This summer, three plays written by members of the 2021/2022 Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit cohort are showcased in live readings.
The process of creating a play, from inception to fully realized production, is often long and arduous. Each season, the Goodman Playwrights Unit commissions brand new plays from local writers and presents in-process readings of early drafts to Goodman audiences. See the classics of tomorrow today!
The Playwrights Unit is a program in which local writers meet twice a month to read and discuss their plays-in-process. Each writer possesses a unique voice, and each approaches writing differently; it is precisely this diversity that leads to fruitful discussions. Playwrights Unit plays are strongly considered for production in the Goodman’s New Stages Festival, Future Labs program, and/or mainstage programming. In recent years, audiences have seen Playwrights Unit works in the Owen Theatre such as Andrew Hinderaker’s The Magic Play, Seth Bockley's Ask Aunt Susan, Kristiana Rae Colón's florissant & canfield, Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, and Ricardo Gamboa’s The Wizards.
Read Content Advisory Info
- These plays contain adult language, descriptions of violence including sexual violence, and address themes of death and grief. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800
Please note: masks must be worn while inside the theater and children under 5 are not permitted. For a full list of Health and Safety protocols, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Protocols.