The Goodman welcomes four Chicago-based writers to its 2021/2022 Playwrights Unit: Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom, Susan H. Pak, Andrew Rosendorf and Omer Abbas Salem.
Explosive moments in history inspire art. Goodman Artistic Associate Dael Orlandersmith (Until the Flood), Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Chinglish), Joan Appell Lipkin (Dance the Vote Project) and Olivia Ridley (Ghost Gun, #ENOUGH: Plays To End Gun Violence) address this and more in a thought-provoking live-stream event, moderated by Willa J. Taylor, Goodman Walter Director of Education and Engagement.
From Tulsa, Oklahoma to a Civil War battlefield and beyond, this summer the participants of GeNarrations—the Goodman’s storytelling performance workshop for adults 55+—explored “Stories of the Systems that Built Us.”
For the past 11 years, we have been honored to collaborate with Dael Orlandersmith, a writer-performer with an uncanny ability to portray characters who differ from her not only in age, gender, and race, but also in worldview.