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Today, the Goodman named four Chicago-based writers to its Playwrights Unit — Georgette Kelly, whose “Ballast” was featured on The Kilroys List and received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play; Dianne Nora, a playwright, dramaturg, theater scholar and comedy writer who works in Chicago, Brooklyn and Dublin; Marisela Treviño Orta, semifinalist for the 2018 O’Neill Theater Center National Playwrights Conference and 2019 Kendeda Finalist (Alliance Theatre); and Stacey Rose, whose work has been presented at New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, National Black Theatre and more.
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 2019.
Additionally, the Goodman is seeking Chicago-based directors for its 2018/2019 Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship. The annual fellowship was established in 2002 to honor the memory and artistry of Goodman Associate Artistic Director Michael Maggio (1951 – 2000) who directed 22 productions at the Goodman. The selected fellow will gain access to the artistic process at the Goodman, including the opportunity to assist on a Goodman production. Submissions, 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 Jorge Silva, Producing Coordinator at Goodman Theatre (170 North Dearborn) or JorgeSilva@GoodmanTheatre.org.