Grantee Profile

Goodman Theatre

Grants to Goodman Theatre

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — This grant will provide renewed multi-year general operating support to the Goodman Theatre, the largest nonprofit theatre in Chicago. It has been locally, nationally and internationally recognized for its productions and community programs that engage increasingly diverse Chicago communities in a cultural dialogue. Over the past three decades the Goodman Theatre has produced over one hundred new plays, including 26 world premieres by playwrights of color including David Henry Hwang's Chinglish; Tanya Saracho's El Nogalar; MacArthur Fellow Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined and Ifa Bayeza's The Ballad of Emmett Till. Goodman's productions reach 255,000 theatergoers annually and provide theatre experiences free of charge to nearly 3,000 high school students.

  • $15,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Belarus Free Theatre's presentation of "Being Harold Pinter."

  • $30,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Eugene O'Neill Festival, "O'Neill in the 21st Century."

  • $360,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2003 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over four years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Goodman Theatre $980,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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