Volume 8

Your 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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Now & Next
  • Live @ Five

    Live @ Five

    Nathan Lane chats with Robert Falls at 5pm on May 22—Reminder, Mary Zimmerman joins Live @ Five on May 29.

    WATCH LIVE @ FIVE

  • Season Update

    Show & Tell

    If you missed last week’s season update announcement, Goodman resident dramaturg Neena Arndt has the scoop about our four productions moving to the upcoming 2020/2021 season.

    GET THE SCOOP

Great Theater
  • Lauren Yee

    Royal Treatment

    Playwright Lauren Yee draws parallels between San Francisco’s Chinatown community where she grew up and the community fostered by Chicago theaters as she introduces this clip from our 2017 production of King of the Yees.  

    CHECK IT OUT

How You Can Help
  • Alden Vazquez

    I am the Goodman

    Meet Production Stage Manager Alden Vasquez as he shares his journey from Goodman intern in 1983 to a current Production Stage Manager. He’s looking forward to stage managing his 30th production of A Christmas Carol. Please consider supporting Goodman artists, artisans, crew and staff with a gift to the Intermission Campaign.  

    MEET ALDEN

GoodWork
  • Scott Whitehair

    Story Time

    The perfect end to your long weekend is VINTAGE: STORIES FROM THE THIRD AGE—a live storytelling event May 25 at 7pm from our GeNarrations personal narrative program in partnership with Story Lab. Goodman Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor and Story Lab Producer Scott Whitehair host.   

    MEET THE STORYTELLERS

Recommended Reads
  • Brian Dennehy

    Dad with a Dream

    "I'm so lucky he was cast as my Dad." As we continue to celebrate the life and work of our friend Brian Dennehy, his daughter Elizabeth, an actor herself, offers this moving look at her father’s career and their relationship in American Theatre   

    READ IT NOW

Behind the Screens
  • Animal Crossing

    Costume Change

    Have you been playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Our staffers have been busy recreating costumes from some of our favorite Goodman productions in video game form. Take a look and see how your own Animal Crossing characters can try these looks on for size!      

    GET DRESSED