Cindy Bandle Young Critics

Cindy Bandle Young Critics

For 11th grade girls in Chicago and the suburbs.

Offered completely FREE to young women in the 11th grade throughout Chicago and the suburbs, this joint venture between Goodman Theatre and the Association for Women Journalists – Chicago introduces young women to theater criticism and the world of professional writing. Participants will receive tickets to productions in the Goodman’s 2014/2015 Season, one-on-one mentoring from professional journalists and have the opportunity to interview artists associated with Goodman Theatre productions!

Questions? We’re happy to help! Contact us at 312.553.7161 or email CBYC@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Applications are now available for the Cindy Bandle Young Critics 2014/2015 Season and are due by 5pm on October 3rd, 2014. Apply Now.

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Two Trains Running: Atmospheric Done Right

Posted by: Nicole Rusick at 03/16/2015 02:30 PM
Two Trains Running: Atmospheric Done Right

If you’re dying to know what life― emotionally and physically― was like in late 1960’s black communities of Pittsburgh, you won’t need to build a time machine in your garage. Come to the Goodman instead, and see one of August Wilson’s “Century Cycle” plays, “Two Trains Running.”

What Happens in the Diner Stays in the Diner

Posted by: Kadiatou Bah at 03/16/2015 02:30 PM
What Happens in the Diner Stays in the Diner

Are you African-American and/or a feminist? Do you believe in equal rights? Do you consider yourself a person who fights for what he/she believes in? Well, then, the current offering at the Goodman Theatre may be your cup of tea. Or may change your perspective of things.

Two Trains Running

Posted by: Shreya Thakkar at 03/16/2015 02:30 PM
Two Trains Running

Although August Wilson left the world too soon, he left behind a legacy: his eye-opening plays. The Goodman Theatre’s production of Wilson’s “Two Trains Running” was no exception to that legacy.

Two Trains Running

Posted by: Mary Szromba at 03/16/2015 02:30 PM
Two Trains Running

Rapture, Blister, Burn

Posted by: Rena Newman at 01/26/2015 02:30 PM
Rapture, Blister, Burn

Rapture, Blister, Burn is a show as intriguing as its title. Steeped in wit, quip, and honesty the show is a lesson in feminist history and an exploration of what it means to be a woman today.Rapture raises crucial questions. While the topic of many classic plays seems to be about manhood, this one is about womanhood. It speaks to those intricate, complicated parts that come with the gender. The audience is made to think long and hard about ‘the way things are’ for women, and then think harder; wondering ‘is there another way’? And while the show is about women, it’s no tune-out or turn-off for men either.

A Modern-Day Feminist?

Posted by: Madelynn Bolster at 01/26/2015 02:00 PM
A Modern-Day Feminist?

In “Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo, directed by Kimberly Senior, feminism is taken to a whole new level.

I want your life, no wait I want my life back!

Posted by: Kadiatou Bah at 01/26/2015 02:00 PM
I want your life, no wait I want my life back!

Imagine a world where women can have it all, where they can take care of their  kids and also have a career in whatever they desire. “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” now on the main stage at the Goodman Theatre, suggests there is no such thing.                

“Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo

Posted by: Simone Miklosi at 01/26/2015 02:00 PM
“Rapture, Blister, Burn” by Gina Gionfriddo

Feminism is a word most people don’t understand.  Despite its simple meaning -- the advocacy of women's rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men -- people turn it into a gigantic beast that must not be disturbed or deciphered. Honestly, it infuriates me, which is why “Rapture, Blister, Burn” has become my favorite piece of art ever performed at the Goodman Theatre.

Feminism Raptures, Blisters, and Burns Out

Posted by: Katie Burke at 01/26/2015 02:00 PM
Feminism Raptures, Blisters, and Burns Out

Throughout the month of February the Goodman Theatre has been producing a show that the Huffington Post calls, “piercingly sharp,” and The New York Times calls “intensely smart, and immensely funny.”

It’s clear “Rapture, Blister, Burn” has wowed heavyweights in the theatre community. But it did not wow this critic.

Amanda Sallman on A Christmas Carol

Posted by: Amanda Sallman at 11/24/2014 03:30 PM
Amanda Sallman on A Christmas Carol

The classic Charles Dickens’ tale, “A Christmas Carol”, reignites every winter at the Goodman theatre, bringing new touches and affects each time.