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Developmental Production: Mother Road

MOTHER ROAD By Octavio Solis Directed by Juliette Carillo October 28 – November 14 Originally commissioned by the National Steinbeck Center, playwright Octavio Solis’ latest work, Mother Road, is inspired by John Steinbeck’s depression-era masterpiece The Grapes of Wrath. Steinbeck’s novel depicts the Joad family’s journey from Oklahoma to California in search of work after…

Staged Readings

LADY IN DENMARK By Dael Orlandersmith Directed by Chay Yew Sunday, November 15 at 10:30 a.m. in the Owen Theatre In this one-woman show, Obie Award winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Dael Orlandersmith presents the life of Helene, a Danish American woman, who in the wake of her husband’s death, finds solace in the music…

Developmental Production: Objects in the Mirror

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith Directed by Chuck Smith Dates: October 30 - November 15 In 2009, playwright Charles Smith traveled to Adelaide, Australia, to see a production of his play Free Man of Color, which originally premiered at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater and earned Smith the 2004 Jeff Award for Best New…

Staff Picks: Top Five Horror Films – Part I

In honor of Charise Castro Smith's new horror comedy Feathers and Teeth (September 19 - October 18 in the Owen Theatre), we asked Goodman staff members to share their favorite horror movies  Check out recommendations below from staff member Casey Chapman. Check back soon for more picks from our staff and be sure to watch a…

Inside Feathers and Teeth: A Costume Designer’s Perspective

Feathers and Teeth is set in 1978 in a Midwestern factory town. Charise Castro Smith’s script includes stage directions that reference pop culture, fashion trends and important figures from the era including Farrah Fawcett, Led Zeppelin, polyester suits, The Brady Bunch and Richard Nixon. Costume designer Christine Pascual was tasked with designing clothes that would…