Feb 11 - Mar 20, 2022 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

Mary Zimmerman brings her celebrated play about one of history’s most imaginative minds back to the Goodman nearly three decades after its acclaimed debut.

Leonardo da Vinci strove to know the world equally through artistic and scientific means. This poetic portrayal of one of history’s most imaginative minds returns to the Goodman nearly three decades after it burst onto the stage in a career-catapulting production for adaptor/director Mary Zimmerman. In a production composed entirely of words from his notebooks and various treatises, da Vinci’s ideas on topics from mathematics, anatomy, architecture and engineering, to philosophy, love and the human spirit come to vivid life.

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  • The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci is appropriate for ages 12 and up. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800

Please note: In compliance with the City of Chicago vaccine requirement, proof of vaccination with an FDA or WHO-authorized vaccine is required for all guests. Masks are required at all times in the theater and patrons under 5 are not permitted. Learn more at GoodmanTheatre.org/Protocols.

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Contact the box office at 312.443.3800 (12noon - 5pm, daily).

  • Mary Zimmerman

    Mary Zimmerman Adaptor & Director

  • Adeoye

    Adeoye Leonardo

  • Christiana Clark

    Christiana Clark Leonardo

  • Christopher Donahue

    Christopher Donahue Leonardo

  • Kasey Foster

    Kasey Foster Leonardo

  • Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel

    Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel Leonardo

  • John Gregorio

    John Gregorio Leonardo

  • Anthony Irons

    Anthony Irons Leonardo

  • Wai Yim

    Wai Yim Leonardo

  • Chloe Baldwin

    Chloe Baldwin Understudy

  • Sean Blake

    Sean Blake Understudy

  • Lawrence Grimm

    Lawrence Grimm Understudy

  • Andrea San Miguel

    Andrea San Miguel Understudy

  • Jack DeCesare

    Jack DeCesare Understudy

  • Will Wilhelm

    Will Wilhelm Understudy

  • Scott Bradley

    Scott Bradley Set Designer

  • Mara Blumenfeld

    Mara Blumenfeld Costume Designer

  • T.J. Gerckens

    T.J. Gerckens Lighting Designer

  • Michael Bodeen

    Michael Bodeen Sound Design & Original Music

  • Miriam Sturm

    Miriam Sturm Original Music

  • Kaitlin Kitzmiller

    Kaitlin Kitzmiller Production Stage Manager

  • Kate Ocker

    Kate Ocker Stage Manager

  • Lauren Port

    Lauren Port Casting

  • Rachael Jimenez

    Rachael Jimenez Casting

  • Daniel Etti-Williams

    Daniel Etti-Williams Asst. Sound Designer

  • Wenke (Coco) Huang

    Wenke (Coco) Huang Asst. to the Director

  • Nathan J. Lamp

    Nathan J. Lamp Asst. to the Director

  • Connor Lifson

    Connor Lifson Assistant Director

  • Laura Pierson

    Laura Pierson Production Assistant

  • Madeleine Reid

    Madeleine Reid Asst. Lighting Designer

  • Tracy Walsh

    Tracy Walsh Movement Consultant


Join us for any of the following accessible performances.

Questions? Please contact 312.443.3800 (voice), 312.443.3829 (TTY/TDD) or email Access@GoodmanTheatre.org.

Touch Tour and Audio Described performanceTouch Tour* and Audio-Described Performance
Saturday, March 12
12:30pm Touch Tour & 2pm Performance

American Sign Language Interpreted PerformanceAmerican Sign Language-Interpreted Performance
Friday, March 11 at 8pm

Open Caption Performance Open-Captioned Performance
Saturday, March 19 at 2pm

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*Touch Tours for the 2021/2022 Season will not have access to the stage due to current health and safety protocols, but will feature alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

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