After two years and a pandemic, seven plays written by members of the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit cohorts are showcased at in-person readings this autumn.
The process of creating a play, from inception to fully realized production, is often long and arduous, even without a virtual shut-down of all in-person entertainment. Goodman is proud to present in-process readings of seven plays developed in the Goodman Playwrights Unit over the past two years.
Among the many ways the Goodman currently supports and develops new plays is the Playwrights Unit, a program in which local writers meet twice a month to read and discuss their plays-in-process. Each writer possesses a unique voice, and each approaches writing differently; it is precisely this diversity that leads to fruitful discussions. Playwrights Unit plays are strongly considered for production in the Goodman’s New Stages Festival and/or mainstage programming. In recent years, audiences have seen Playwrights Unit works in the Owen Theatre such as Andrew Hinderaker’s The Magic Play, Seth Bockley's Ask Aunt Susan, Kristiana Rae Colón's florissant & canfield, Martín Zimmerman's The Solid Sand Below, and Ricardo Gamboa’s The Wizards.
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- These plays contain adult language, and some include mentions of sexual situations, violence, and/or self-harm. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800
Please note: Proof of full vaccination with an FDA-authorized vaccine is required for all guests over 12 and a recent negative test must be presented for children under 12. Patrons must wear face coverings at all times while inside Goodman Theatre. Please review details before your performance at GoodmanTheatre.org/Protocols.