Do you have a special story to tell? Join GeNarrations, a seven-week personal narrative writing workshop for adults age 55+. During workshops, participants write stories about their lives based on themes from the plays on stage. Currently, the Goodman works with more than 100 participants in spaces on Chicago’s north, west and south sides, as well as in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement. Below, GeNarrations participant Barbara Ketter recounts a special Christmas past:

For the past 31 years, the Goodman’s School Matinee Series (SMS) has worked with hundreds of teachers from high schools across Chicago, bringing students each year to see Goodman productions free of charge—including Yasmina’s Necklace. Throughout the school year, Goodman Education staff work with teachers to integrate play content and the arts into specific curriculum […]

This summer, NOURISH, a groundbreaking new program conceived and led by Willa J. Taylor, Goodman Theatre’s Walter Director of Education and Engagement, and Michael Rohd, director of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP), took place in the Alice Rapoport Center. Over the course of four days, intensives were tailored for executive directors, staff […]

Goodman Theatre’s Scenemakers Board offers young professionals the unique opportunity to experience theater from the inside out. By taking a significant role in funding and supporting new work and education programs at the Goodman, members attend groundbreaking plays, engage with actors and direc-tors behind the scenes and inspire the next generation of theatergoers. Below, Scenemakers […]

Each year, Goodman Theatre helps Chicagoland students raise their voice and make plenty of noise at the world’s largest youth poetry festival: Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB). More than 110 Chicagoland middle and high school teams—as well as organization-sponsored teams like the Goodman’s, formed in 2015—compete at this annual five-week slam poetry tournament, which originated […]

Each season, Goodman Theatre hosts between 30-40 interns to learn about and engage in the behind-the-scenes process of running Chicago’s largest not-for-profit theater. Aspiring theater practitioners can gain invaluable, career-defining experience in both the creative and administrative areas of the theater—including casting, costumes, development, education and engagement, literary management and dramaturgy, marketing, publicity/PR, production management, […]

In recognition of Executive Director Roche Schulfer’s 40th anniversary at Goodman Theatre in 2014, the Board of Trustees established an Apprenticeship Program to nurture the next generation of arts leaders. A one-of-a-kind salaried, year-long, holistic immersion into the workings of Chicago’s largest not-for-profit producing theater, this program provides a hands-on experience in theater management and […]

Goodman Theatre marks 30 years as an educational resource in Chicago with the anniversary of its flagship Education and Engagement program, the Student Subscription Series—created by Robert Falls during his first season as Artistic Director. For the past three decades, the Goodman has invited Chicago high school students to experience up to four performances each […]