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Video: Actor Nisi Sturgis on Disgraced

Actor Nisi Sturgis introduces us to her character Emily Hughes-Kapoor in Disgraced. Passionate about Islamic culture, Emily channels its aesthetics into her work as a painter. But will her art ultimately divide her family? GoodmanTheatre.org/Disgraced…

The Top 6 Monsters You Don’t Want to Meet from Around the World

Monsters have long been feared by, well, everyone. After all it’s only normal to be afraid of the dark… or more specifically, what‘s lurking unseen in the dark. In honor of Charise Castro Smith’s new horror play Feathers and Teeth I began exploring some of the creepiest creatures famous for terrorizing cultures across the world.…

Who’s Who in Disgraced

Learn about the five characters in Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced below! Amir: Amir is the central character in Disgraced. Amir’s family is of South Asian origin, but he was born in the United States and firmly identifies as an American. He is a successful corporate lawyer and lives in a lush apartment on New York City’s…

Disgraced and Islamic Art: The Gap Between Optics and Truth

In the opening moments of Ayad Akhtar’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, we see an intimate image: Emily, a young, white artist, is sketching her husband Amir, a well-to-do Pakistani American lawyer. Emily reveals the idea for this new sketch was inspired both by a minor run-in with a racist waiter the night before, as well…

Engaging Communities. Expanding Minds. The Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement at Goodman Theatre Opens This Spring

Goodman Theatre believes that theater is more than a play or a place: it is an inspiring, expansive lens on the world that can profoundly engage communities and expand minds. Goodman programs promote literacy and learning, inspire self-confidence and empowerment — and effect positive change in society. The new Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement at…