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.
We first received a tour of their two theater spaces, both of which currently had shows on stage.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Above are some examples of props from previous productions.
Our final stop was a small hand props storage room.
That is all the Time we have for this week!