August Wilson Toolkit

March 7 - April 18, 2015

Welcome to the Goodman's August Wilson Celebration Marketing Toolkit!

Here you can find important information about the August Wilson Celebration and materials to help support your organization's marketing efforts. Questions? Please contact Jenny Gargaro at

Visit for full public listing of all upcoming events.

Important Dates
February 9 – All reservations set up
February 12 – Promotion begins
Week of February 16 – August Wilson Celebration Brochure hits homes
March 7 – April 18 – August Wilson Celebration


Please feel free to use the below boilerplate copy to refer to the Celebration.


Goodman Theatre’s The August Wilson Celebration is an unprecedented citywide exploration of August Wilson’s work including concert readings, panel discussions, special events and a revival of Wilson’s masterpiece, Two Trains Running. Learn more at


Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, the first theater to produce all 10 plays in August Wilson’s “20th Century Cycle,” honors the late playwright’s influence on American culture with The August Wilson Celebration. Featuring a revival of Wilson’s masterpiece Two Trains Running and staged readings of his nine other plays, this unprecedented exploration of Wilson’s work includes educational seminars, panel discussions and other special events. This citywide Celebration is presented in collaboration with over 20 theaters, universities and organizations. Learn more at



Download PDFs for full copy and information about specific events and readings.

Descriptions of the Staged Readings PDF
Descriptions of the Panel Discussions & Special Events PDF



On social media, please use the hashtag #AugustWilsonCHI to refer to the Celebration and any of your related events. You can follow the Goodman on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us and we'll make sure to return the favor! We'll be posting and promoting the August Wilson Celebration from our accounts as well.



You can download any of the below images by right-clicking on the image and hitting SAVE. Please let Jenny Gargaro ( know if you need a specific size or different format. Once posted please send the web link/screenshot to Jenny. 


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