Robert Falls to Step Down as Goodman Theatre Artistic Director in Summer 2022

After more than three decades leading creative operations for one of America’s largest theaters, Tony Award-winner Robert Falls is ending his tenure as Artistic Director of Goodman Theatre. Today, Falls announced his intention to step down next summer at the completion of the current 2021/2022 Season. He will program the following 2022/2023 Season, in which he will direct two productions, to be announced in early 2022. Over the coming months, the Goodman will conduct a wide-ranging search for its next Artistic Director.

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September 15, 2021: Robert Falls to Step Down as Artistic Director in Summer 2022

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Download video statements from Robert Falls and B-Roll of his past productions here.

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    RobertFalls_1: Robert Falls photo by Flint Chaney

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    RobertFalls_2: Robert Falls photo by Flint Chaney

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    RobertFalls_3: Robert Falls photo by Flint Chaney

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    RobertFalls_4: Robert Falls photo by Flint Chaney

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    Iceman_1The Iceman Cometh By Eugene O’Neill, Directed by Robert Falls, 2012. Pictured (L to R): Salvatore Inzerillo (Rocky Pioggi), Brian Dennehy (Larry Slade), Nathan Lane (Theodore “Hickey” Hickman), Lee Wilkof (Hugo Kalmar) and Stephen Ouimette (Harry Hope). Photo by Liz Lauren.

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    Lear_2006: King Lear By William Shakespeare, Directed by Robert Falls, 2006. Pictured (L to R): Stacy Keach (Lear), Joaquín Torres (Edgar), Steve Pickering (Kent), Howard Witt (Fool) and Edward Gero (Gloucester). Photo by Liz Lauren.

     

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    Desire_2009: Desire Under the Elms By Eugene O’Neill, Directed by Robert Falls, 2010. Pictured (L to R): Carla Gugino (Abbie Putnam) and Brian Dennehy (Ephraim Cabot). Photo by Liz Lauren.

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    Red_2011: Red By John Logan, Directed by Robert Falls, 2011. Pictured (L to R): Edward Gero (Mark Rothko) and Patrick Andrews (Ken). Photo by Liz Lauren.

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    Salesman_Rehearsal_1998: Brian Dennehy (Willy Loman) and Director Robert Falls in rehearsal for Death of a Salesman By Arthur Miller, 1998. Photo courtesy of Goodman Theatre.

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    Salesman_1998: Death of a Salesman By Arthur Miller, Directed by Robert Falls, 1998. Pictured (L to R): Kevin Anderson (Biff),  Brian Dennehy (Willy) and Ted Koch (Happy). Photo by Eric Y. Exit

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    Measure_Rehearsal_2013: Director Robert Falls in rehearsal for Measure for Measure By William Shakespeare, 2013. Photo courtesy of Goodman Theatre.

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