Volume 4

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

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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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  • We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time


    The Lucille Lortel Awards, honoring Off-Broadway’s best, have nominated two Goodman productions for “Outstanding Solo Show”: Dana H. by Lucas Hnath, performed by Deirdre O'Connell; and We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, written and performed by David Cale. Check out the music video for “The Feral Child” from We’re Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time. The award winners will be revealed May 3 in an online ceremony.


  • McKenzie Chin in Lottery Day

    Lottery Ticket

    When Lottery Day took the Owen stage last season, it quickly became a fan favorite. McKenzie Chin, who played Cassandra, gives us a look back at the show’s vibrant characters and playwright Ike Holter’s gripping script. 


  • Willa Taylor, Walter Director of Education & Engagement

    Study Hall

    Thanks to the School Matinee Series–our nationally-acclaimed flagship education program–hundreds of local high schoolers have the chance to stream School Girls. In addition, students get a deep dive into the themes of the production, and its connections to social and political movements, through the School Girls Study Guide. 

    This personal and moving introduction, written by the Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa Taylor, is one of our favorite parts of the Study Guide. 


Now & Next
  • Lauren Port, Casting Director

    Role Call

    Casting Director Lauren Port gives us a peek behind the scenes at how our shows get cast—even while working from home.


  • Robert Falls and Henry Godinez

    Now & Next: Live @ Five

    Tune in to our Facebook page Friday, May 1 at 5pm as Artistic Director Robert Falls sits down with Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez for a one-on-one chat about the current state of creative culture. Henry’s production of American Mariachi by José Cruz González was in previews at Dallas Theater Center when global circumstances shuttered the show, which was slated to appear at the Goodman immediately following its Dallas run. Don’t miss the first episode in this ongoing series between Bob and members of the Artistic Collective. 

Recommended Reads
  • Brendan Coyle

    Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout calls the cast of School Girls "an ensemble of women actors that I can’t imagine being bettered." 

    In this moving Vulture piece, Robert Falls discusses his long and fruitful artistic partnership with Brian Dennehy and the one great role Brian never got to play. 

    Brendan Coyle, Molly Sweeney cast member and star of Downton Abbey, talked with the Chicago Tribune about his surreal journey from the UK to Chicago, what he’s doing while sheltering-in-place and loving our city, in spite of such unusual circumstances. 

    April is National Internship Awareness Month! Have you ever wondered what it’s like to intern at the Goodman? Publicity intern Mia Guevara Morgan goes behind the scenes to give us the scoop.

Behind the Screens
  • Goodman Instagram Filters

    Virtual Visits

    Before this period of social distancing, the Goodman saw thousands of patrons and artists come through our doors. You might not be able to visit us in person right now, but you can visit us virtually using our new Altered Reality Filters on Instagram! Snap a photo in front of our famous marquee, or strike a pose on stage in the Albert and Owen theaters.