Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages Festival
The three "developmental productions" featured in Goodman Theatre's 13th annual New Stages festival, a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights, are underway. These three plays, which are staged in repertory with modest production values following three weeks of rehearsal, include Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler, directed by Henry Wishcamper; Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey, directed by Kimberly Senior; and The King of Hell's Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagi. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the casts in action below!
All productions in New Stages are designed by Kevin Depinet (Set), Rachel Lambert and Noël Huntzinger (Costumes), Jesse Klug (Lights) and Richard Woodbury (Sound). In addition, three one-time-only staged readings appear during the final weekend of the festival ("Professionals Weekend"), including: Florissant & Canfield by Kristiana Rae Colón, directed by Monty Cole; Amy and the Orphans by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Scott Ellis; and And Moira Spins by Kirsten Greenidge, directed by Lisa Portes.
New Stages runs September 21 - October 9 in the 400-seat flexible Owen Theatre; all productions and readings are recommended for ages 14+. Tickets are free, but reservations are required; call 312.443.3800, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStagesFestival or the box office (170 N. Dearborn).
Mia Park (Luo Na/Dr. Gao), Wai Yim (Wen/Director Zhang), James Saito (Chen/Old Yang), Jo Mei (Yin-Yin/Pei-Pei), Rammel Chan (Little Yi) and C.S. Lee (Stone/Kuan) in King of Hell's Palace, a play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig.
Mia Park (Luo Na/Dr. Gao), Celeste Den (Pearl/Lili), Rammel Chan (Little Yi), Wai Yim (Wen/Director Zhang), James Saito (Chen/Old Yang) and Jo Mei (Yin-Yin/Pei-Pei) in King of Hell's Palace, a play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig