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10 of Velázquez’s Most Famous Paintings

Spanish painter Diego de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660) was one of the most renowned artists of the Baroque era. In Disgraced, Emily creates a portrait of her husband, Amir, inspired by Velázquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja. Learn more about some of Velázquez’s masterpieces below! 1. Old Woman Frying Eggs (1618) This is one of…

Staff Picks: Five More Favorite Horror Films – Part II

In honor of Charise Castro Smith’s new horror comedy Feathers and Teeth (September 19 – October 18 in the Owen Theatre), we asked Goodman staff members to share their favorite horror movies. Check out recommendations below from staff member Scott Podraza. Check back soon for more picks from our staff and be sure to watch…

Video: Actor Nisi Sturgis on Disgraced

Actor Nisi Sturgis introduces us to her character Emily Hughes-Kapoor in Disgraced. Passionate about Islamic culture, Emily channels its aesthetics into her work as a painter. But will her art ultimately divide her family? GoodmanTheatre.org/Disgraced…

The Top 6 Monsters You Don’t Want to Meet from Around the World

Monsters have long been feared by, well, everyone. After all it’s only normal to be afraid of the dark… or more specifically, what‘s lurking unseen in the dark. In honor of Charise Castro Smith’s new horror play Feathers and Teeth I began exploring some of the creepiest creatures famous for terrorizing cultures across the world.…

Who’s Who in Disgraced

Learn about the five characters in Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced below! Amir: Amir is the central character in Disgraced. Amir’s family is of South Asian origin, but he was born in the United States and firmly identifies as an American. He is a successful corporate lawyer and lives in a lush apartment on New York City’s…

Engaging Communities. Expanding Minds. The Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement at Goodman Theatre Opens This Spring

Goodman Theatre believes that theater is more than a play or a place: it is an inspiring, expansive lens on the world that can profoundly engage communities and expand minds. Goodman programs promote literacy and learning, inspire self-confidence and empowerment — and effect positive change in society. The new Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement at…