Yasmina’s Necklace marks a “Goodman homecoming” for playwright Rohina Malik and director Ann Filmer—two artists who received early-career mentorship as part of the theater’s Playwrights Unit and Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, respectively. These programs are among the Goodman’s myriad initiatives designed to help nurture new plays. “As Chicago’s largest not-for-profit theater, we have a responsibility […]

1953 – David B. Itkin, director of the Goodman Memorial Theatre, introduces Chicago audiences to Arthur Miller’s work with a production of Death of a Salesman. 1955 – Maurice Gnesin directs a production of The Crucible. The production features costumes from famed designer Theoni V. Aldredge, who went on to create a fashion sensation with her designs […]

In 1906, America bustled along at the frenetic pace it had commenced a half century earlier when industrialism revamped its labor, leisure and communication. The Wright brothers patented their illustrious invention, Chicago began construction on its first freight delivery tunnel system and Dr. Lee Deforest debuted his vacuum tube, which formed the foundation for the […]

The 2016/2017 Season concludes with Ah, Wilderness!, and marks a bittersweet moment for the Goodman Theatre family: director Steve Scott steps down from his long-held position as the theater’s Producer. Scott has called the Goodman his artistic home for nearly four decades, when he joined the staff as Director of Educational Programs. Other than a […]

Shortly before beginning rehearsals for Pamplona, Golden  Globe Award winner, two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee  and Theater Hall of Famer Stacy Keach spoke about preparing to portray one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway. Michael Mellini: You have a long, celebrated history with Ernest Hemingway. Do you remember the […]

This spring, Golden Globe Award winner, two-time Tony and Emmy Award nominee and Theater Hal of Fame member Stacy Keach returns to the Goodman portraying literary great Ernest Hemingway in the world premiere of Pamplona. Shortly before rehearsals begin, Keach spoke about his preparation for the solo show and why Hemingway remains an American icon. […]