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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.


Programs are made possible by your generous support. Make a gift TODAY!

Develop your craft and expand your network with The Writer's Studio classes and Writers' Resources!

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. 

Resources include:

    • Script reviews
    • Table readings
    • Writers' groups
    • First Draft Reading Series membership
    • Exclusive notification of submission opportunities 

New students get $50 off!

Join Us for Saturday Series This Week:

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Most Saturdays at 2:00pm, Chicago Dramatists presents a reading of a play-in-progress. Rehearsed and staged minimally, this program is devised for the playwright to hear their play through the bodies of actors, and to experience it in real-time with you, the audience. After each reading, a short discussion is moderated by a member of the artistic staff. Come be a part of new play development! 

Our upcoming schedule can be found here: Saturday Series

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