A FREE devised-theatre program for young adults and lifelong learners

About the Program
InterGens in Rogers Park
InterGens Online
Past Performances
Teaching Artists

InterGens is a FREE multi-generational program which brings high school students, recent graduates, working artists and lifelong learners together to create original, ensemble-driven theatre that considers the perspectives of all ages.

This devising process begins with story sharing, skill building and experimentation as an ensemble. Between gatherings, participants also read and watch plays, performance art and other media selected around a unifying theme.

At the end of this process, the ensemble prepares for their culminating performance by curating their existing work and generating new scenes using a variety of approaches, including improvisation, movement, clowning, personal writing and theatre games.

This summer, the Goodman will host two sessions InterGens.

  • InterGens in Community will take place in-person at Willye White Park (1610 N Howard St) and is intended for individuals living and working in Rogers Park.
  • InterGens Online will take place over Zoom and is open to anyone fourteen years of age and older, including graduates, working artists, and lifelong learners.


InterGens in Community

The summer 2022 session of InterGens in Community will meet from Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24. Classes will take place in-person at Willye White Park (1610 N Howard St) from 10am-2:30pm with a thirty minute lunch break.

Like previous iterations of InterGens, this program connects artists of all ages to create original theatrical work. Unlike past programming, InterGens: In Community is designed to bring together individuals living in specific Chicago neighborhoods to reflect on and celebrate their community through storytelling, performance, and play. The Goodman will host the first session of InterGens: In Community in Rogers Park.

To apply to join the summer 2022 session, fill out the form at the link below.



InterGens Online

The summer 2022 session of InterGens Online begins on Monday, July 18 and runs for four weeks with a culminating with a final, virtual performance on Friday, August 12.

Classes will take place on Mondays, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00am to 12:00pm CT over Zoom. 

To apply to the summer 2022 session of InterGens Online, please fill out the form at the link below.




Watch the full length performance of the Spring 2022 final performance.

Watch the final performances of the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021, Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 InterGens ensemble!

Teaching Artists