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Play On Words: Poetry

In an unprecedented collaboration, the Poetry Foundation is partnering with Goodman Theatre to commission a different local poet to respond to each play in the 23/24 season – Susan Booth’s first curated season as Artistic Director. Visit the links below to check out these inspiring new works of poetry.


The Nacirema Society: “Promise and Conundrum” by Barbara L. McBee

LUCHA TEOTL: “Xochiquetzal” by Erika L. Sánchez

Highway Patrol: We Make Ourselves” by Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

The Matchbox Magic Flute: Caregivingby R. Clare Singh

The Penelopiad: Meanwhile, What the Dead Suggestby Rachel DeWoskin

Joe Turner’s Come and Gone: Preface to a Ten Volume Hymnalby Ireon Roach

English: last weekby Abhi Shrestha


Remix Reality. The 2023/2024 Season

Experience heart-pounding spectacle next door to a laugh-out-loud debutante ball. A fresh take on a centuries-old tale and a modern true story with a thrilling twist. From a hilarious new musical to a major revival, you’ll find familiar and new voices in Artistic Director Susan V. Booth’s first Goodman season—plays that celebrate the mess and magic of us all.