• Community

    August Wilson Celebration

    This season we're honoring August Wilson with a year-long celebration of his life and work. His enduring influence helped shape American theater. Join us for readings, lectures and more on one of the greatest playwrights of our time.

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    August Wilson Celebration
  • Goodman Theatre's
    90th Anniversary Website

    Welcome

    In honor of this milestone event, we’ve created this special site that lets you explore the Goodman’s rich and fascinating history. Re-discover the famous faces who have worked at the theater, browse photos of classic productions, read interviews with noted artists and much more!

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  • History

    Kenneth Sawyer Goodman

    Today’s Goodman Theatre traces its roots back to the early years of the 20th century, when the “Chicago Renaissance” heralded pioneering activities in all forms of the arts. One of the leaders of that movement was a young Princeton-educated scion of a wealthy lumber baron, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman.

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    Kenneth Sawyer Goodman
  • Productions

    It's a Season to Celebrate

    Join us for our 90th Anniversary! This milestone season includes Pulitzer Prize finalist Rapture, Blister, Burn, August Wilson’s masterpiece Two Trains Running, the Tony-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and much more!

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    It's a Season to Celebrate
  • Distinctions

    Goodman Theatre Awards

    From Pulitzer Prizes to Tony Awards, Goodman Theatre has garnered some of theater’s most prestigious honors throughout its 90 years. Look below for a full list of the many accolades bestowed upon the theater!

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    Goodman Theatre Awards
  • People

    Meet the Artistic Collective

    Individually and collectively, these artists’ contributions to the Goodman provide a breathtaking scope of theatrical style and vision.

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    Meet the Artistic Collective

What’s New

Whoopi Goldberg on August Wilson

Whoopi Goldberg on August Wilson

In honor of the August Wilson Celebration, comedian, actor, activist and television host Whoopi Goldberg told us why she thinks teaching August Wilson in schools is important.

The August Wilson Celebration

The August Wilson Celebration

This season we're honoring August Wilson with a year-long celebration of his life and work. His enduring influence helped shape American theater. Join us for readings, lectures and more on one of the greatest playwrights of our time.

A Conversation with Robert Falls

A Conversation with Robert Falls

For nearly three decades Robert Falls has served as Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre. We sat down with Falls to look back on his time with the company and reflect on the theater’s influence and his own accomplishments.

The History of a Chicago Institution

The History of a Chicago Institution

Explore the rich 90 year history of the Goodman from its founding by the Sawyer family it 1922, through its time as an integral artist training ground as the Goodman School of Drama, to its reemergence of a leading American regional theater.

Share Your Goodman Theatre Story

Share Your Goodman Theatre Story

We're collecting memories and stories that celebrate nine decades of "What Great Theatre Should Be." Help us mark this amazing milestone.