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Good Kids

by Naomi Iizuka

Department of Theatre & Drama

October 2 - 12, 2014 • Arthur Miller Theatre

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Something happened to Chloe after that party last Saturday night; the problem is, she can’t remember anything. And everybody at high school is talking about what happened. Was she raped? Did she ask for it? How could those boys do that to her? Or did they? Set in a high school in the American mid-west, in a world of Facebook, Twitter, smart phones and YouTube, Good Kids explores the very public aftermath of a sex crime and its cover-up.Who’s telling the truth?Whose version of the story do you believe; and what does that say about you?

Good Kids is the first work of a New Play Initiative established by the Big Ten Theatre Consortium. This collaboration among theatre departments will commission, produce, and publicize a series of new plays by female playwrights, with a secondary goal of creating strong female roles. The Consortium chose acclaimed dramatist Naomi Iizuka for the honor of the first commission. Head of playwriting at the University of California – San Diego, Iizuka’s widely-produced plays include 36 Views, Strike-Slip, Anon(ymous), At the Vanishing Point, and Polaroid Stories. Loosely based on the Steubenville High School rape case, Good Kids is provocative, haunting and stunningly current.


This play contains profanity and adult situations.


Brendan Alpiner (Franklin, MI), Daisy Bishop (New Canaan, CT), Emma Boyden (Reno, NV), Cayley Costello (Palm Beach, FL), Lena Drake (Farmington Hills, MI), Caleb Foote (Ypsilanti, MI), Becky Gordon (San Mateo, CA), Blair Prince (Royal Oak, MI), Matt Provenza (Farmington, MI), Phil Rice (West Bloomfield, MI), Will Ropp (Darien, CT), Savannah Rounds  (Milton, MA), Hojeong Shin (Tel Aviv, Israel),

Tara Stallion (Cleveland Heights, OH)


The cast of Good Kids with playwright Naomi Iizuka

The cast of Good Kids with playwright Naomi Iizuka.



Good Kids illustration by Phoebe Gloeckner

illustration by Phoebe Gloeckner


Artistic Staff

Director Gillian Eaton
Scenic Designer Vincent Mountain
Costume Designer Christianne Myers
Lighting Designer Mary Cole
Projection Designer Colin Fulton
Sound Designer Henry Reynolds
Stage Manager Kayleigh Laymon


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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower