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
By David Sedaris, Adapted by Joe Montello, Directed by Steve Scott
Nov 29 - Dec 29, 2019
Strapped for cash, a struggling actor takes a job as “Crumpet the Elf” at Macy’s Santaland—and his hilarious observations are more naughty than nice. Brimming "with [David] Sedaris' wicked humor" (Chicago magazine), this "sweetly snarky holiday treat“ (Daily Herald) is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.
By Korde Arrington Tuttle
Directed by Danya Taymor
Feb 7 - Mar 8, 2020
An unflinching but open-hearted look at how dangerous power can be, loosely inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland.
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).