DeLappe in a moderated discussion focused on DeLappe's sensational debut, The Wolves. The Goodman invites you to join this rare opportunity to hear DeLappe and Stalling delve into the work's nuanced take on gender, its…

Jo Cattell Named 2017/2018 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow

Goodman Theatre announces Jo Cattell as the recipient of the 2017/2018 Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, an honor reserved for early-career Chicago-based directors. Cattell will gain complete access to the artistic process at the Goodman, including the opportunity to assist on a Goodman production—from early research and design through the casting and rehearsal process to the…

Teamwork at the Goodman

The camaraderie among the players in The Wolves is similar to the relationships many of the youth participants develop in Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs. Goodman programs include the Musical Theater Intensive, which provides pre-professional experience for young artists wishing to pursue a musical theater career; PlayBuild Youth Intensive, which introduces participants to the elements…

Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator—and Comedian?

"When I go in for a physical now they no longer ask how old I am, they just carbon date me." - President Ronald Reagan While one of the most prominent and divisive political figures of the 20th century, Ronald Reagan did have one skill that appealed to many Americans across the political spectrum—he was…