Goodman Theatre Announces its 2017-2018 PLAYWRIGHT UNIT Preview – Five New Residents

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.

Goodman Theatre NEW PLAYWRIGHT UNIT
Kristin Idaszak Photo courtesy of The Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre NEW PLAYWRIGHT UNIT
Sam Collier Photo courtesy of the Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre NEW PLAYWRIGHT UNIT
Nigel O'Hearn Photo courtesy of the Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre NEW PLAYWRIGHT UNIT
Ricardo Gamboa Photo courtesy of The Goodman Theatre
Goodman Theatre NEW PLAYWRIGHT UNIT
Isaac Gomez Photo courtesy of The Goodman Theatre
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