The free festival features staged readings of The Rooster Room by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes; Feathers and Teeth by Charise Castro Smith; and Another Word for Beauty by José Rivera; as well as two fully-staged workshop productions: The Upstairs Concierge by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz; and The Solid Sand Below by former Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit member Martín Zimmerman.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support this remarkable group of playwrights. More than half of the plays featured in this year’s festival are Goodman commissions, and we’re proud that our ongoing support of Latino voices has resulted in such an exciting and varied festival of new work,” says Director of New Play Development Tanya Palmer.
Approximately one third of the plays developed in the New Stages festival have gone on to receive full productions at the Goodman or other leading U.S. theaters.
The series also includes a Professionals Weekend, December 13-15, when theatergoers can experience all five plays over three days.
“With Professionals Weekend, we aim to make the Goodman a destination for theater professionals and to share these important new plays with our colleagues around the country,” adds Palmer.
For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org.