Chicago Dramatists nurtures playwrights of all levels with the space, resources, and collaborators needed to realize new work and thrive as artists.
New Play Development. Every day.
Chicago Dramatists is the only comprehensive playwright development center of its kind in Chicago. We focus on playwrights, giving them an artistic home no matter where they are in their development. This support has helped our playwrights win numerous Jeff nominations and awards for Best New Work in Chicago as well as countless other regional and national awards for playwriting. Our playwrights regularly see their plays produced in Chicago, on Broadway and at regional theaters throughout the country. Our playwrights are also also shaping writers' rooms in LA, sending our Chicago stories to living rooms across the world.
For nearly 40 years, Chicago Dramatists has supported playwrights at all levels of development - from apprentices to the craft to masters.
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Our courses are unparalleled. Students and participants work directly with award-winning playwrights, screenwriters, and artists including actors and directors, regularly meet industry professionals, receive showcase opportunities and have ongoing, long-term relationships with instructors and artistic staff.
Join us June 2nd for The Widows' League
Written by Steve Peterson, Directed by Kevin Christopher Fox
Diana is the Queen Bee of the Over-70 set at her Florida condo village, fighting her fear of old age by endless rounds of golf and tennis. New widow Kate joins her team and set her eyes on Jeffery, the widower who takes turns dating all the team's ladies. Total war ensues.
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