Volume 17

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

With each issue of this newsletter, we have kept in touch with you, our community and patrons by highlighting our continuing work during this Intermission. With the announcement of our 2021 Season, we’re looking forward to Our Next Act. We’ll be back in a few weeks for the launch of our brand new digital publication that continues to keep us connected while focusing on what’s coming next.

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
  • Live @ Five

    Catch up with Mary Zimmerman

    Missed last week’s episode featuring Goodman Manilow Resident Director Mary Zimmerman? Catch up now as she discusses her career as a director and adapter at the Goodman. We couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming revival of The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, adapted and directed by Mary and part of our 2021 season.


Great Theater
  • 2021 Season

    The 2021 Season

    As Chicago’s theater since 1925, we have faced adversity, demonstrated resilience and are proud to be a mainstay for our community. We can’t wait to welcome you back, and raise our curtain on our next act—eight plays that reconnect us and illuminate our humanity, with the quality you trust and artistic excellence you expect from the Goodman.


  • Pullman Porter Blues

    Pullman Porter Blues

    Enjoy a rollicking trip back in time with clips from our 2013 production of Pullman Porter Blues by Cheryl L. West. Catch more of Cheryl’s powerful work (and the serious skills of actor E. Faye Butler) with the world premiere of Fannie, part of the 2021 season.


How You Can Help
  • I am the Goodman

    Support Our Theater

    The Technical Direction team helps to build new worlds on stage through scenery. Associate Technical Director Lydia Pustell shares her love of exploring Chicago through running and how she can’t wait to help shape what the future of theater looks like.


  • Black Lives Black Words

    Support Our Community

    Black Lives, Black Words International Project presents Black narratives that are told by and completely controlled by Black Artists with the mission to empower all audiences. In the words of Managing Producing Curator Reginald Edmund, “every voice and experience and narrative is essential to bridging connection to the diaspora.” Sign up to be a monthly supporter via Patreon or make a one-time donation through Fractured Atlas


  • Alone Together

    Alone Together

    Friday, August 21 at 5:30pm

    Watch as the Goodman airs its final GoodWork Education and Engagement event of the summer, 
    Alone Together: A Solo Voices Project.


Goodman Recommends
  • 2021 Season

    Season Announcement

    “What we can control is making our spaces as safe as possible for our artists and patrons.” See what Executive Director Roche Schulfer had to say about our big plans for the Goodman’s 2021 season in the Chicago Tribune.


  • Destinos

    Destinos al Aire

    Join the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA) for Destinos al Aire, kicking off Latino Heritage Month with a fantastic drive-in theatrical performance. The Goodman is a proud sponsor of this one-night-only live event featuring the work of Teatro Vista, Urban Theater Company, Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music and more.