Goodman Theatre kicks off the brand new 12 months with a brand new play: Christina Anderson’s poignant, transporting and quietly subversive story of racial justice, political legacy and household forgiveness, The ripple, the wave that carried me house—winner of the distinguished 2022 Horton Foote Prize, awarded to “an unique work of remarkable high quality.”

Jackson Homosexual directs the solid of 4, that includes Brianna Buckley(Gayle/Younger Chipper Bold Black Lady), Christiana Clark (Janice), Ronald L. Conner (Edwin) and Aneisa J. Hicks (Helen); understudies for the manufacturing can be introduced quickly.

A co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, the ripple, the wave that carried me house seems January 13 – February 12, 2023 within the 350-seat versatile Owen Theatre; opening evening is Monday, January 23. Tickets ($15 –$45, topic to vary) can be found beginning November 18 at or by cellphone at 312-443-3800.

The Goodman is grateful for the help of the Goodman Girls’s Board (Main Manufacturing Sponsor), Russell Reynolds Associates (Contributing Sponsor) and The Elizabeth Morse Charitable Belief (Lead Funder of IDEAA Programming).

Goodman Theater in Chicago, Photo courtesy of the Goodman Theater
Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Photograph courtesy of the Goodman Theatre


In the ripple, the wave that carried me house, it’s Sixties Kansas, and Janice’s dad and mom are outstanding activists preventing for the combination of public swimming swimming pools. After Janice grows other than her household and begins a brand new life distant, she is requested to return to her hometown to talk at a ceremony honoring her father. She should resolve whether or not she’s able to reckon together with her political inheritance—and a previous she’s tried to neglect.


The inventive group consists of Todd Rosenthal (Set Design); Montana Levi Blanco (Costume Design); Jason Lynch (Lighting Design); Noel Nichols (Unique Music and Sound Design). Casting is by Lauren Port, CSA and Rachael Jimenez, CSA. Kaitlyn Kitzmiller is the Stage Supervisor.

Christina Anderson is a 2022 Tony Award nominee for Excellent E-book of the Broadway musical for Paradise Sq.. She is a playwright, screenwriter, educator, and inventive. Performs embody Easy methods to Catch Creationpen/man/shipMan in Love, and Good Items.

Her work has appeared on the Goodman Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Competition, The Public Theater, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kansas Metropolis Repertory, and different theatres in the US and Canada.

Awards and honors embody: 2022 Horton Foote Prize, 2021 Prince Prize, 2020 United States Artists Fellow, MacDowell Fellowship, Lily Awards Harper Lee Prize, Herb Alpert Award nomination, Barrymore nomination, and New Dramatists Residency. She taught playwriting on the David Geffen College of Drama, Wesleyan College, Rutgers College, SUNY Buy School, and served because the interim Head of Playwriting at Brown College. Present initiatives: a set of performs to be printed by Tripwire Harlot Press within the fall of 2022, Public Theater fee for the stage adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon, and Ericka Huggins’s biographical screenplay.

Jackson Homosexual’s latest credit embody Wait Till Darkish (Dorset Theatre Competition); Karen Hartman’s Goldie, Max & Milk (Volt Competition 59e59); Limitless Loop of Gratitude with New Neighborhood (New Ohio’s Ice Manufacturing facility); Lucy Thurber’s Transfers for Audible, MCC, and New York Stage & Movie; When Harry (Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater); Lover Beloved with Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik (Alley Theatre); God’s Ear and The Seagull (Juilliard); Kleptocracy by Kenneth Lin (Enviornment Stage); These Paper Bullets! by Rolin Jones with music by Billie Joe Armstrong (New Neighborhood, Atlantic, Geffen, Yale Rep – Critics Choose Time Out NY, Finest Manufacturing and Adaptation LA Sage Awards, Time Out Los Angeles, Connecticut Critics Circle Award Finest Manufacturing and Finest Director). Jackson is co-producing creative director of New Neighborhood (

Jackson and New Neighborhood lately joined forces with Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and The Commissary to supply Why Would I Dare: The Trial of Crystal Mason. In collaboration with Dan Butler and DMNDR, New Neighborhood produced the primary 24-hour studying of Filibustered and Unfiltered: America Reads the Mueller Report, which impressed greater than a dozen different occasions throughout the nation and was featured in every single place from the Los Angeles Occasions (“a live-theater summer season sensation!”) to Breitbart Information (“the only most boring and pointless method to waste your time!”). MFA Directing Yale College of Drama.

