An Enemy of the People Artist Encounter
Sunday, March 11 | 5 - 6pm
at Goodman Theatre
Free for Members, $10 for the general public
Henrik Ibsen’s prophetic masterpiece An Enemy of the People has re-emerged as one of the most produced play's in the country this season thanks to its timely story of political corruption and environmental crises. Join Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls and playwright Brett Neveu (whose new adaptation of the play, Traitor, was just staged at A Red Orchid Theatre) as they discuss the universal themes of the play and the challenges of adapting such a fundamental piece of theatrical canon.
MEET THE PANELISTS
Robert Falls (Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre, Director of An Enemy of the People): The 2016/2017 Season marked Mr. Falls’ 30th anniversary as the artistic director of the Goodman in which he directed the world premiere of Jim McGrath’s Pamplona, starring Stacy Keach, and Annie Baker’s adaptation of Uncle Vanya. In the 2015/2016 Season he directed the Chicago premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, and also partnered with Goodman playwright-in-residence Seth Bockley to direct their world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 (Jeff Award for Best Adaptation).
Brett Neveu (Playwright, author of Traitor): Upcoming and recent theatre productions include Traitor with A Red Orchid Theatre (Chicago), To Catch a Fish with Timeline Theatre (Chicago) and Her America with Greenhouse Theatre (Chicago). Past work includes productions with 59e59 Theatre in New York; the Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company in London; Goodman Theatre, Writers Theatre, The House Theatre, The Inconvenience, TimeLine Theatre Company, A Red Orchid Theatre and American Theatre Company in Chicago.