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Video: Director Joshua Kahan Brody on King of the Yees

"Audiences should be excited about new work because all masterpieces were new at some point…The American theater lives and thrives on new work." Hear from director Joshua Kahan Brody on why he enjoys working on new plays and why he is excited to direct Lauren Yee's King of the Yees at the New Stages festival.…

Video: Director Juliette Carrillo on Mother Road

"We are searching for home, we're looking for what the essence of what this play is... We're making discoveries daily." Director Juliette Carrillo talks about working on Octavio Solis' new play Mother Road as part of New Stages. FREE tickets at GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStages.…

Playwright Octavio Solis on Mother Road

Meet playwright Octavio Solis and get an inside look at the creative process for his new play Mother Road. Now playing at the New Stages Festival through November 14. Reserve FREE tickets at GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStages.…

Playwright Lauren Yee on King of the Yees

Meet playwright Lauren Yee and get an inside look at the play she calls an "epic joyride" through San Francisco's Chinatown. See King of the Yees for FREE as part of New Stages through November 15. Tickets at GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStages.…

Developmental Production: King of the Yees

KING OF THE YEES By Lauren Yee Directed by Joshua Brody November 1 – November 15 Visit any Chinatown in America and you will likely find a small sign posted over an inconspicuous door with this family name character: 余 The Yee Fung Toy (the Yee Family Association) originated in 1886 when Yee clansmen immigrated to…

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…

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…

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…

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