Volume 15

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

On and off the stage, inspiring dialogue has always been an essential part of our organization. This week, we look at the important conversations connecting Chicagoans of all ages.

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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  • InterGens Rehearsal

    InterGens Spotlight

    Each summer, InterGens unites our young artists with adult storytellers of GeNarrations to devise original works of ensemble-based theater.

    Watch the rehearsal of a scene based on Blood—a story by longtime GeNarrations participant, Geneva Norman, about one woman’s struggle to comprehend George Floyd’s murder as the international spotlight turns toward racial injustice.

    Don’t miss the final performance of the Summer 2020 InterGens Ensemble, Friday, August 14 at 3pm.


Now & Next
  • Live @ Five

    Live @ Five

    Friday, August 14 at 5pm

    Don’t miss the conversation between Tony Award winner and Goodman Manilow Resident Director Mary Zimmerman and Artistic Director Robert Falls as they discuss her career as a director and adapter and her acclaimed Goodman productions, including The Music Man, Candide and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.

    What role do arts and cultural organizations play in community building? Watch the July 31 Live @ Five conversation, moderated by stage and screen star Behzad Dabu and featuring Naomi Davis (founder and president of Blacks In Green, BIG); Dr. Marcus Robinson (executive director of Collaboraction theater and founder of Social Innovation Group); and Dusty Sang (founder director of Ryan Licht Sang Foundation and president of Stay Thirsty Media, Inc.)


How You Can Help
  • Erik Schnitger

    Support Our Theater

    A visit or call to the box office is integral to any Goodman Theatre experience, so get to know our Director of Ticket Services Erik Schnitger as he shares how he and the whole box office staff work to ensure the success of every event the Goodman produces.

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


  • Support Our Community

    The Goodman’s values are rooted in the support of our community. Did you know that older populations are at a much higher risk of food insecurity? Consider supporting the Greater Chicago Food Depository as they work to feed Chicagoans in need. 


Goodman Recommends
  • Dan Rather, Stories of a Lifetime

    Stories of a Lifetime

    Legendary news anchor Dan Rather takes us on a journey through his most pivotal life events in this live event recording from Audible, directed by Goodman Artistic Associate Kimberly Senior. 


  • The Show Will Go On

    The Show Will Go On

    Join more than 60 local young actors Sunday, August 9 at 6pm for an evening of virtual musical performance benefitting area theaters. In partnership with the League of Chicago Theatres, this benefit concert is sure to be a joyous occasion for an important cause. 


  • Proof of Love

    Proof of Love

    Part of Black Lives, Black Words International Project

    Enjoy playwright Chisa Hutchinson’s moving virtual production of Proof of Love, directed by Kyle Haden, running August 13-16. The production is presented by Black Lives, Black Words—the Goodman partnered with BLBW for last year’s I AM...FEST, a celebration of women of color in arts, activism and leadership.


Behind the Screens
  • US Census

    Stand Up & Be Counted

    With the announcement that 2020 U.S. Census counting efforts are ending a month early on September 30, it is more important than ever to make sure everyone is counted. Did you know that the U.S. Census has a direct impact on federal arts funding for cultural agencies, as well as the Department of Education? According to Americans for the Arts, 40 percent of the National Endowment for the Arts budget for state agencies must be distributed based on population data gathered from the U.S. Census. The results of this year’s count will impact the arts in our country for the next decade.