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Pictured (l to r): Alex Lubischer, Nancy García Loza, Monty Cole, and Steve Pickering.
Goodman Theatre has announced today the four Chicago-based writers who will make up the company’s 2019/2020 Playwrights Unit—Monty Cole, a playwright and director whose work has been seen at the Goodman,
Center Theatre Group, American Theatre Company, Court
Theatre and more; Nancy García Loza, whose audio play BRAVA: a folktale
con música, was recently featured as part of Make-Believe Association’s inaugural season; Alex Lubischer, a Jeff Award-winning playwright (BOBBI CLEARLY) and three-time finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference; and Steve Pickering, a longtime Chicago actor and playwright whose recent work includes an adaptation of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA.
The Playwrights Unit, in partnership with Chicago Dramatists, meets bi-monthly to discuss their commissioned plays-in-progress with the Goodman’s artistic team. The residency culminates in a public staged
reading of each new play in Summer 2020.
Additionally, the Goodman is seeking a Chicago-based director for its 2019/2020 Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship. The selected fellow will gain access to the artistic process at the Goodman, including the opportunity to serve as assistant director on a Goodman production. Submissions (deadline October 1, 2019), including a resume, reviews of previous work, two letters of reference and a detailed statement of personal and artistic goals, can be sent directly to Adam Belcuore, Managing Producer at Goodman Theatre (170 North Dearborn) or AdamBelcuore [at] GoodmanTheatre.org.