Script Review - $175.00
Table Readings - $220 flat fee plus $20 per actor
Chicago Dramatists is now offering one table reading per month to playwrights who want to hear their work read aloud by professional actors, in a private setting, with a professional director or dramaturg facilitating the discussion. We understand how essential this step is to the development of a new work and we strive to offer the most fruitful experience possible for each writer.
Our staff works with each writer to find a date, cast actors who are not just appropriate but who are well-versed in reading and responding to new work, and engage a director or dramaturg who is well-suited to the project.
Submitted plays are evaluated to ensure that they are appropriate for this stage of development. When a play is accepted and a date has been mutually agreed upon by the playwright and the Chicago Dramatists staff, we issue an invoice for the cost of the table reading. The invoice must be paid within 15 days of agreeing upon the date in order to reserve the slot.
If you have a script that you would like to submit for a table reading please fill out this form and then email a .pdf of your play to email@example.com with the subject line "Table Reading." Please understand that table readings are not meant to be a showcase to get your script produced. If you feel your script is production-ready and does not need further development, this is not the program for you.