Although our stages remain dark, Goodman Theatre’s staff has been working hard to stay connected with you through a thrilling lineup of outdoor and online productions in 2020.
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We started by pivoting our popular production of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play online, where it was streamed by thousands of people worldwide in an extended run. On the heels of that success, we forged an unprecedented partnership with the Chicago Park District to bring our Goodman-commissioned, inspirational one-woman play Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It! to a Chicago neighborhood near you, free of charge. Now, as the weather chills, we have more in store to warm your heart!
In October, as part of an unprecedented collaboration with Showtime and The Actors Fund, the Goodman will present a free online streamed production of the 1999 Tony Award Winning production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, directed by Robert Falls. The playwright himself deemed our revival as the 50th Anniversary Production, and it is often cited as the finest collaboration between Artistic Director Robert Falls and the late and great actor Brian Dennehy. Donations are encouraged to The Actors Fund, supporting theater artists during this difficult time across the country.
This autumn, we continue to provide education and engagement programs free of charge to thousands of lifelong learners across the Chicagoland area.
Our now-virtual School Matinee Series continues to engage with Chicago Public Schools students, while our GeNarrations and InterGens programs help more than 100 adults aged 55+ to devise original performance pieces over Zoom.
From socially-distanced productions to virtual programming and more, Goodman Theatre is “Still Connected” to you, our audience—without whom, our work is not possible. To help with the cost of streaming plays and offering education programs free of charge, we gratefully ask for your support in the form of a charitable contribution to our Fall Campaign.
Please join us in this effort. We are still here. We are still committed. And we are still connected!