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Playwright Sarah DeLappe & Director Vanessa Stalling in Conversation

Listen to a Conversation on the Pulitzer-nominated play The Wolves Director and former Maggio Fellow Vanessa Stalling joins acclaimed playwright Sarah DeLappe in a moderated discussion focused on DeLappe's sensational debut, The Wolves. The Goodman invites you to join this rare opportunity to hear DeLappe and Stalling delve into the work's nuanced take on gender, its…

Jo Cattell Named 2017/2018 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow

Goodman Theatre announces Jo Cattell as the recipient of the 2017/2018 Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, an honor reserved for early-career Chicago-based directors. Cattell will gain complete access to the artistic process at the Goodman, including the opportunity to assist on a Goodman production—from early research and design through the casting and rehearsal process to the…

Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator—and Comedian?

"When I go in for a physical now they no longer ask how old I am, they just carbon date me." - President Ronald Reagan While one of the most prominent and divisive political figures of the 20th century, Ronald Reagan did have one skill that appealed to many Americans across the political spectrum—he was…

Season of Concern—Artists Helping Artists

This holiday season, theaters are collecting donations for Season of Concern, a non-profit created nearly 30 years to provide care for those in the theater community afflicted with AIDS-related illnesses and other health-related emergencies. Please consider making a contribution after attending a performance or donate online. Learn more at SeasonofConcern.org/Donate.…

Sensory-Friendly A Christmas Carol—Making a Holiday Classic Accessible for All

Goodman Theatre is excited to announce our first sensory-friendly performance in our 40th anniversary celebration of A Christmas Carol, Saturday, December 30 at 2pm. Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is intended for families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities. You can…

10 Fast Facts About 1978

Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, Goodman’s first production of A Christmas Carol premiered in 1978. We took a time machine back to yesteryear to see what life was like in 1978, and what we found was…pretty groovy. 1. Popular TV shows include Happy Days, The Rockford Files, Charlie’s Angels and The Love Boat. And we met…

Introducing the 2017/2018 Playwrights Unit

We're thrilled to announce the next Playwrights Unit! Our commitment to new works and living writers continues in the 2017/2018 Season. The five Chicago-based playwrights newly named to the Playwrights Unit, a year-long residency in partnership with Chicago Dramatists, include Sam Collier, finalist for The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2017 National Playwright Conference for her…