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Henry Godinez

HENRY GODINEZ is Resident Artistic Associate at the Goodman Theatre, and director of Goodman’s Latino Theatre Festival. Most recently for the Goodman, he fostered the co-production of Pedro Paramo with Teatro Buendia of Cuba, which premiered at Goodman in March of 2013. Also at Goodman he has directed The Sins of Sor Juana, Boleros for the Disenchanted (also world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre), Regina Taylor’s Millennium Mambo, Straight as a Line, The Cook, Mariela in the Desert, Electricidad, Zoot Suit, and the Goodman/Teatro Vista co-production of Cloud Tectonics. Other Chicago credits: A Civil War Christmas (Northlight), A Year With Frog and Toad, Esperanza Rising (Chicago Children’s Theatre 2006, 2013), Two Sisters and a Piano (Apple Tree), and Anna in the Tropics (Victory Gardens). Godinez is the co-founder and former artistic director of Teatro Vista and has directed at Portland Center Stage, Signature Theatre Company in NYC, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Colorado Shakespeare Festival. He is the recipient of the 1999 TCG Alan Schneider Directing Award, the Distinguished Service Award from the Lawyers for the Creative Arts, the 2008 Chicago Latino Network’s Latino Professional of the Year, and in 2010, was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn to the Illinois Arts Council. Born in Havana, Cuba, Mr. Godinez is an associate professor at Northwestern University where he serves on the Editorial Board of the NU Press, and also proudly serves on the Board of Directors of Albany Park Theatre Project.

Bio as of 3/2014