WBEZ | Goodman Theatre http://www.wbez.org/content/goodman-theatre Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Artist Encounter: The Jungle Book http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-jungle-book-107336 <p><div>Goodman Theatre Artist Encounters bring together audiences and the artists who create the work on our stages in an intimate environment, for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. Join us for an in-depth conversation with <em>The Jungle Book</em> director <strong>Mary Zimmerman.</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The jungle springs to life in a music-filled spectacle that chronicles young Mowgli&rsquo;s adventures growing up in the animal kingdom. Based both on <strong>Rudyard Kipling</strong>&rsquo;s time-honored children&rsquo;s tales and the classic Disney film&mdash;and with a score featuring the movie&rsquo;s best-loved songs and original Indian-inspired music and dance&mdash;this spellbinding world premiere is the theatrical event of the season.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information about this event <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Tickets/calendar/talks-events/1213/Artist-Encounter-The-Jungle-Book/">here.</a></div></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 14:20:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-jungle-book-107336 Artist Encounter: By the Way, Meet Vera Stark http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-way-meet-vera-stark-106690 <p><p>Goodman Theatre Artist Encounters bring together audiences and the artists who create the work on our stages in an intimate environment, for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. Join us for an in-depth conversation with By the Way, Meet Vera Stark playwright <strong>Lynn Nottage</strong> and director <strong>Chuck Smith</strong>.</p><div>This &ldquo;sharp-toothed comedy&rdquo; (<em>The Wall Street Journal</em>) offers a glimpse into the life of <strong>Vera Star</strong>k, a headstrong African American actress who begins a career in the 1930s, at a time when her only shot at success lay in stealing small scenes in big Hollywood blockbusters. Seventy years later, film buffs are left to reflect on the life and legacy of this controversial star, whose eventual fame and fortune came at the price of perpetuating dangerous stereotypes. Hilarious and poignant, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark paints a vivid picture of the cultural climate that shaped this mysterious screen queen&mdash;and wonders who, in another time, she might have been.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information on this event <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Tickets/calendar/talks-events/1213/Artist-Encounter-By-the-Way-Meet-Vera-Stark/">here.</a></div></p> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:15:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-way-meet-vera-stark-106690 Artist Encounter http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-105542 <p><p>Goodman Theatre Artist Encounters bring together audiences and the artists who create the work on our stages in an intimate environment, for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. Join us for an in-depth conversation with <em>Measure for Measure</em> Director <strong>Robert Falls</strong> before a 7:30pm performance.</p><div>Robert Falls&rsquo; daring new production of Measure for Measure takes us into the heart of Shakespeare&rsquo;s dark comedy, in which virtue and vice collide&mdash;and lust and the law are inextricably entwined. His city caught in a moral free-fall, the Duke of Vienna hands over power to Lord Angelo, who enforces long-dormant codes of chastity with zealous fervor. When a pious young nun pleads for the life of her condemned brother, Angelo&rsquo;s response is surprisingly sensual&mdash;revealing a web of desire, deception and hypocrisy that infects every corner of society. (Intended for mature audiences.)</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More information on this event <a href="http://goodmantheatre.org">here.</a></div></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:26:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-105542 Artist Encounter, Featuring Director Evan Cabnet http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-featuring-director-evan-cabnet-105247 <p><p>Goodman Theatre Artist Encounters bring together audiences and the artists who create the work on our stages in an intimate environment, for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. Join us for an in-depth conversation with <strong>Teddy Ferrara</strong> director <strong>Evan Cabnet</strong>, moderated by Goodman Theatre, director of Casting and Producing Associate <strong>Adam Belcuore</strong> before a 7:30pm performance. Call the <a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/1112-Ticketed-Event/">Goodman Box Office</a> at 312.443.3800 to reserve tickets.</p></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:36:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-featuring-director-evan-cabnet-105247 Artist Encounter, Featuring Director Henry Wishcamper http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-featuring-director-henry-wishcamper-104600 <p><p>The Goodman Theatre&#39;s Artist Encounters bring together audiences and the artists who create the work on our stages in an intimate environment for a behind-the-scenes look at the plays and the playmaking process. Join us for an in-depth conversation with <em>Other Desert Cities</em> director<strong> Henry Wishcamper</strong> before a 7:30pm performance.</p><div>Henry Wishcamper&rsquo;s Goodman directing credits include his own adaptation of <em>Animal Crackers</em> (nominated for a Jeff award) and Horton Foote&rsquo;s <em>Talking Pictures</em>. He serves on the Lincoln Center Theater Young Angels Artists Committee and Manhattan Theatre Club&rsquo;s Young Patrons Artists Committee. Mr. Wishcamper is a Drama League directing fellow and a graduate of Yale University.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Subscribers, students with ID, and Goodman donors can call the box office at 312-443-3800 to reserve free tickets.