Friday, October 21, 2011

News and Notes

New Stages Amplified is in full swing, with our limited-run production of Dartmoor Prison already coming to a close this Sunday. On Saturday, the night before its last performance, we’ll be hosting an Artists Encounter in the Polk rehearsal room with the playwrights of the three produced New Stages Amplified plays. For an hour starting at 6:30pm, our Director of New Play Development, Tanya Palmer, will moderate a conversation between Carlyle Brown, Kathleen Tolan, Seth Bockley and a small audience.

Artist Encounters are one of our more under-the-radar audience engagement events, and they can be especially informative because their intimate nature—they typically include 50 – 100 audience members—allows attendees to talk directly to the artists, shaping the conversation as it moves along. Plus, they’re free to subscribers, students, and Goodman donors, and only $5 for everyone else. Be there.

Photo: (left to right) Steve Pickering, Charles Stransky, Dexter Zollicoffer, and Will Allan in Dartmoor Prison. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Meanwhile, in other New Stages Amplified news, on Monday evening we’ll feature the first of the New Stages Amplified concert readings, when Noah Haidle’s Smokefall takes to the Owen stage. Regular Goodman patrons might remember Noah’s work from our 2006 production of Vigils or the reading of his play Two Echos during the 2007 New Stages festival. Don’t miss it—this reading offers Chicago theaterphiles the opportunity to get a first-look at an imaginative and lyrical new work from one of the most exciting playwrights out there.

Lastly, Red is going into its final week in the Albert Theatre. If you haven't had a chance to see it get your tickets now; good seats are still available.

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