Ernest Hemingway in Spain, 1959.

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. […]


Shortly before rehearsals began for Objects in the Mirror, playwright Charles Smith spoke with the play’s dramaturg Jonathan L. Green about the true life inspiration for the story and his enduring partnership with director Chuck Smith. Jonathan L. Green: Shedrick Yarkpai, the protagonist of Objects in the Mirror, is based on a real person–an actor and […]


For three decades, Goodman Theatre’s artistic priorities and educational programming have centered around three core values of Quality, Community and Diversity. The range of cultural and aesthetic diversity reflected on stage is attributed in large part to the theater’s Artistic Collective—the directors, playwrights and actors who help shape each Goodman season—including Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez. […]


What does it mean to translate or adapt a play? Anton Chekhov wrote Uncle Vanya in Russian, his native language. The play has been translated countless times (into English and dozens of other languages) and adapted into other theatrical works and films, with varying degrees of adherence to the original text. Now, 36 year-old Pulitzer […]


Anton Chekhov’s masterpiece takes the stage in a new adaptation from Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker. Shortly before rehearsals began, Robert Falls spoke with Goodman Producer Steve Scott about returning to Chekhov following his acclaimed 2010 production of The Seagull, which the Chicago Tribune hailed as “one of the deepest dives into (Chekhov’s) psyche one […]