Feb 7 - Feb 27: Black Words Matter
Goodman Theatre is proud to join citywide celebrations of Black History Month with the 4-part series Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond.
Join Goodman for engaging, community-driven programming that emphasizes the Goodman’s three guiding principles—Quality, Diversity and Community.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 through Monday, February 27, 2017
Weaving Our Stories: A Community Read-In and Viewing
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 2:00pm
DuSable Museum of African American History | 740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
In partnership with the DuSable Museum of African American History, the Goodman presents a community read-in of the play Gee’s Bend by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, which focuses on the turbulence of 20th century race relations and the real-life quilting community of Gee’s Bend, Alabama. The reading is presented alongside DuSable’s featured exhibit “Unpacking Collections: The Legacy of Cuesta Benberry, an African American Quilt Scholar. Sold out.
Film Screening: The Piano Lesson
Monday, February 13, 2017 at 6:30pm
AMC Dine-In Theatres Block 37 | 108 N State St, Chicago, IL 60602
Join us for a special screening of the film adaptation of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson (1995) with an introduction by artist and scholar Ron OJ Parson. This screening is presented in partnership with AMC Dine-In Theatres Block 37. Sold out.
Chuck Smith Lecture Series: Playwrights from Past to Present
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:30pm
Harold Washington Library Auditorium | 400 S State St, Chicago, IL 60605
Goodman Artistic Collective member Chuck Smith, Harvey Young and Goodman playwrights discuss Black theater in Chicago and the post-August Wilson generation of writers. Reserve tickets here.
Panel Discussion: Diversity in Theater Administration & Intern/Apprentice Networking Event
Monday, February 27, 2017 at 5:30pm
The Alice Center at Goodman Theatre | Baskes Rotunda | 170 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60601
Calling all young professionals and Chicago theater administrators! In response to continued need for more diverse representation in theater administration, Goodman partners with the League of Chicago Theatres to present this diversity-focused networking event and panel. Reserve tickets here.
These events are FREE and open to the public.
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