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Goodman Theatre to Present CEPHIANNE'S REFLECTION  As Next 'Future Labs' Reading Photo Goodman Theatre to Present CEPHIANNE'S REFLECTION As Next 'Future Labs' Reading
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2022

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‚ÄĒwhere the descendants of slaves learned how to turn pain into power.

Goodman Theatre Announces the 2021 NEW STAGES FESTIVAL Photo Goodman Theatre Announces the 2021 NEW STAGES FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

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+ Photo Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

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 Photo Casting Announced For Free Future Labs Reading Of TOKENS OF PROMISE, March 20
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 17, 2021

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‚ÄĒfour plays from the theater's ‚Äúvideo vault‚ÄĚ curated by the Goodman's Artistic team.

Goodman Theatre to Present Virtual Readings of THE SECRETARIES and TOKENS OF PROMISE Photo Goodman Theatre to Present Virtual Readings of THE SECRETARIES and TOKENS OF PROMISE
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 11, 2021

Goodman Theatre announces two Future Labs FREE virtual readings for February and March‚ÄĒThe 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 Photo Casting Announced For Goodman Theatre's Free Future Labs Reading Of LAYLINA
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2021

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 Photo Goodman Theatre Present LAYLINA Virtual Reading January 30
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2021

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 Photo New BIPOC FUTURE LABS Play Series Now Accepting Submissions
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2020

Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs‚ÄĒGoodman 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 Photo Sideshow Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Leadership
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2020

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 Photo Sideshow Theatre To Stream TILIKUM - One Night Benefit For #LetUsBreathe Collective
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2020

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.

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BWW TV: Watch Highlights of STUPID F##KING BIRD at Victory Gardens
by TV - On the Road - Jul 27, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, now through August 30, 2015 with Press Opening tomorrow, July 25 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!