CB Goodman 2021 CV

CB GOODMAN is the Artistic Director and founder of Grackle Jack Productions based in Austin, Texas that specializes in creating new theatrical performance which 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. She currently teaches and directs 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, , Atlantic Theatre Company and Movement Theater Studio. 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 has currently been postponed due to the corona virus but hopes to make its premier at The Vortex in Austin, Texas in the near future. CB is currently workshopping  a new solo puppetry clown bouffon show with the clown theatre ensemble Spymonkey titled NOBODY, which investigates perspective, religion, and the power of naming.