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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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.

Camille Allen on A Christmas Carol

Posted by: Camille Allen at 11/24/2014 03:00 PM
Camille Allen on A Christmas Carol

The holiday season is a joyful time of year, and to help usher it in, Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” is now playing at the Goodman Theatre.

Apryl Moore on A Christmas Carol

Posted by: Apryl Moore at 11/24/2014 03:00 PM
Apryl Moore on A Christmas Carol

Too many times have play adaptations of “A Christmas Carol” simply parroted the book with no originality present; however, the combination of seamless scene changes, quality actor portrayals, and original hilarity saves “A Christmas Carol” from being an old and tired piece of work.

Rena Newman on Smokefall

Posted by: Rena Newman at 09/29/2014 03:00 PM
Rena Newman on Smokefall

“Smokefall”, the Goodman Theatre’s most recent bombshell, is both jagged and wise, comic and heartfelt. 

Juliette Ovadia on Smokefall

Posted by: Juliette Ovadia at 09/29/2014 03:00 PM
Juliette Ovadia on Smokefall

“Smokefall,” a new play by Noah Haidle at the Goodman Theatre, is about time, and love, and home. 

Nia Ali-Valentine on Smokefall

Posted by: Nia Ali-Valentine at 09/29/2014 02:30 PM
Nia Ali-Valentine on Smokefall

While “Smokefall” has garnered great reviews, the success of the play in-theater is not nearly as superior.

Emily Mack on Smokefall

Posted by: Emily Mack at 09/29/2014 02:30 PM
Emily Mack on Smokefall

For a dreamy masterpiece told through a timeless haze, "Smokefall," manages to bite audiences with the sting of reality.

‘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.