God's Work

Starts April 4, 2014 In the Owen
Approximate running time: TBD

  • A revelation”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • This young cast...is captivating.”— Newcity
  • [The performers] grab your heart and imagination”— Chicago Sun-Times
  • Enthralling”— Newcity
  • Emotionally scorching”— Chicago Sun-Times

They call Rachel the lucky one. Born the ninth of eighteen siblings, Rachel survives nine years of deprivation and punishment from a fundamentalist and vengeful father. Then an extraordinary act of courage leads Rachel to discover a secret that lives in her heart—that she has kept safe since before she can remember—and that leads her to a breathtaking and unforgettable redemption.

“One of Chicago’s most remarkable artistic institutions” (Chicago Tribune) explores the human capacity for resilience in this all-new production of one of the company’s signature works, featuring one of the most inspiring heroines you’ll ever meet.

An all-new production of an APTP masterpiece
re-imagined for one of Chicago's foremost stages
Devised and performed by APTP at Goodman Theatre 


For savings for groups of 10+, contact Groups@GoodmanTheatre.org or 312.443.3820!

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    Maidenwena Alba and ensemble members in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

  • God's Work Production Photos
    Ely Espino (left), Maidenwena Alba and Jalen D. Rios in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

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    Lizbeth Acevedo (front) and ensemble members in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

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    Maidenwena Alba in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

  • God's Work Production Photos
    Ensemble members in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

  • God's Work Production Photos
    Ely Espino (left) and Jalen D. Rios in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

  • God's Work Production Photos
    Maidenwena Alba in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

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    Kyra Mae Robinson and Vincent K. Meredith in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

  • God's Work Production Photos
    Kyra Mae Robinson (top) and Maidenwena Alba in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project


  • Ensemble members in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project

  • God's Work Rehearsal Photos
    Albany Park Theater Project Producing Artistic Director David Feiner in rehearsal with cast members of God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

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    Puppetry designer and director Brandon C. Campbell works with ensemble members Ely Espino and Jalen D. Rios on a scene in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

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    Maidenwena Alba demonstrates the company’s first use of bunraku-style puppetry in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

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    Lizbeth Acevedo (center) and ensemble members in rehearsal for God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

  • God's Work Rehearsal Photos
    Maidenwena Alba and ensemble members in rehearsal for God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

  • God's Work Rehearsal Photos
    Maidenwena Alba and ensemble members in rehearsal for God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

  • God's Work Rehearsal Photos
    Vincent K. Meredith and Kyra Mae Robinson in rehearsal for God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

  • God's Work Rehearsal Photos
    (left to right) Paloma Morales and Maidenwena Alba in rehearsal for God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

  • God's Work Rehearsal Photos
    Paloma Morales (center) and ensemble members in rehearsal for God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

  • God's Work Rehearsal Photos
    Ensemble members in rehearsal for a dance sequence in God's Work, devised and performed by Albany Park Theater Project.

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Artists

Ensemble

Lizbeth Acevedo
Maidenwena Alba
Lesley Albarrán
Gibran Carrisoza
Marilyn Carteño
Gustavo Duran
Liliana Duran
Ely Espino
Kito Espino
Kiara Lyn Manriquez
Justin Martinez
Vincent K. Meredith
Paloma Morales
Chelsee Nava
Alyanna Parajado
Paola Rico
Jalen D. Rios
Kyra Mae Robinson
Jessica Rolon
Christina Saliba
Jeremy Sebastian
Electra Tremulis

Creative Team

Monica M. Brown (Stage Manager)
Brandon Campbell (Puppet Designer & Director)
Lacy Katherine Campbell (Puppet Designer & Director)
David Feiner (Producing Artistic Director)
Mikhail Fiksel (Composition and Sound Design)
Jeremy Getz (Lighting Designer)
Izumi Inaba (Costume Design)
Scott C. Neale (Scenic Designer)
Stephanie Paul (Director, Choreographer)
Maggie Popadiak (Director, Choreographer)
Rossana Rodríguez Sánchez (Director)
Angie Tillges (Objects Designer)

 

Blog
  • Mar 28 2014
    APTP: From Story to Stage  

    APTP: From Story to Stage

    "Like all of APTP’s original plays, God’s Work was inspired by a true story." APTP artistic director David Feiner recounts how the group's special knack for collaboration led to the creation of the show.

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  • Mar 21 2014
    APTP Discovers the World of Puppetry  

    APTP Discovers the World of Puppetry

    Albany Park Theater Project, Gods Work, Owen Theatre

    “It isn’t an actor, but it is much more than a prop. APTP is discovering the world of puppetry.”

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