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Making Merry with the Cast of Twist Your Dickens

Sue Salvi: Where is your favorite place to spend the holidays? Pittsburgh, which is where my family (my mom, brothers and their kids) live. What is one of your favorite and/or funniest holiday memories? Each year. we would have a gathering of people stop over for Christmas Eve. One year, a family of strangers came,…

First Person: Actor Behzad Dabu Recounts his Journey with Disgraced

In Disgraced, Chicago-based actor Behzad Dabu portrays Abe, the 22-year-old nephew of successful Manhattan lawyer Amir. Abe’s request for his uncle to assist a local imam facing legal trouble sparks the tumultuous events of Ayad Akhtar’s drama. The Goodman production of Disgraced will mark a homecoming of sorts for Dabu, who also played Abe in…

Beyond Disgraced: Three Additional Works by Ayad Akhtar

“After September 11, I realized that I wasn't going to be able to run away from myself,” Disgraced playwright Ayad Akhtar recently said during an interview for the Goodman’s OnStage+. “I was going to have to account for what was happening in my community, for how life changed not only for me, but also for…

Paving the Way for Latino/a Work: Feathers and Teeth Director Henry Godinez Champions New Voices at the Goodman

During the 2015/2016 Season, the Goodman will present three works by Latino/a writers: Charise Castro Smith’s horror comedy Feathers and Teeth; José Rivera’s Another Word for Beauty, a musical exploration of a Colombian women’s prison and an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s soaring novel 2666. This abundance of Latino/a work reflects a substantial shift in the…