Playwrights Unit

June 11 - June 14, 2015

2014/2015 Playwrights Unit

Each year, the Goodman selects four local playwrights to develop their work as members of the Playwrights Unit. Throughout the season, the writers meet regularly with the Goodman’s literary staff to read and discuss their works-in-progress. The members are chosen not only for their strong playwriting skills, but also for their aesthetic diversity; because each approaches playwriting differently, they are able to offer unique insights into one another’s work. This June, the Goodman presents staged readings of the works developed this year.

Playwrights Unit

Tickets are free, but reservations are required.

  • Entry (Or, You Think You Know Me)

    By Scott T. Barsotti
    June 11, 2015 | 7:30pm | Polk Rehearsal Room

    Coye and Whit rent a cabin in the woods for a relaxing vacation, until they find a guestbook signed by other renters and uncover a haunting and disturbing past. Reserve tickets


  • Killing of a Gentleman Defender

    By Carlos Murillo
    June 12, 2015 | 7:30pm | Polk Rehearsal Room

    On July 2, 1994, 41 murders took place in Medellin, Colombia, including the mystifying death of national fútbol star Andres Escobar following his losing Colombia the 1994 World Cup. Reserve tickets


  • Jun 13 2015
    Metzgar 5 More

    5 More

    By Bonnie Metzgar
    June 13, 2015 | 7:30pm | Polk Rehearsal Room

    Through the span of one human life, family and friends and lovers careen off and smash into each other, investigating the bones of the past and future, seeking out the source of the holy desire to love and be loved. Reserve tickets


  • June 14 2015
    McCullough Gestation


    By Mia McCullough
    June 14, 2015 | 4pm | Polk Rehearsal Room

    In contemporary Jordan, 19-year-old Assyrian Farsana marries an unknown and much older doctor, affecting both their families in unexpected ways. Reserve tickets