December 1 - 18, 2022 in Goodman's Owen Theatre

New Stages 2022

A Free Celebration of New Work

Goodman Theatre presents its New Stages Festival, now in its 18th year–an annual celebration of innovative, risky new work by some of the country’s most singular and ambitious playwrights.

Since New Stages’ 2004 inception, over 100 plays have been produced as developmental productions and staged readings. Join us for a first look at these exciting new works. Full line-up below.

The New Stages Festival is recommended for ages 14 and up. For more information contact the box office at 312.443.3800

Please Note: Masks are currently recommended, but not required, while in the theater. Policies may change based on prevailing medical guidance. Learn more about Goodman’s current Health and Safety Protocols at

Playwrights Gina Femia, Nancy García Loza and Directors Kimberly Senior and Laura Alcalá Baker explore why being a part of the festival is such a special experience.

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All developmental productions and staged readings are FREE with reservations!