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Becoming Hemingway: A Conversation with Stacy Keach

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…

Coming Soon: Stacy Keach Stars as Ernest Hemingway in Pamplona

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.…

A Playwright’s Destiny: An Interview with Karen Zacarías

Shortly before the 2015 world premiere of her play Destiny of Desire, Karen Zacarías spoke about the inspiration for her work and her love of telenovelas. Linda Lombardi: What was your inspiration behind writing Destiny of Desire? Karen Zacarías: So often when a Latino dramatist writes a serious play, the jargon critics use to describe…

Essential Goodman Stories: Championing Latinx Voices

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.…

Uncle Vanya: Translated and Adapted

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…

A Conversation with Uncle Vanya Director Robert Falls

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…