ATCA Connects conversation April 19, 2022 to explore the career of Robert Falls
The April 2022 ATCA Connects conversation will honor a long-standing career that capture three decades of a great theater town’s great theater. On April 19, 2022 at 8pm Eastern, the next ATCA Connects session will feature a conversation between Robert Falls, the outgoing artistic director of Chicago’s Goodman Theatre and ATCA’s own Lou Harry.
From his early days with Wisdom Bridge Theatre through his epic production of “2666” to his bold video/hybrid pandemic production of Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside,” Falls has been a groundbreaking theater artist. Under Falls’ leadership, the Goodman Theatre produced bold work, opened its stages to other regional companies and created innovative development programs.
Lou Harry, who when he isn’t planning ATCA events is editing Quill Magazine and managing awards for the Society of Professional Journalists, will lead the conversation that will cover the evolution of the Goodman and the challenges of taking shows to Broadway (where Falls won a Tony for his “Death of a Salesman” and directed the hit “Aida”). Attendees will gain insight into Falls’ work with legends such as Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Miller, learn about his long-time artistic partnerships with playwright Rebecca Gilman, actors Brian Dennehy and Stacy Keach, and others, and find out what’s next for one of American theater’s leading creatives.
ATCA Connects events are free for ATCA members to attend. Registration (purchasing a free ticket) is required. ATCA members are able to purchase their ticket on the event page.