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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…

Interns Get More Than Coffee at the Goodman

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,…

An Essential Goodman Story: Nurturing the Next Generation of Arts Leaders

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…

Providing a Platform for Incarcerated Mothers: Goodman Theatre Partners with Chicago’s Visible Voices

(Originally published January 5, 2016) During the annual beauty pageant in Colombia’s Buen Pastor Prison at the center of José Rivera’s Another Word for Beauty, the competing female inmates not only show off their flashy gowns and dance moves onstage, but they reveal intimate, harrowing details about their own lives and the circumstances that led…

Share the Joy Day: The Goodman Gives Back

Since 2009, the Goodman has been spreading holiday cheer to service men and women and their families during our annual production of A Christmas Carol with the special Community Day and Share the Joy Day events. It started simply enough. The final performance of A Christmas Carol in 2009 landed on New Year’s Eve, and,…