Fall 2014 in Goodman's Owen Theatre


We're launching our 90th Anniversary Season with a Two-Month Celebration of Bold New Works. Don't Miss It.

New Stages celebrates theatrical works-in-progress! Playwrights are offered a rare chance to experience and take risks while adventurous audience members enjoy an opportunity to experience—and contribute to—the creative process. TICKETS ARE FREE! (Reservations required)




Developmental Productions (Full Stagings of a New Play in Process)

  • Charise Castro Smith

    Feathers and Teeth

    By Charise Castro Smith
    Directed by Henry Godinez

    October 29 - November 15, 2014

    A modern piece of folklore told with humor and verve. What was your greatest fear? Monsters under your bed? Creatures in your closet? What if the scariest monster imaginable wasn’t an animal, but a person invading your home? That fear of the unknown inspired Feathers and Teeth, a dark new comedy sure to make your hair stand on end.


  • Andrew Hinderaker

    The Magic Play

    By Andrew Hinderaker
    Directed by Halena Kays

    October 31 - November 15, 2014

    A good magician is always in control of his show. But the rest of his life might be a little messier. In The Magic Play, Andrew Hinderaker creates a world in which magic and real life collide—and the result is a theatrical event that’s equal parts affecting and astonishing.


  • Thomas Bradshaw


    By Thomas Bradshaw
    Directed by Benjamin Kamine

    November 2 - November 16, 2014

    Will Carlyle win your vote? An outrageous political culture clash, Thomas Bradshaw’s Carlyle slices open the heart of right-wing politics in America as an African American politician recounts his journey to becoming a Republican. Rendered with absurd humor and stinging insight, Carlyle explores questions of affirmative action, party alliance and the state of race in America.



Staged Readings (Script-in-Hand Concert Readings

  • Sheila Callaghan

    Women Laughing Alone with Salad

    By Sheila Callaghan

    Saturday, November 15 at 10am

  • Tracey Scott Wilson


    By Tracey Scott Wilson

    Sunday, November 16 at 11am

  • Keith Reddin

    Acquainted with the Night

    By Keith Reddin

    Sunday, November 16 at 2:30pm