Perhaps best known for her solo works in which she often inhabits multiple characters—with admirably expressive subtlety—playwright and performer Dael Orlandersmith is a storyteller through and through, an artist for whom no moment in life is insignificant, no person undeserving of consideration.
I am thrilled to welcome Dael, Linda and Chay back to the Goodman for the opening production of our 2018/2019 Owen Theatre Season. I hope you find their work as insightful, deft and stirring as I do.
I want to aim really high, artistically and emotionally. In the ‘70s I saw Bette Midler, and what she did to me as an audience member in making me feel connected to life, I want to do to other people.
This play, at its core, is about a group of guys attempting–not necessarily succeeding—to be open about who they are, what they’re afraid of, and how they might learn to move forward in a world that is moving forward with or without them.
Summer of 2019 sees a classic American musical revived at Goodman Theatre. The Music Man, directed by Mary Zimmerman is one of the highlights of the Goodman's 2018/2019 Season. In anticipation of this sure-to-be spectacular production, we look back at Zimmerman's history with the Goodman and Chicago's vibrant theater community.