</div></p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 11:21:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-featuring-director-henry-wishcamper-104600 Artist Encounter: New Stages http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-new-stages-103973 <p><p>This December at the Goodman, we&#39;re celebrating new work with our annual New Stages festival, which will feature two new workshop productions and three staged readings. Since its first incarnation in 2004, the Goodman&#39;s New Stages Series has given audiences a first look at over 50 new plays in development via staged readings. More than half of those plays have gone on to receive full productions at the Goodman and other theaters around the country.<br /><br />Get to know the writers and the work behind this season&#39;s New Stages series in an intimate conversation in the Goodman&#39;s Polk Rehearsal Room.<br /><br />The conversation will include: <strong>Martin Zimmerman</strong>, playwright of <em>The Solid Sand Below</em>;<strong> Francis Cowhig</strong>, playwright of <em>The World of Extreme Happiness</em>; and <em>Phillip Dawkins</em>, playwright of <em>Stutter</em>. <strong>Tanya Palmer</strong>, director of new play development at the Goodman, will moderate.</p><p><a href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/Tickets/calendar/talks-events/1213/Artist-Encounter-New-Stages-Amplified/">Reserve your seats here</a>.</p></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:06:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/artist-encounter-new-stages-103973 Release Reading of "I Believed Every Word" http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-23/release-reading-i-believed-every-word <p><p>Please join the Neighborhood Writing Alliance in celebrating the release of "I Believed Every Word: JOT Writers on Urban Legends, Rumors, and Tall Tales," the winter 2011 issue of the <em>Journal of Ordinary Thought</em>.<br><br>This issue of JOT features writing from San Lucas Church, St. Leonard's House, and the Albany Park, Bezazian, Hall, King, and Mabel Manning Branch Library workshops. The issue also features art from FOUND Magazine.<br><br>The <em>Journal of Ordinary Thought</em> publishes reflections people make on their personal histories and everyday experiences. It is founded on the proposition that every person is a philosopher. Expressing one’s thoughts fosters creativity and change, and taking control of life requires people to think about the world and communicate their thoughts to others. The <em>Journal of Ordinary Thought</em> is a vehicle for reflection, communication, and change.</p></p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:08:13 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-23/release-reading-i-believed-every-word The Social Construction of Sexual Violence http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-02-06/social-construction-sexual-violence <p><p>Our understandings of sexual violence—and our notions about the victims—are shaped by entrenched ideology and recurring media messages that are inextricably intertwined with race, gender, sexuality, poverty, immigration, and community. Even with the scandals of Penn State and Syracuse University in today’s headlines, men remain invisible as victims.<br> <br> Join us for a conversation with activists, advocates, scholars, and survivors to explore race in its real-world context. This event features: <strong>Aishah Shahidah Simmons</strong>, producer, writer, and director of <em>NO! The Rape Documentary</em>; <strong>Sharmili Majmudar</strong>, executive director of Rape Victim Advocates; <strong>Rachel Caidor</strong>, founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence; and <strong>Caleb Probst</strong>, education outreach associate for the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation.</p></p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:05:58 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-02-06/social-construction-sexual-violence Artists Encounter: Red http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-09-21/artists-encounter-red <p><p>Join the Goodman Theatre in a discussion with Artistic Director <strong>Robert Falls</strong> and some of the city's visual artists about the impact and enduring artistic legacy of 20th century artist Mark Rothko.&nbsp;</p><div>&nbsp;</div></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 16:02:19 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-09-21/artists-encounter-red The Arts and Culture in Action http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-27/arts-and-culture-action <p><p>The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with Arts Alliance Illinois, the Goodman Theatre, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, invite you to a discussion about how the arts contribute to the development of a thriving region.<br> <br> The conversation features <strong>Rocco Landesman</strong>, Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts, and <strong>Ron Sims</strong>, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. They will discuss their recent collaboration through the Sustainable Communities Partnership. A panel of experts in business, community development, and the arts will discuss the role and value of integrating artistic and cultural activities into their work in Chicago. The discussion will be moderated by Chicago Public Media’s <strong>Steve Edwards</strong>.<br> <br> Panelists include: <strong>Theaster Gates</strong>, artist, urban planner, Director of Arts Program Development at the University of Chicago and Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design; <strong>Lindsay Gaskins</strong>, Founder and CEO, Marbles: The Brain Store; <strong>Jaime de Leon</strong>, Director, New Communities Program, ENLACE Chicago; and <strong>Jeanne Gang</strong>, Principle and Founder, Studio Gang.<br> <br> Space is limited to this free event. RSVPs are required. Email artsandculture@macfound.org by April 20, with your name, title, and organization.</p></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2011 11:21:10 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-04-27/arts-and-culture-action