About the Plays

Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812, the second of eight children. His father, John Dickens, worked as a naval pay clerk, but his poor financial habits landed him in debtor’s prison when the younger Dickens was 12. While the rest of his family was imprisoned with his father, Charles was forced to work in […]

About the Plays

A few weeks before rehearsals began for Another Word for Beauty, Academy Award-nominated playwright José Rivera sat down with the Goodman’s Dramaturg Neena Arndt to discuss his research, the themes of the play and Colombian beauty pageants. Neena Arndt: How did you become interested in Buen Pastor Prison, the facility in Bogotá where a beauty […]