Feb 7 - Mar 8, 2020 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Around 90 minutes with no intermission

“Our new life starts tomorrow." - Kane, Scene VI

Janelle, poised to reap the fruits of her labor, relocates from Illinois to Texas in order to give love a chance. Meanwhile, a small-town police officer wrestles with the harsh realities of change. When their worlds collide, both are forced to confront the consequences of an imbalance of power. Inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland, graveyard shift is an unflinching, open-hearted experience rooted in navigating a world full of fear.   

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  • korde arrington tuttle

    korde arrington tuttle Playwright

  • Danya Taymor

    Danya Taymor Director

  • Keith D. Gallagher

    Keith D. Gallagher Brian

  • Rae Gray

    Rae Gray Elise

  • Aneisa J. Hicks

    Aneisa J. Hicks Janelle

  • Lia D. Mortensen

    Lia D. Mortensen Trish

  • Kyle Vincent Terry

    Kyle Vincent Terry Kane

  • Debo Balogun

    Debo Balogun Understudy

  • Sam Boeck

    Sam Boeck Understudy

  • Taylor Cannon

    Taylor Cannon Understudy

  • Evelyn Gaynor

    Evelyn Gaynor Understudy

  • Kristen Robinson

    Kristen Robinson Set Designer

  • Montana Levi Blanco

    Montana Levi Blanco Costume Designer

  • Marcus Doshi

    Marcus Doshi Lighting Designer

  • Richard Woodbury

    Richard Woodbury Sound Designer / Composer

  • Rebekah Heusel

    Rebekah Heusel Production Stage Manager

  • Adam Belcuore

    Adam Belcuore Casting

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Neena Arndt

    Neena Arndt Dramaturg

  • Jessica Neill

    Jessica Neill Asst. Lighting Designer

  • Regina Victor

    Regina Victor Assistant Director

Talks & Events
  • Drinks & Discussion Events

    Drinks & Discussion Events

    Throughout the run

    Enhance your theater-going experience with one of our Drinks & Discussion Series events! Stay after select performances for a Post-Show Discussion and a complimentary glass of wine.


  • College Night: Graveyard Shift

    College Night 

    February 12, 2020 | 6pm Reception + 7:30pm Performance

    Enjoy a pre-show reception where you'll have the chance to meet fellow theater-loving college students and participate in a conversation with Goodman Theatre artists, before seeing korde arrington tuttle's graveyard shift.


  • Graveyard Shift Artist Encounter

    Artist Encounter

    February 16, 2020 | 5:30pm Reception & Discussion + 7:30pm Performance

    Join graveyard shift director danya taymor and playwright korde arrington tuttle in a pre-show reception with complimentary food and drinks as they discuss their process in achieving graveyard shift’s unflinching but open-hearted look at how we navigate a world full of fear and love, inspired by the real life story of Sandra Bland.



Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour and Audio-Described Performance
Sunday, March 1
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Saturday, March 7 at 2pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Sunday, March 8 at 2pm

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