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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‘Venus in Fur’ dazzles and excites

Posted by: Sophia Goethals at 03/18/2014 03:00 PM
‘Venus in Fur’ dazzles and excites

Imagine the sexiest woman you can, with the curves of Marilyn Monroe, the humor of Tina Fey and the sexual energy of a pubescent teenage boy. This is Vanda (played by Amanda Drinkall) in the new play being performed at the Goodman Theatre.

Venus Favors the Bold

Posted by: Melody DeRogatis at 03/18/2014 02:30 PM
Venus Favors the Bold

 Suffice to say, “Venus In Fur” is no porno, but a seductive, astute, droll, yet dramatic masterpiece.

Venus in Fur

Posted by: Grace Hildebrand at 03/18/2014 01:00 PM
Venus in Fur

Running for only 95 minutes, with a cast of only two characters, Goodman Theatre’sVenus in Fur keeps it short, and simple- but far from sweet. The lack of saccharinity by no means detracts from production. In fact, this absence allows room for  the play’s appealing provocative edge.

Theatre Review: Venus in Fur

Posted by: Ariel Majewski at 03/18/2014 11:30 AM
Theatre Review: Venus in Fur

“Venus in Fur,” the new production at the Goodman Theatre, contains a broad range of elements that leave an unexpected, striking endnote.

Venus in Fur

Posted by: Anne Amann at 03/18/2014 11:30 AM
Venus in Fur

Sex.

That’s what I expected, sitting down in the Goodman’s beautiful Albert theatre, preparing to see David Ives’ recent exploit, Venus in Fur. With this bias in mind, I found Venus in Fur is an excellent comedy, with strikingly real characters and subtly elegant plot twists. 

“Buzzer,” by Tracy Scott Wilson

Posted by: Taysha Day at 02/18/2014 03:00 PM
“Buzzer,” by Tracy Scott Wilson

“Buzzer” is a phenomenal play surrounding the life of an African American man named Jackson, his Caucasian girlfriend Suzy, and his friend Don. Jackson and Suzy are finally able to move in together and have to go through the struggles of allowing Don to live with him too. The past is resurfaced with memories that cause the trio to feud and release feelings that cause tensions.

Buzzer explores race and romance

Posted by: Melissa Oskouie at 02/18/2014 02:30 PM
Buzzer explores race and romance

“Buzzer” is a phenomenal play surrounding the life of an African American man named Jackson, his Caucasian girlfriend Suzy, and his friend Don. Jackson and Suzy are finally able to move in together and have to go through the struggles of allowing Don to live with him too. The past is resurfaced with memories that cause the trio to feud and release feelings that cause tensions.

Buzzer

Posted by: Maya St Clair at 02/18/2014 02:30 PM
Buzzer

As well as privilege, Buzzer addresses race – although, as playwright Tracey Scott Wilson lays out, the two are almost inextricable. Wilson recognizes that racial themes can be presented in a way that’s riveting, but also poised and funny.

Lies and secrets overdone in Buzzer

Posted by: Liza Libes at 02/18/2014 01:00 PM
Lies and secrets overdone in Buzzer

When the three friends move in together in the midst of Jackson and Suzy’s blossoming relationship, lies and secrets begin to permeate throughout the stage’s urban setting, becoming more widespread than the air they breathe.

Buzzer at Goodman Theatre

Posted by: Jazmin Quinones at 02/18/2014 12:00 PM
Buzzer at Goodman Theatre

Written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Jessica Thebus, Buzzer is a controversial play at the Goodman Theatre that has received mixed reviews.  Buzzer deals with issues such as gentrification, racial tension and the fear that comes with it.  It’s certainly an entertaining play, with a great story and production.