Goodman Theatre Tackles Trayvon Martin Killing

The Goodman will present six 10-minute works as part of a March 3 production

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    FILE - This undated file family photo shows Trayvon Martin. Martin was slain in the town of Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012, in a shooting that set off a nationwide furor over race and justice. (AP Photo/Martin Family, File)

    The Goodman Theatre in Chicago is the latest company to join a national push to stage a night of short plays about the killing of Trayvon Martin.

    The Goodman will present six 10-minute works as part of a March 3 production of "Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon Martin, Race and Privilege."

    Other theater companies that have signed on to present the works this season include the Center Theatre Group of Los Angeles, The Public Theater in New York City, the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles and the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company of Washington D.C.

    The 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Martin sparked a nationwide debate about race and self-defense. George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer at the time, said he shot the unarmed teen to protect himself.