THE COMPANY OF the ripple, the wave that carried me house (in alphabetical order)

For photographs, bios and extra details about the artists, go to the Play Detail Page.

Gayle/Younger Chipper Bold Black Lady…Brianna Buckley
Janice………………..Christiana Clark
Edwin…………………Ronald L. Conner
Helen…………………Aneisa J. Hicks

Set Design by Todd Rosenthal
Costume Design by Montana Levi Blanco
Lighting Design by Jason Lynch
Unique Music and Sound Design by Noel Nichols

Casting is by Lauren Port, CSA and Rachael Jimenez, CSA. Kaitlyn Kitzmiller is the Stage Supervisor.


Go to Goodman for extra details about Goodman Theatre’s accessibility efforts.

Contact Tour and Audio-Described Efficiency: Saturday, February 5, 12:30pm Contact Tour; 2pm efficiency – The motion/textual content is audibly enhanced for patrons by way of headset. NOTE: Contact Excursions for the 2022/2023 Season is not going to have entry to the stage as a result of present well being and security protocols, however will characteristic alternate pre-show sensory introductions.

ASL-Interpreted: Saturday, February 11 at 2pm – An American Signal Language interpreter indicators the motion/textual content as performed.

Spanish Subtitles: Saturday February 11 at 8pm.

Open-Captioned: Sunday, February 12 at 2pm – An LED signal presents dialogue in sync with the efficiency.


Chicago s theater since 1925, Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit arts and group group within the coronary heart of the Loop, distinguished by the excellence and scope of its creative programming and group engagement. The theater’s creative priorities embody new play improvement (greater than 150 world or American premieres), giant scale musical theater works and reimagined classics. Artists and productions have earner two Pulitzer Prizes, 22 Tony Awards and greater than 160 Jeff Awards, amongst different accolades. The Goodman is the primary theater on the planet to supply all 10 performs in August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle.” Its longtime annual vacation custom A Christmas Carol, now in its fifth decade, has created a brand new technology of theatergoers in Chicago. The Goodman additionally ceaselessly serves as a manufacturing and program accomplice with nationwide and worldwide corporations and Chicago’s Off-Loop theaters.

Utilizing the instruments of the theatrical career, the Goodman’s Schooling and Engagement applications intention to develop generations of residents who perceive the cultures and tales of numerous voices. The Goodman’s Alice Rapoport Middle for Schooling and Engagement is the house of those applications, that are supplied freed from cost for Chicago youth—85% of whom come from underserved communities—faculties and life-long learners.

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Goodman Theatre was based by William O. Goodman and his household in honor of their son Kenneth, an vital determine in Chicago’s cultural renaissance within the early 1900s.

The Goodman household’s legacy lives on via the continued work and dedication of Kenneth’s household, together with Albert Ivar Goodman, who along with his late mom, Edith-Marie Appleton, contributed the required funds for the creation on the brand new Goodman middle in 2000.

At the moment, Goodman Theatre is led by Inventive Director Robert Falls (Susan V. Sales space will assume that position this fall) and Govt Director Roche Schulfer. Theater management additionally consists of the distinguished members of the Inventive Collective: Rebecca Gilman, Dael Orlandersmith, Henry Godinez, Steve Scott, Kimberly Senior, Chuck Smith, Regina Taylor and Mary Zimmerman. Jeff Hesse is Chairman of Goodman Theatre’s Board of Trustees, Fran Del Boca is Girls’s Board President and Craig McCaw is President of the Scenemakers Board for younger professionals.


Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a storefront stage to a world chief in revolutionary theatre. The nonprofit has offered a welcoming house for rising and established artists since 1968. Exhibits at Berkeley Rep, which have gone on to win six Tony Awards, seven Obie Awards, 9 Drama Desk Awards, one Grammy Award, one Pulitzer Prize, and lots of different honors. Berkeley Rep acquired the Tony Award for Excellent Regional Theatre in 1997.

To formalize, improve, and broaden the processes by which Berkeley Rep makes theatre, The Floor Ground: Berkeley Rep’s Middle for the Creation and Improvement of New Work was launched in 2012. The Berkeley Rep College of Theatre engages and educates some 20,000 folks a 12 months and options nationally acknowledged teen applications. Berkeley Rep’s bustling services—which additionally embody the 400-seat Peet’s Theatre, the 600-seat Roda Theatre, and a campus in West Berkeley—are serving to revitalize a famend metropolis.