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For Community | Goodman Theatre

For Community

Current Programming

  • Arts in Action

    Arts in Action

    For General Audiences

    A civic engagement series designed to enhance the theatergoing experience by connecting audiences with issues reflected in Goodman productions, and the organizations and initiatives that address these issues.

  • GeNarrations


    For Chicagoland Adults Aged 55+

    A storytelling performance workshop in which participants develop personal narrative performance pieces based on themes in Goodman productions, which they are then invited to perform in a public forum. The Goodman offers at least three seven-week sessions each season, with up to 20 participants in each session. This program is presented in collaboration with the City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services as well as session-specific community based organizations.

On Hiatus



    For General Audiences

    A series of community conversations that explore how the themes of a Goodman production intersect with contemporary issues in Chicago—and beyond.

  • InterGens


    For Young Adults and Lifelong Learners

    This multigenerational program brings together high school students and experienced story tellers to create original devised work that considers perspectives of all ages. Open to Chicagoland residents 14 years of age and older, this program culminates in a public performance.

  • Nourish


    For Leaders in Chicago Communities

    This partnership between the Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) and Goodman Theatre aims to develop greater local capacity for arts-based community-led transformation. The multi-year initiative annually selects a cohort of Chicago based artists and activists who develop projects designed to find solutions to community-identified issues to help build a better Chicago.