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Teamwork at the Goodman

The camaraderie among the players in The Wolves is similar to the relationships many of the youth participants develop in Goodman’s Education and Engagement programs. Goodman programs include the Musical Theater Intensive, which provides pre-professional experience for young artists wishing to pursue a musical theater career; PlayBuild Youth Intensive, which introduces participants to the elements…

The School Matinee Series: Helping Chicago Teachers Introduce Students to the Power of Theater

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—including Blind Date—free of charge. Throughout the school year, Goodman Education staff work with teachers to integrate play content and the arts into specific curricula across…

Share Your Story: Join Goodman Theatre’s GeNarrations

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:

The School Matinee Series: Helping Chicago Teachers Introduce Their Students to the Power of Theater for Three Decades

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…

The Power of Community: Goodman Helps NOURISH Chicago

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…

Essential Goodman Stories: The Scenemakers Board

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…

The Point is the POETRY: Meet Goodman Theatre’s Winning Youth Poetry Ensemble, “Team Good Eddy”

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…