Volume 13

Your weekly celebration of theater and our community, featuring curated videos, interviews and more.

As Chicagoans, we know that a summer in our city is worth waiting the rest of the year for. While this summer certainly looks different than Chicago summers before, it remains a time where we try to recapture the magic of childhood. But right now, between bike rides with friends and watching popsicles drip down our hands, the world is rapidly changing around us. This week, we look at how our community is inspiring us to enjoy the current season while we strive to make our mark on the future. 

How You Can Help

As we weather this “intermission” together, our artists and staff need your help. If you are able, please consider making a gift to the Intermission Campaign, which directly supports the livelihood of our Goodman family. Thank you—we can't wait to be with you for the next act.


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Now & Next
  • Alone Together

    Alone Together: A Solo Voices Project

    Friday, July 24 at 5:30pm

    Sixteen participants aged 14 to 18 present unique three-to-five-minute site-specific solo performance pieces, utilizing skills like playwriting, movement and dance, acting and vocal performance, all learned from talented Chicago teaching artists working to lift the pieces from the page to the virtual stage.


  • Strike

    STRIKE: The Youth Political Theater Project

    Saturday, July 25 at 5:30pm

    Ten participants aged 14 to 18 present new ensemble-based, youth-driven virtual theater pieces in response to political and social events.


  • Live @ Five

    Live @ Five

    Friday, July 31 at 5pm

    Join activists and organizers from the Chicago community for a panel discussion asking the question, “what role do arts and cultural organizations play in community building?”

    Missed last week’s episode of Live @ Five with Goodman Artistic Associate Kimberly Senior and Goodman Youth Arts Council member Miles Chong


How You Can Help
  • Casey Chapman

    Support Our Theater

    Meet Associate Director of Outbound Sales Casey Chapman as he shares his truly impressive movie collection, his passion for the performing arts and his favorite memory of working at the Goodman. 

    Your gift to the Intermission Campaign makes our work and programming possible. Thank you for considering a contribution.  


  • Support Our Community

    Pitch In For The Parks, a new Chicago Parks Foundation initiative, encourages groups to get outside and help clean up our parks. Grab your family, roommates or quarantine buddies and sign up to participate in this special volunteer opportunity!  


Great Theater
  • Ah, Wilderness

    Wild and Free

    Even Eugene O’Neill had a lighter side as Goodman Artistic Associate and Director Steve Scott shows off in this look back at the Americana fantasy of Ah, Wilderness! (2017)


Goodman Recommends
  • The Wonder Hat

    On Air

    In 1952, Goodman Theatre produced a radio play version of The Wonder Hat, a one-act comedy written by our theater’s namesake Kenneth Sawyer Goodman. Digital Chicago paired the original audio with historic photos and original illustrations by Jaime Dear, creating a 30 minute production that is engaging and plenty amusing.

    “This play is a welcome relief to us all,” says Maurice Gnesin, head of the Goodman School of Drama from 1930-1957, as he introduces the play. How true that remains.


Behind the Screens
  • Craft Corner

    What's The Stitch

    Our staff is pretty crafty. This week, let us teach you how to cross stitch our iconic marquee, sew masks for all of your friends and more.