Tanya Palmer

Tanya Palmer

Tanya Palmer

(Bio as of June 2018)

Tanya Palmer is the producer and director of new play development at Goodman Theatre, where she coordinates New Stages, the theater’s new play program, and has served as the production dramaturg on a number of plays including the world premieres of Vigils by Noah Haidle, Magnolia by Regina Taylor, The Long Red Road by Brett C. Leonard and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Ruined by Lynn Nottage. Prior to her arrival in Chicago, she served as the director of new play development at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where she led the reading and selection process for the Humana Festival of New American Plays. She is the co-editor, with Amy Wegener and Adrien-Alice Hansel, of four collections of Humana Festival plays, published by Smith & Kraus, as well as two collections of 10-minute plays published by Samuel French. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she holds an MFA in playwriting from York University in Toronto.

With Goodman Theatre

  • Crowns Crowns
    1112 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by Regina Taylor
  • Fish Men Fish Men
    1112 Season
    Play by Cándido Tirado
    Directed by Edward Torres
  • Race Race
    1112 Season
    Play by David Mamet
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • Ask Aunt Susan Ask Aunt Susan
    New Stages Amplified
    Play by Seth Bockley
    Directed by Joanie Schultz
  • Dartmoor Prison Dartmoor Prison
    New Stages Amplified
    Play by Carlyle Brown
    Directed by Chay Yew
  • Chinglish Chinglish
    1011 Season
    Play by David Henry Hwang
    Directed by Leigh Silverman
  • Mary Mary
    1011 Season
    Play by Thomas Bradshaw
    Directed by May Adrales
  • The Trinity River Plays The Trinity River Plays
    1011 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by Ethan McSweeny
  • The Good Negro The Good Negro
    0910 Season
    Play by Tracey Scott Wilson
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • A True History of the Johnstown Flood A True History of the Johnstown Flood
    0910 Season
    Play by Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • The Long Red Road The Long Red Road
    0910 Season
    Play by Brett C. Leonard
    Directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • High Holidays High Holidays
    0910 Season
    Play by Alan Gross
    Directed by Steven Robman
  • The Crowd You're in With The Crowd You're in With
    0809 Season
    Play by Rebecca Gilman
    Directed by Wendy C. Goldberg
  • Magnolia Magnolia
    0809 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
  • Desire Under the Elms Desire Under the Elms
    0809 Season
    Play by Eugene O'Neill
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Ruined Ruined
    0809 Season
    Play by Lynn Nottage
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • Gas for Less Gas for Less
    0708 Season
    Play by Brett Neveu
    Directed by Dexter Bullard
  • The Ballad of Emmett Till The Ballad of Emmett Till
    0708 Season
    Play by Ifa Bayeza
    Directed by Oz Scott
  • Shining City Shining City
    0708 Season
    Play by Conor McPherson
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Passion Play: A Cycle in Three Parts Passion Play: A Cycle in Three Parts
    0708 Season
    Play by Sarah Ruhl
    Directed by Mark Wing-Davey
  • Vigils Vigils
    0607 Season
    Play by Noah Haidle
    Directed by Kate Whoriskey
  • The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove The Dreams of Sarah Breedlove
    0506 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by Regina Taylor
  • The Clean House The Clean House
    0506 Season
    Play by Sarah Ruhl
    Directed by Jessica Thebus
  • Romance Romance
    0506 Season
    Play by David Mamet
    Directed by Pam MacKinnon
  • Black n Blue Boys Black n Blue Boys
    1213 Season
    Play by Dael Orlandersmith
    Directed by Chay Yew
  • Song for the Disappeared Song for the Disappeared
    New Stages 2012
    Play by Tanya Saracho
    Directed by Laurie Woolery
  • New Stages 2012 New Stages 2012
    1213 Season
    Play by Various
    Directed by Various
  • Teddy Ferrara Teddy Ferrara
    1213 Season
    Play by Christopher Schinn
    Directed by Evan Cabnet
  • Happiest Song Happiest Song
    1213 Season
    Play by Quiara Alegría Hudes
    Directed by Edward Torres
  • Buzzer Buzzer
    1314 Season
    Play by Tracey Scott Wilson
    Directed by Jessica Thebus
  • Ask Aunt Susan Ask Aunt Susan
    1314 Season
    Play by Seth Bockley
    Directed by Henry Wishcamper
  • Smokefall Smokefall
    1415 Season
    Play by Noah Haidle
    Directed by Anne Kauffman
  • Carlyle Carlyle
    All New Fall (New Stages 2014)
    Play by Thomas Bradshaw
    Directed by Benjamin Kamine
  • Upstairs Concierge Upstairs Concierge
    1415 Season
    Play by Kristoffer Diaz
    Directed by KJ Sanchez
  • stop. reset. stop. reset.
    1415 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by
  • Upstairs Concierge Upstairs Concierge
    1415 Season
    Play by Kristoffer Diaz
    Directed by KJ Sanchez
  • Feathers and Teeth Feathers and Teeth
    1516 Season
    Play by Charise Castro Smith
    Directed by Henry Godinez
  • 2666 2666
    1516 Season
    Play by
    Directed by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley | Based on the novel by Roberto Bolaño, translated by Natasha Wimmer
  • Carlyle Carlyle
    1516 Season
    Play by Thomas Bradshaw
    Directed by Benjamin Kamine
  • Destiny of Desire Destiny of Desire
    1617 Season
    Play by Karen Zacarías
    Directed by José Luis Valenzuela
  • King of the Yees King of the Yees
    1617 Season
    Play by Lauren Yee
    Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody
  • Lady in Denmark Lady in Denmark
    1617 Season
    Play by Dael Orlandersmith
    Directed by Chay Yew
  • Watch 2666 Watch 2666
    Home
    Play by
    Directed by
  • Pamplona Pamplona
    1718 Season
    Play by Jim McGrath
    Directed by Robert Falls
  • Lady in Denmark Lady in Denmark
    1819 Season
    Play by Dael Orlandersmith
    Directed by Chay Yew