Owen Theatre

A 350-seat courtyard-style performance space (with flexibility to seat up to 468), the Owen Bruner Goodman Theatre—with a stage that can be configured as a thrust, end stage, runway or in-the-round arena—offers an intimate theater-going experience. The birthplace of dozens of new American plays, including Lynn Nottage’s Pulizer Prize-winning Ruined, and home to the annual New Stages Festival of new work, “the Owen” has hosted artists of note including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Hardy, Kristofer Diaz, Tanya Saracho, Horton Foote and more.

The theater is named in honor of the grandfather of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, for whom Goodman Theatre is named.


In the Owen Theatre

  • A woman has her profile turned to us and above her head a bright spotlight shines down

    graveyard shift

    by korde arrington tuttle
    directed by danya taymor

    Feb 7 - Mar 8, 2020

    Inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland, graveyard shift is an unflinching, open-hearted experience rooted in navigating a world full of fear.

  • Molly Sweeney

    Molly Sweeney

    By Brian Friel
    Directed by Robert Falls

    Mar 27 - Apr 26, 2020

    The unexpected consequences of a modern medical miracle come to light in this “astonishing meditation on hope, change and despair” (The New York Times).

     

  • A Paris Love Story

    A Paris Love Story

    Written & Performed by Hershey Felder
    Directed by Trevor Hay

    Jun 11 - Jul 5, 2020

    Virtuoso Hershey Felder takes us on a personal journey as he explores the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy.