Candelabra and hardhats

Goodman Theatre

On the final stop of our tour of Chicago theaters is the largest of all, the Goodman Theatre. The Goodman is the city’s oldest nonprofit theater, and Alice Maguire has been properties supervisor there for nearly thirty years.

Behind the set at the Goodman
Behind the set at the Goodman

We first received a tour of their two theater spaces, both of which currently had shows on stage.

Strange Management
Strange Management

Down in the basement, we got to see the various crew offices. The actual production shop and warehouses are located off-site, but all the departments have at least a small home in the theater itself. I loved this sign for “Strange Management.”

Dye vat and sink
Dye vat and sink

The costume shop had this great dye vat setup where a stainless steel chute connected the vat to a sink. I’m sure this made rinsing so much easier.

Food sink only
Food sink only

The props running room had all the conveniences of a regular prop shop, including a food prep sink. The signs remind everyone to be Kind and not use the sink for personal objects.

Random storage
Random storage

Little storage areas were scattered around the room. I am interested to know the evolution of how these little drawers came to hold all their random items.

Candelabra and hardhats
Candelabra and hardhats

Above are some examples of props from previous productions.

Touring hand props storage
Touring hand props storage

Our final stop was a small hand props storage room.

Patrick finds a bucket
Patrick finds a bucket
Clocks and phones
Clocks and phones

That is all the Time we have for this week!

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