CB Goodman

Expertise

Directing, Acting, Movement

CB GOODMAN is the Artistic Director and founder of Grackle Jack Productions based in Austin, Texas that specializes in creating new theatrical performance that incorporates disparate source materials, original writing, clown, bouffon, drag, historical events, and objects. Her work as a director, writer, designer, performer and puppeteer has been presented at venues in Austin, New Orleans, Charlotte, and New York City; and she has worked with such artists as Obie and Bessie award-winning theatre artist Dan Hurlin, director, designer, and puppet artists Tom Lee, Chris Green, and Lake Simons, and fifth-generation traditional puppetry master Koryu Nishikawa V, whose company has been named an Intangible Cultural Asset by the city of Tokyo. CB Goodman collaborates with multiple emerging and established artists and curated a puppetry festival, Puppet BloK, at Dixon Place in New York City. She currently teaches Fundamentals of Acting and Movement for Performance as well as directed The Wolves and the Edinburg Fringe Festival devised play Beauty Pageant Murder: The Fall of Don Swan at Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts. She has also taught multiple workshops in making new work, experimental writing for the stage, solo playmaking, devising, puppetry, and comedic improvisation. She was a 2017 Target Margin Theatre Institute Fellow and a former artist-in-resident at Dixon Place; she holds and MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, a BS in filmmaking from The University of Texas at Austin, and trained with Philippe Gaulier, Complicité, SITI Company, and Atlantic Theatre Company. Her last project, *some humans were harmed in the making of this show, a drag puppetry self-help testimony play based on the life of Topsy the elephant, made two of Austin’s top ten theatre lists of 2018 and was nominated for 10 B. Iden Payne Awards and won 4. Her most recent project, Bite Me, produced by Grackle Jack Productions is directed by Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri and devised and performed by Hilary Chaplain and CB Goodman.  It examines Snow White through the lens of bad feminists, using magic, music, live puppet movies, and macho stand up to celebrate the power of our collective stupidity in hopes for an equal society.  It will have its world premiere at The Vortex in Austin, Texas May 22, 2020. CB will also be premiering a new solo piece in January 2020 called Flashmandments (crap place holder title) at Frontera Fest which takes her love of the movies Flash Gordon and The Ten Commandments and mixes them with her childhood fantasy of being adopted by Brooke Shields. Hot hail will make an appearance. 

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  • CB GOODMAN is the Artistic Director and founder of Grackle Jack Productions based in Austin, Texas that specializes in creating new theatrical performance that incorporates disparate source materials, original writing, clown, bouffon, drag, historical events, and objects. Her work as a director, writer, designer, performer and puppeteer has been presented at venues in Austin, New Orleans, Charlotte, and New York City; and she has worked with such artists as Obie and Bessie award-winning theatre artist Dan Hurlin, director, designer, and puppet artists Tom Lee, Chris Green, and Lake Simons, and fifth-generation traditional puppetry master Koryu Nishikawa V, whose company has been named an Intangible Cultural Asset by the city of Tokyo. CB Goodman collaborates with multiple emerging and established artists and curated a puppetry festival, Puppet BloK, at Dixon Place in New York City. She currently teaches Fundamentals of Acting and Movement for Performance as well as directed The Wolves and the Edinburg Fringe Festival devised play Beauty Pageant Murder: The Fall of Don Swan at Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts. She has also taught multiple workshops in making new work, experimental writing for the stage, solo playmaking, devising, puppetry, and comedic improvisation. She was a 2017 Target Margin Theatre Institute Fellow and a former artist-in-resident at Dixon Place; she holds and MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College, a BS in filmmaking from The University of Texas at Austin, and trained with Philippe Gaulier, Complicité, SITI Company, and Atlantic Theatre Company. Her last project, *some humans were harmed in the making of this show, a drag puppetry self-help testimony play based on the life of Topsy the elephant, made two of Austin’s top ten theatre lists of 2018 and was nominated for 10 B. Iden Payne Awards and won 4. Her most recent project, Bite Me, produced by Grackle Jack Productions is directed by Spymonkey’s Aitor Basauri and devised and performed by Hilary Chaplain and CB Goodman.  It examines Snow White through the lens of bad feminists, using magic, music, live puppet movies, and macho stand up to celebrate the power of our collective stupidity in hopes for an equal society.  It will have its world premiere at The Vortex in Austin, Texas May 22, 2020. CB will also be premiering a new solo piece in January 2020 called Flashmandments (crap place holder title) at Frontera Fest which takes her love of the movies Flash Gordon and The Ten Commandments and mixes them with her childhood fantasy of being adopted by Brooke Shields. Hot hail will make an appearance. 

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  • For a complete resume please go to

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  • Upcoming Performances:

    Flashmandments (crap place holder title) - Frontera Fest; January 2020; created by CB Goodman; produced by Grackle Jack Productions, Austin, TX

    Bite Me - The Vortex; May - June 2020; directed by Aitor Basauri and devised and created by CB Goodman and Hilary Chaplain; produced by Grackle Jack Productions, Austin, TX


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    Director CB Goodman gives us the play-by-play on how the cast of The Wolves is preparing for performance.