Henry Godinez
Published June 16, 2017
Updated April 13, 2021

Henry Godinez is a professor in the department of theatre at Northwestern University and the resident artistic associate at the Goodman Theatre, where he also served as the director of the Latino Theatre Festival. His Goodman directing credits include José Rivera’s Boleros for the Disenchanted and The Sins of Sor Juana by Karen Zacarías.

Godinez is the co-founder and former artistic director of Teatro Vista and has directed at Yale Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre Company in New York, Portland Center Stage, Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Indiana Repertory Theatre. As an actor, his credits include Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, The Old Globe Theatre and the Kennedy Center. Godinez was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn in 2010 to the Illinois Arts Council, where he serves on its executive committee.

Expertise: Cuban theater, Latino theater, cultural exchange, performance

Location: Chicago, Ill.

E-mail: hgodinez@northwestern.edu

Phone: (847) 491-3157

Twitter: @HenryDGodinez

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