The Goodman Theatre has announced five new members who have joined the Playwrights Unit, a year-long residency in partnership with Chicago Dramatists. These include:
Sam Collier, finalist for The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s 2017 National Playwright Conference for
her play, Daisy Violet the Bitch Beast King;
Ricardo Gamboa, recipient of the MacArthur International Connections Award and Joyce Award;
Isaac Gomez, the 2017 artistic curator for the Chicago Park District’s Theater on the Lake;
Kristin Idaszak, recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and the Jean Kennedy
Smith Playwriting Award for her play Second Skin;
and Nigel O’Hearn, whose work has been presented as part of the Chicago Fringe Festival, International
Ibsen Festival and more.
The Playwrights Unit meets bi-monthly to discuss their plays-in-progress with the Goodman’s artistic
team. The residency culminates in a staged reading of each new play in summer 2018.
For more information visit the Goodman Theatre’s website.