Original work

PLAYS/ORIGINAL PERFORMANCE (most titles below are linked to more info)

janna_banners_voodoo-theater_1200x600-1You Are Reminded That Your Safety is Your Own Responsibility  Comic encounters with wildlife and nature’s fury, with human predators, bullies and psychopaths, and with–perhaps the most daunting of all forces–the fearful Self all unfold in landscapes of the American West. Goodwin looks for, and ultimately finds meaning and a sense of belonging (if not security) in human relationships, in stories, and in an acceptance of time, physics, and other comfortingly observable phenomena. Directed by Lee Massaro. Solo theatre performance (Writer, performer).

Face: Online, live and immediate theatre for teens in a wireless world  Seven high school students in their senior year grapple–online and face-to-face–with identity, sexuality, relationships, expectations and questions of integrity in this high-energy, rhythmic musical theatre piece about coming-of-age in America today. A collaboration with Modern Muse Theatre (Writer; creative director)

LaughingStock A politically-incorrect college comedy group crosses a line with one of their sketches, and there’s hell to pay. Full length play (Writer with Ethan Karson)

Just Pretend Everything is Perfectly Normal

Collaborative evening of one acts with Diana Buirski, co-directed with Angela Astle. Playwright Theatre, 2008.

Just Pretend Everything is Perfectly Normal  A mother-themed evening of original one-acts Playwright Theatre, Denver, CO

Mothers Day An exhausted new mother hallucinates a dinner party where murder comes to seem like a reasonable way to escape boredom, drudgery, gender roles and disappointments. (Writer, director)

Pointers A narcissistic hair stylist opines to her client about the world, politics, life and her daughter while wielding sharp scissors. (Writer, director, performer). First presented at Ko Festival of Performance, Amherst

If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now In the hours following a bitter fight and breakup with her girlfriend, Charlie is unable to find her 12-year-old  daughter, Christina  (Writer, director, performer)

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The House Not Touched By Death

In the emergency room, 90-year-old Katie Fino can hear the gaida player and knows it’s the end; she wishes the doctor would help her say goodbye instead of trying to save her; meanwhile, Louis- in the prime of his life- has just been given the worst news ever. Dr. Valiance is the antihero in this rollicking musical about doctors and mortality. Full length musical, first written as a radio play. Staged by Pilgrim Theatre. Boston, MA. Sponsored by Hospice of New England on tour. Directed by Kim Mancuso (Writer, performer)

MUSIC CLIP

 

Before You Go; Horses and La Chair (Flesh) Three short pieces. National Shakespeare Conservatory, New York; The Colorado Shakespeare Festival AIDS Cabaret (Writer, performer)

Serving Time  A young American woman answers an ad for a pen pal in the Personals in the L.A. Weekly, and begins a correspondence with prisoner in France. Soon, each is a lifeline for the other. Created from real letters between an American woman and an Algerian bank robber at Fresnes Prison. Ko Festival of Performance. Directed by Sabrina Hamilton (Translator, writer, performer)

A Little Café On Watercourse Way Strider is smart, competent, responsible and bored to distraction with the everyday patterns of existence in their efficient, problem-free world. Flier is a transmogrifying spirit who teases, goads and inspires Strider until they partner to open a scrappy coffee shop on a riverbank where anything can happen. Full length musical play. National Shakespeare Conservatory, New York (Writer, director, performer, producer)

OTHER WORK (Various: collaborations, directing, video, composing, etc)

Five Two Eight O. Community-based storytelling-arts-dialogue collaboration with Daniel Horsey and residents of Denver neighborhoods (Teaching artist/co-director)

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Faith and Clover. Directed by Sheila Siragusa. University of Massachusetts theatre workshop. (Writer, performer)

Keeping a Breast. In this brilliant, comic, virtuoso solo (a personal narrative) a woman desperately seeks alternative treatment for breast cancer while coming to grips with the terrifying persistence of the disease. Script and performance by B.J. Goodwin (no relation). Ko Festival of Performance; New England tour (Director)

Eve One-woman performance by Lesley Farlow. Thorne’s Marketplace, Northampton, MA (Director)

Undiscovered Country Music theatre/performance piece. Colorado Shakespeare Festival New Works Series (Writer, director)

What You Left Behind (the Mark Johnson monologue). Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Writer, performer)

The Third Day  Experimental performance video. Created and directed by Wendy Woodson (Performer; sound composer)

Treating Me Video about health care providers and women living with HIV/AIDS. Dist. by New England AIDS Education & Training Center (Videographer/Producer) 

Karaoke Night Center for Human Resources Development (Director, producer with Andrew Martin)

The Dream Theater/mask/puppetry, Peter Lobdell. Eugene O’Neill Center (Director, composer)

CREATED WITH STUDENTS

Origins In collaboration with Daniel Valdez (Teaching artist, scriptwriter)

So, You Think You’ve Got Consent. Student sketch comedy/dialogue with and by students of OutRegis! Improv and Sketch Ensemble. Produced by the It’s On Us Campaign, the Regis Violence Program (Teaching artist)

Synecdoche. Culminating script and performance with and by students of Performing Changes, a Regis course in devised and community-based theatre (Teaching artist/director)

Those Whose Arms Are Open Crossroads Theatre on the Rail. (Teaching artist/director, devising with students of Denver Venture Charter School, Regis students and kocoloco community-based arts)

MUSIC THEATRE: Composition/chorus/choreography

Othello by William Shakespeare, Colorado Shakespeare Festival, directed by Lynn Nichols (composer)

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, CU, Boulder, directed by Lynn Nichols (Composer/choreographer)