Volume 16

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

Inspired by the powerful women advancing our theater, our communities and our country forward, we explore what a century of leadership looks like.

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
  • Mary Zimmerman

    Mary Zimmerman

    Take a look back at the Goodman Manilow Resident Director Mary Zimmerman’s extensive Goodman credits including her acclaimed productions of The Music ManCandide and The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.


  • 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.


  • InterGens


    Friday, August 14 at 3pm

    Be sure to tune in as the summer 2020 InterGens ensemble performs live, centering on the theme of what is hidden and what is seen. Each summer, InterGens unites high school students, working artists and lifelong learners together to create original, ensemble-based work that considers the perspectives of all ages.


  • Alone Together

    Alone Together

    Friday, August 21 at 5:30pm

    The Goodman's first virtual performance program for young artists returns for an exciting second performance featuring 12 new participants. Aged 14 to 18, the artists have worked with talented local teaching artists to develop original site-specific solo performances.


Great Theater
  • The Baltimore Waltz

    The Baltimore Waltz

    Enjoy this live audio recording of The Baltimore Waltz (1994), a co-production between the Goodman and Chicago Theatres on the Air directed by Mary Zimmerman. The darkly satirical Paula Vogel play has refreshed relevance as its characters search for a cure to a mysterious disease and deal with the uncertainty of the future.  


How You Can Help
  • Rachael Jimenez

    Support Our Theater

    None of our shows would be possible without the incredible actors who bring the script to life. Casting Associate Rachael Jimenez shares her favorite musical hobbies, what it’s like to be a part of the all-female casting department and how supporting Goodman Theatre now will ensure it remains a place to heal together in the future. 

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


  • Girls on the Run

    Support Our Community

    Through our educational programming, we help young artists build confidence and make connections with the world around them. That’s why we identify strongly with the mission of Girls on the Run—the nonprofit inspires girls to recognize their own inner strength and values through fitness and community service.


Goodman Recommends
  • Bella Bella

    Bella Bella

    Four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein embodies New York City politician Bella Abzug on the eve of her 1976 bid to become New York State’s first female senator in his raucous solo show recorded for Audible and directed by Goodman Artistic Associate Kimberly Senior.


  • before the witching hour

    before the witching hour / pandemic blues

    This contemplative new work from Goodman Artistic Associate Dael Orlandersmith and performed by Daphne Rubin-Vega is a commission from Weston Playhouse Theatre and explores the question: What makes a home? 


  • Finishing the Fight

    Finish the Fight

    American women gained the right to vote 100 years ago, but that victory often overshadows the stories of the diverse activists who helped make it happen and how their own battles for equality were neglected in the aftermath. Finish the Fight, a virtual world premiere production commissioned by The New York Times, highlights some of these important, yet largely untold, stories. RSVP below for the Tuesday, August 18 free streaming performance at 7pm (Eastern) / 6pm (Central).