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Steppenwolf Theatre's PURPOSE Extends Through Mid May

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will present two additional weeks of performances for its world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ epic family drama Purpose. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Video: Get a First Look at Steppenwolf Theatre's PURPOSE

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is continuing its 48th season with the world premiere of Purpose. Check out footage!

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of PURPOSE at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Check out photos from opening night of Purpose at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.

Photos: First Look at Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' PURPOSE at Steppenwolf

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is continuing its 48th season with the world premiere of Purpose, an epic family drama by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Get a first look at photos.

Video: Watch a Trailer for Steppenwolf's PURPOSE, Directed by Phylicia Rashad

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has released a trailer for their production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' PURPOSE. Watch video footage here!

Steppenwolf Theatre's PURPOSE World Premiere Extends Through Late April

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ epic family drama Purpose has added one additional week of performances. Learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Phylicia Rashad Directs the World Premiere of PURPOSE By Branden Jacobs- Jenkins At Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Steppenwolf Theatre Company will continue its 48th season with the world premiere of Purpose, an epic family drama by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad. See photos of the company! Purpose will play March 14 – April 21, 2024 in Steppenwolf’s Downstairs Theater.

Goodman Theatre to Present CEPHIANNE'S REFLECTION As Next 'Future Labs' Reading

Goodman Theatre announces its next Future Labs reading: Cephianne's Reflection by Mallory Raven-Ellen Backstrom, directed by Wardell Julius Clark. The second offering (of six workshops and presentations anticipated) of Future Labs' second season, Backstrom's new play is penned in homage to an American dialect and colorful culture found on the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia—where the descendants of slaves learned how to turn pain into power.

Goodman Theatre Announces the 2021 NEW STAGES FESTIVAL

The Goodman announces its six-project line-up of the 17th annual New Stages Festival, running December 1-19.

Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+

Over the past year, more than 150,000 people consumed Goodman's 12 online streaming productions, beginning with Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown.

Casting Announced For Free Future Labs Reading Of TOKENS OF PROMISE, March 20

Goodman Theatre announces the cast for the FREE live reading of its third Future Labs' play, Tokens of Promise by Ada A. directed by Sydney Chatman. In addition, Christina Anderson's How To Catch Creation, directed by Niegel Smith, launches the Encore series—four plays from the theater's “video vault” curated by the Goodman's Artistic team.

Goodman Theatre to Present Virtual Readings of THE SECRETARIES and TOKENS OF PROMISE

Goodman Theatre announces two Future Labs FREE virtual readings for February and March—The Secretaries by Omer Abbas Salem, directed by Audrey Francis and Tokens of Promise by Ada A., directed by Sydney Chatman.

Casting Announced For Goodman Theatre's Free Future Labs Reading Of LAYLINA

Goodman Theatre announces the full cast for the FREE live reading of Layalina, January 30 at 7pm, continuing work on the first project of the new Future Labs program. The full SWANA (South West Asian, North African) cast all make their Goodman debuts with this reading; find the full cast list below.

Goodman Theatre Present LAYLINA Virtual Reading January 30

Layalina by Martin Yousif Zebari, the first play of Goodman Theatre's Future Labs, makes its virtual debut, launching the theater's newest effort to develop new plays. Directed by Azar Kazemi, Layalina examines how families maintain their love in the midst of turbulent global and social change.

New BIPOC FUTURE LABS Play Series Now Accepting Submissions

Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs—Goodman Theatre's newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and other artists of color.

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Leadership

Sideshow Theatre Company's longtime artistic director Jonathan L. Green announced he will step down this fall after helming the company for 13 years. Green will be succeeded by ensemble member and artistic director elect Regina Victor, with ensemble member Justin J. Sacramone serving as the company's associate artistic director. Green will continue his work with Sideshow as an artistic company member.

Sideshow Theatre To Stream TILIKUM - One Night Benefit For #LetUsBreathe Collective

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to present a one-night-only streaming revival of its 2018 hit Tilikum on Friday, June 19 at 7 pm CDT, a benefit for the #LetUsBreathe Collective in honor of Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter movement, and in solidarity with the protests in Chicago and around the world for an end to State-sponsored violence against Black bodies. The presentation will include remarks and conversation with some of the artists who created it.

Sideshow Theatre Welcomes New Ensemble Members

Sideshow Theatre Company has  announced the addition of three new ensemble members: Calamity West, Regina Victor and Justin J. Sacramone.

Sideshow Theatre Streams Philip Dawkins' THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH

Sideshow Theatre Company is offering pay-what-you-wish online streaming of its 2016 hit production The Happiest Place on Earth, written and performed by Jeff Award-winning playwright and Sideshow artistic associate Philip Dawkins and directed by Sideshow artistic director Jonathan L. Green. To stream the video, visit

Sideshow Theatre Presents the World Premiere of PRO-AM At Victory Gardens Theater

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 2019-20 season with the world premiere of Brynne Frauenhoffer's brash, incisive comedy Pro-Am, directed by artistic associate Regina Victor*, playing May 17 a?" June 21, 2020 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. 

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