Young professionals are invited to â€œA Christmas Carol (technically speaking)â€ on November 14; â€œBuzzer and Beerâ€ on March 6, 2014; and The Third Annual â€œScene Soireeâ€ on June 21, 2014
CHICAGO, IL â€“ Goodman Theatreâ€™s Scenemakers Board, the young professionals group that supports the theater through audience development and advocacy, hosts three fundraising events and welcomes four new members in 2013/2014â€”the groupâ€™s 11th season. An auxiliary board of 33 (membership roster follows) under the leadership of President Lauren Blair, the Scenemakers contributed $70,000 last year to support the Goodmanâ€™s new play development initiatives and Education and Community Engagement programming. The 2013/2014 Seasonâ€™s three events include: â€œA Christmas Carol (Technically Speaking)â€ on November 14; â€œBuzzer and Beerâ€ on March 6, 2014; and the Scenemakersâ€™ signature fundraiser, the 3rd annual â€œScene Soireeâ€ on June 21, 2014. All events except the Scene Soiree take place at the Goodman.
â€œThis season, the Scenemakers and our event-goers head even further behind-the-scenes of the Goodman,â€ said Scenemakers Board President Lauren Blair. â€œIâ€™m incredibly proud of the ways in which weâ€™ve contributed to works and programs on stage and off, and that weâ€™re providing a unique way for young professionals in Chicago to support groundbreaking art.â€
About the 2013/2014 Events
â€œA Christmas Carol (Technically Speaking)â€
Thursday, November 14 | 6pm Reception / 7:30pm Tech rehearsal viewing / 8pm Conversation | $50
Tickets available at GoodmanTheatre.org/ACCTech or 312.443.3800
An exclusive viewing of technical rehearsalâ€”when the scenic, costume, lighting and sound elements are integrated with the action on stageâ€”for A Christmas Carol. Henry Wishcamper, who marks his first time directing â€œthe crown jewel of the holiday seasonâ€ (Daily Herald), discusses his vision for the 36th annual production over drinks, hors dâ€™oeuvres and a peek behind-the-scenes.
â€œBuzzer and Beerâ€
Thursday, March 6, 2014 | 6pm Reception / 7:30pm Performance | $60
Tickets available starting Monday, November 4 at 312.443.3800
Mingle with cast members and Goodman artists in the theaterâ€™s private rehearsal space before and after a viewing of the Chicago-premiere production of Buzzer, Tracey Scott Wilsonâ€™s provocative new play. Over craft beer and hors dâ€™oeuvres, Goodman artists share details about their work on the show.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 | $85
Location and other details TBA | GoodmanTheatre.org/Scene14
The Scenemakersâ€™ signature fundraiser, the Scene Soiree, started in 2012, and in 2013 drew more than 300 of Chicagoâ€™s foremost young professionals and raised $45,000 towards the Goodman Theatreâ€™s General Theatre Studies (GTS) Summer Program for Chicago youth. An evening of music from one of Chicagoâ€™s hottest DJs, artistically blended cocktails and hors dâ€™oeuvres and a silent auction featuring exclusive items. All proceeds once again benefit GTS, which gives students aged 14 to 19 the opportunity to develop critical thinking, literacy and storytelling and skills from local theater professionals.