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Owen Theatre | Goodman Theatre

Owen Theatre

A 350-seat courtyard-style performance space (with flexibility to seat up to 468), the Owen Bruner Goodman Theatre—with a stage that can be configured as a thrust, end stage, runway or in-the-round arena—offers an intimate theater-going experience. The birthplace of dozens of new American plays, including Lynn Nottage’s Pulizer Prize-winning Ruined, and home to the annual New Stages Festival of new work, “the Owen” has hosted artists of note including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tom Hardy, Kristofer Diaz, Tanya Saracho, Horton Foote and more.

The theater is named in honor of the grandfather of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, for whom Goodman Theatre is named.


In the Owen

  • the ripple, the wave that carried me home

    the ripple, the wave that carried me home

    By Christina Anderson
    Directed by Jackson Gay

    Jan 13 - Feb 12, 2023

    A family responds to injustice and a daughter reckons with her political inheritance in this new play by “a poet, a playwright to pay attention to” (Variety).

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  • Layalina


    By Martin Yousif Zebari
    Directed by Sivan Battat

    March 3 - April 2, 2023

    A surprising new play about how families fall apart—and find each other again—amidst turbulent global and social change.

  • Antonio's Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son

    Antonio's Song / I Was Dreaming of a Son

    By Dael Orlandersmith & Antonio Edwards Suarez
    Directed by Mark Clements

    April 28 - May 28, 2023

    A poetic journey of a dancer/artist/father questioning the balance of his passions—art, culture, family.