Henry Godinez

Henry Godinez

Henry Godinez

(Bio as of March 2015)

Henry Godinez is an Artistic Associate at Goodman Theatre. His Goodman directing credits include The Sins of Sor Juana and Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarías; José Rivera’s Boleros for the Disenchanted (and world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre); Regina Taylor’s Millennium Mambo; Luis Alfaro’s Straight as a Line; The Cook by Eduardo Machado; Electricidad by Luis Alfaro; Zoot Suit by Luis Valdez; Red Cross by Sam Shepard (in Regina Taylor’s Transformations); the Goodman/Teatro Vista co-production of José Rivera’s Cloud Tectonics and the 1996 – 2001 productions of A Christmas Carol. He also served as the director of the Goodman’s Latino Theatre Festival. Mr. Godinez’s other Chicago credits include A Year with Frog and Toad and Esperanza Rising at Chicago Children’s Theatre; Two Sisters and a Piano (Apple Tree Theatre/Teatro Vista co-production) and Anna in the Tropics at Victory Gardens Theater. Mr. Godinez is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of Teatro Vista, where he directed Broken EggsEl Paso Blue, Journey of the SparrowsSantos & Santos and The Crossing. His other directing credits include work at Portland Center Stage, Signature Theatre Company in New York City, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Oak Park Festival Theatre and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. As an actor, Mr. Godinez appeared most recently in the Goodman/Teatro Buendía world premiere of Pedro Páramo and the Goodman/Teatro Vista world premiere of José Rivera’s Massacre (Sing to Your Children). He has also appeared on television in Empire, The BeastThe Chicago CodeBoss and Chicago Fire. Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Godinez is an associate professor at Northwestern University and serves on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Arts Council, Albany Park Theater Project and the editorial board of Northwestern University Press. He is the recipient of the 1999 Theatre Communications Group Alan Schneider Director Award, the Distinguished Service Award from the Lawyers for the Creative Arts and was honored as the 2008 Latino Professional of the Year by the Chicago Latino Network.

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Henry Godinez

  • AChristmasCarol2001
    AChristmasCarol2001

    Anish Jethmalani (Fred), Rick Snyder (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Patrick Clear (Bob Cratchit) in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol directed by Henry Godinez at Goodman Theatre (November 17 - December 22, 2001).

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  • BolerosForTheDisenchanted
    BolerosForTheDisenchanted

    Pictured in Goodman Theatre's production of Boleros for the Disenchanted by José Rivera, directed by Henry Godinez are (front L to R) Joe Minoso (Younger Eusebio) and Elizabeth Ledo (Younger Flora) and (back L to R) Sandra Marquez (Dona Milla), Liza Fernandez(Petra), Felix Solis (Manuelo) and René Rivera (Don Fermin) (June 20 - July 26, 2009).

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  • Electricidad
    Electricidad

    Cecilia Suarez (Electricidad) and Ivonne Coll (Abuela) in Luis Alfaro's Electricidad directed by Henry Godinez at Goodman Theatre (June 19 - July 25, 2004).

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  • FeathersAndTeeth
    FeathersAndTeeth

    Eric Slater (Arthur), Christina Hall (Carol) and Olivia Cygan (Chris) in Feathers and Teeth by Charise Castro Smith, directed by Henry Godinez at Goodman Theatre (September 19 – October 18, 2015). GoodmanTheatre.org/Feathers

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  • MarielaInTheDesert
    MarielaInTheDesert

    Pictured in the Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Karen Zacarias' Mariela in the Desert directed by Henry Godinez is Sandra Marquez as Mariela (February 8 - February 27, 2005).

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  • Massacre(SingToYourChildren)
    Massacre(SingToYourChildren)

    Henry Godinez (Panama) and Sona Tatoyan (Lila) in José Rivera's Massacre (Sing to Your Children) directed by Chuck Smith at Goodman Theatre (March 24 – April 22, 2007).

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  • PedroPáramo
    PedroPáramo

    (L to R) Carlos Cruz (Abundio/Fulgor) and Henry Godinez (Pedro Páramo) in Raquel Carrío’s Pedro Páramo, directed by Flora Lauten at Goodman Theatre (March 22 - 31). www.goodmantheatre.org/pedroparamo

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  • TheCook
    TheCook

    Pictured in The Cook by Eduardo Machado directed by Henry Godinez is Karen Aldridge(Gladys) at Goodman Theatre (October 20 - November 18, 2007).

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  • TheSinsOfSorJuana
    TheSinsOfSorJuana

    Malaya Rivera Drew (Juana) in The Sins of Sor Juana by Karen Zacarías, directed by Henry Godinez at Goodman Theatre (June 19 – July 25, 2010).

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