Teddy Ferrara

Teddy Ferrara
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February 2 - March 3, 2013 In the Owen
Approximate running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission

From Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn comes a gripping new drama that explores what happens when a tragedy sparks a movement—and the truth gets lost along the way.

A World Premiere & Goodman Theatre Commission

It's Gabe's senior year of college and his future looks bright: he runs the Queer Students Group, he finally has a single room and he recently started dating a great guy. But when a campus tragedy occurs that makes national headlines it ignites a firestorm and throws Gabe's world into disorder. When new evidence surfaces, Gabe discovers that the events surrounding the tragedy aren’t as straightforward as they seem, and he is forced to question popular assumptions—and his own life’s contradictions.

  • Teddy Ferrara is an Audience Hit!
    See why audiences are thrilled by this new thought-provoking work from playwright Christopher Shinn.

  • Teddy Ferrara: Behind the Scenes
    Get a behind-the-scenes look at Teddy Ferrara from the cast and director Evan Cabnet

  • Teddy Ferrara Teaser Trailer
    Watch this special teaser for a glimpse at the world premiere and Goodman Theatre commission Teddy Ferrara, by Christopher Shinn.

  • Teddy Ferrara
    Playwright Christopher Shinn and director Evan Cabnet share why Teddy Ferrara is so culturally relevant in today's world.

  • Diversity at Goodman
    Enjoy this special video featuring Goodman Theatre staff sharing their thoughts on Teddy Ferrara and diversity in the theater.

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  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    Ryan Heindl (Teddy Ferrara) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    (L to R) Adam Poss (Drew) and Liam Benzvi (Gabe) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    Liam Benzvi (Gabe) and Adam Poss (Drew) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    (L to R) Liam Benzvi (Gabe) and Adam Poss (Drew) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    Patrick Clear (President) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (Provost) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    (L to R) Josh Salt (Tim), Paloma Nozicka (Jenny) and Liam Benzvi (Gabe) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    Adam Poss (Drew) and Rashaad Hall (Nicky) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    Christopher Imbrosciano (Jay) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Production Photos
    (L to R) Jax Jackson (Jaq), Kelli Simpkins (Ellen), Christopher Imbrosciano (Jay) and Liam Benzvi (Gabe) in Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet.

  • Teddy Ferrara Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Adam Poss (Drew), Director Evan Cabnet and Liam Benzvi (Gabe) in rehearsal for Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre.

  • Teddy Ferrara Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Ryan Heindl (Teddy Ferrara), Director Evan Cabnet and Liam Benzvi (Gabe) in rehearsal for Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre.

  • Teddy Ferrara Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Adam Poss (Drew) and Liam Benzvi (Gabe) in rehearsal for Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre.

  • Teddy Ferrara Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Liam Benzvi (Gabe) and Adam Poss (Drew) in rehearsal for Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre.

  • Teddy Ferrara Rehearsal Photos
    Josh Salt (Tim) in rehearsal for Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre.

  • Teddy Ferrara Rehearsal Photos
    (L to R) Ryan Heindl (Teddy Ferrara) and Liam Benzvi (Gabe) in rehearsal for Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre.

  • Teddy Ferrara Opening Night
    New Work Season Sponsors Robert and Charlene Shaw, Vice President Rebecca Ford and director of Teddy Ferrara Evan Cabnet. Photo by Violet Dominek

  • Teddy Ferrara Opening Night
    Executive Director Roche Schulfer and Trustee and New Work Season Sponsor Catherine Mouly. Photo by Violet Dominek

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  • Feb 19 2013
    AMA: Christopher Shinn  

    AMA: Christopher Shinn

    Christopher Shinn, LGBTQ, Teddy Ferrara

    We at the Goodman understand that once the final curtain goes down, the dialogue about a play is only beginning, and Teddy Ferrara is no exception. We’ve appreciated your comments so far and wanted to keep the conversation going, so we sent out a call for your questions on social media and forwarded them to Teddy Ferrara playwright Christopher Shinn, in the Goodman’s first “Ask Me Anything” (or “AMA” as it’s been popularized). Check out his responses below, and let’s continue the discussion!

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  • Feb 18 2013
    Jaq vs. Jax: An interview with Teddy Ferrara’s Jax Jackson  

    Jaq vs. Jax: An interview with Teddy Ferrara’s Jax Jackson

    Christopher Shinn, Jax Jackson, LGBTQ, Teddy Ferrara

    There are a lot of special things about Christopher Shinn’s new play Teddy Ferrara—now in the Owen Theatre through March 9—but one of the greatest is the young, diverse cast. A key member of the ensemble is actor Jax Jackson, the first transgender actor to appear on the Goodman stage. In Teddy Ferrara, Jax plays a transgender male student named Jaq, who is fighting for the voice of the LGBTQ community within the university, which has been stricken with tragedy. We spoke with Jax about his experience as part of the Teddy Ferrara cast.

     

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  • Feb 11 2013
    Backstage with Paloma Nozicka  

    Backstage with Paloma Nozicka

    For this edition of "Backstage with," we interviewed Paloma Nozicka, who plays Jenny in Teddy Ferrara now in the Owen Theatre. Find out what Paloma's pre- and post-show rituals are and her most desired roles in our questionaire.

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"Goodman Theatre play Teddy Ferrara highlights struggles of gay, disabled youth" —ABC 7 | 2/17/13

"Playwright Christopher Shinn Questions 'It Gets Better' Catchphrase" —BuzzFeed LGBTQ | 2/16/13

"OP/ED: Campus Drama" —The Torch | 2/15/13

"Review: Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre" —Cheeky Chicago | 2/15/13

"Review: Teddy Ferrara" —Edge | 2/15/13

"Chicago Theatre Week two to see: The Birthday Party and Teddy Ferrara" —WBEZ's Dueling Critics | 2/14/13

"The Goodman Theatre Presents Teddy Ferrara" —Arts Alive | 2/14/13

"Review: Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre" —Time Out Chicago | 2/14/13

"Review: Teddy Ferrara/Goodman Theatre" —Newcity | 2/12/13

"An Interview with Patrick Clear of Goodman's Teddy Ferrara" —Huffington Post | 2/12/13

"'Teddy Ferrara,' Play Based On Tyler Clementi Suicide Case, Opening At Chicago's Goodman Theatre" —Huffington Post | 2/7/13

"Teddy Ferrara: A new play puts queer youth front and center." —Time Out Chicago | 2/6/13

"The Interrogation of Desire" —American Theatre | February 2013

"Kelli Simpkins and the New Play Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre" —The L Stop  1/31/13

Audio: "Kelli Simpkins and the New Play, Teddy Ferrara" —Windy City Queercast | 1/28/13

"The Feministing Five: Jax Jackson" —Feministing | 1/26/13

Back To School: The Cast of Goodman's Teddy Ferrara Spends the Day in Madison" —Newcity | 1/24/13

"Teddy Ferrara at Goodman Theatre" —Windy City Times | 1/23/13

Press Release: "Teddy Ferrara Starts Feb. 2, First-Ever Student Press Conference Feb. 7" | 1/15/13

Press Release: "Casting Announced for World-Premiere Production of Teddy Ferrara by Pulitzer Prize Finalist Christopher Shinn" | 12/5/12

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