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Free reading

Join us for a free public reading of the new stage adaptation of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. In 1936, the novel was adapted into a play and theatres across the country opened productions on the same night. To commemorate the 80th anniversary of those productions, regional theatres, universities, and communities across the country will read the new adaptation by Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director Tony Taccone and screenwriter Bennett S. Cohen. The reading will take place upstairs at Creativo Loft on Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m. 

More information is available here

Saturday Series

Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists. All plays are directed and rehearsed, but are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, audience members are invited to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

October 8, 2016
By Network Playwright Trina Kakacek
Directed by Associate Artist Anna Bahow

October 15, 2016
MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT By Resident Playwright Alumnus David Barr III 

Looking for a description of each play? Click here.  

Register for Classes

Each quarter, Chicago Dramatists offers a variety of courses. Spring classes have started, but there are still sessions available.  Visit our upcoming classes page to view a summary of each course along with prices and meeting times. 

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