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Navigating the Waters: Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith Takes to the Streets of Ferguson, Missouri in Until the Flood

In Until the Flood, Goodman Artistic Associate and Alice Center Resident Artist Dael Orlandersmith explores the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Drawing from her extensive interviews with Ferguson residents, Orlandersmith crafts an extraordinary theatrical experience in which she embodies eight residents of the town as they try to…

Leaders of the Pack: A Conversation with The Wolves Playwright Sarah DeLappe and Director Vanessa Stalling

If there’s a theatrical equivalent to scoring a championship-winning goal, 26 year-old playwright Sarah DeLappe has certainly done it with her soccer-themed play, The Wolves—written as a graduate student at Brooklyn College. DeLappe earned a spot among the 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalists for the New York premiere of her debut play, which received two encore…

The Power of Original Voices: A New Generation of Artists Finds Success at Goodman Theatre

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…

“It Started with a Necklace”: Meet Playwright Rohina Malik

Shortly before rehearsals began, Rohina Malik spoke with dramaturg Dana Lynn Formby about her inspiration for Yasmina’s Necklace and her journey as a playwright. Dana Lynn Formby: What inspired this play? Rohina Malik: It started with a necklace. My friend told me about a cashier he saw at a grocery store. She wore a necklace…

Arthur Miller at the Goodman

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…

Steve Scott: A Life in the Theater

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…