The Resident Playwright Program is the core program at Chicago Dramatists. Resident Playwrights enjoy six years of new-play development opportunities such as private and public readings, workshops, and productions.
While in residence, Resident Playwrights actively embrace our core values of connectivity and community by supporting their fellow writers; they serve as moderators and dramaturgs for each other and often teach in The Writer's Studio.
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Resident Playwright Alumni are playwrights who have completed their residency terms with Chicago Dramatists.