Among the Goodman’s artistic priorities is the examination of history—particularly events that, despite their impact on society, have not traditionally found a place in textbooks or in the popular consensus of what is considered historically important.
The Jim Crow era. The great migration of blacks from Southern to Northern cities. The Harlem Renaissance. The Civil Rights Movement. The 20th century’s horrors, triumphs, stagnations and progress are the stuff of history books now.
Shortly before rehearsal for Having Our Say began, Goodman Theatre’s longtime Resident Director pondered the valuable lessons audiences can learn from the Delany sisters’ fascinating lives, and reflected on the milestones of his own incredible career.
Chicago has shaped the American theatrical landscape, thanks to a wide-range of artists who have called our city home. Among the most iconic theater artists is undoubtedly Lorraine Hansberry, with her Chicago-set A Raisin in the Sun a staple at theaters across the world since its 1959 Broadway debut. Earlier this year, in partnership with…