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    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 6
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    Screenwriting Lab 3.0 
    Instructor: Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke

    For students who have completed the Screenwriting Lab 1.0 and 2.0, or are advanced in their writing and understanding of screenwriting. There will be ample time allotted for participants to bring in their works in progress.  We will discuss how every story is at its essence a mystery, set ups and pay offs, secondary story lines,  rewrites, killer titles, and the nuts & bolts/tips & tricks of getting your screenplay out in the world.

    This class meets every other week in order to give participants breathing space to work on their scripts.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Class Dates 6/24; 7/15; 7/29; 8/19; 9/9; 9/23
    Time Slot 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Notes N/A

     Pre-requisite: Screenwriting 1.0, 2.0 or permission of instructor

    • 01 Jul 2018
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 1
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    Instructor: Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents 

    This is a private invitation only course.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Class Dates 7/1; 7/22; 8/12; 8/26; 9/16; 9/30
    Time Slot 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Notes N/A

     

    • 10 Sep 2018
    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Live Storytelling Workshop
    with Instructor Janna Sobel 

    Live Storytelling empowers writers, performers, comedians, public speakers...everyone!...to tell compelling, entertaining live personal stories. Focusing on the 5-10 minute format of popular live storytelling events, we give you narrative tools to illuminate personal experience, and bring your truth and presence to the stage with comfort, skill and joy. 

    In a fun, dynamic, supportive environment, you will learn:

    • to apply narrative structure to personal stories
    • to use dramatic elements to heighten tension and raise stakes
    • to use sensory and descriptive detail to bring listeners into a moment
    • to develop and hone your unique voice
    • to be emotionally honest
    • to tell the (sometimes challenging, always important) truth
    • to enhance stories with character, humor and movement
    • to start and end strong
    • to interact well with an audience
    • to honor time limits, and accomplish what you want within any venue's parameters
    Classes consist of playful games and exercises that are both skill-building and generative, followed by inquiry and discussion. There is also a development and feedback component. Each student will craft and perform three different stories over the course of eight weeks, and will receive personal feedback from the instructor, and from the class as test-audience. Through the process of revision, students hone their work and witness the unique perspective that each teller brings to the stage. The class will culminate with a Chicago-style Live Storytelling event.

    Prerequisite: None

    For more information (and there is a lot) on Janna please click here.

    Sessions/Weekday 8 Mondays
    Start/End Date Sep 10 - Oct 29
    Time Slot 6:30pm-9:30pm
    Notes
    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Writing the Political or Social Play
    Instructor: Douglas Post - Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble 

    Are you looking to sharpen your skill in writing political or social theatre? In challenging times theatre has always played an impactful role in raising issues and rousing communities to take action. Through analysis of works by playwrights who have spoken to the tenor of their times, you will build on your own work each week, making it much more provocative and powerful.

    Prerequisites: Essentials 1 or Essentials Bootcamp


    NOTE: Writers should bring 11 copies of a 10-page scene from their play to the first session.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Wednesdays
    Start/End Date Sep 12 - Oct 17  (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes This is an all Tier special topic

    About Special Topics Courses

    Special Topics coursework is designed to focus on and often expand upon important topics presented in the Tiered tracks. Various formats are offered, from  the 2-day bootcamps where you will get a concentrated introduction or taste of other workshops, to intensives that take you through 3-4 days of targeted exercises, or the 6-7 week classes that deep-dive into important skill-building for progression of work.

    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 4
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    The Rewrite 
    Instructor: Interim Artistic Director Dana Lynn Formby

    In this course, you will learn the best practices of rewriting. Create both a tracking document and an image tracker to detail your story, answer in detail the universal vs specific aspects of your work, show how your choices translate in the mind of the audience, journal your writing process to discover patterns and show growth, plus much more.

    Prerequisites: Writing the Full-length 2 or prior playwriting coursework resulting in a full-length play


    Where: On-line using Zoom or Google Hangouts. You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting site prior to class. You must have a solid internet connection along with a computer with working speakers so you can hear and a microphone so that the class and instructor can hear you.  A working camera is a bonus, but not 100% necessary. Pdfs will be shared via email or GoogleDocs prior to class, and some scenes will be read during class. You are expected to access class from a quiet place with limited interruptions and distractions. The instructor will contact you in the week before the class to do a "tech check" and make sure everyone can connect.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Thursdays
    Start/End Date Sep 13 - Oct 18  (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes

    About the Tier 2 Advanced Track

    Comprising the Writers Studio’s advanced sequence, students will develop complex characters through actions and consequences, use dramatic language to enhance the world of the play, differentiate between plot and story and how to apply them through the use of time, employ the use of image as a dramatic tool to enrich conflict, and devise dynamic worlds on stage that involve components beyond dialog such as sound, music, movement, media, dance plus other components. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 0
    Registration is closed
    "Scene Shop" Sampler Saturday Mornings

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

    A special three-class intensive of the popular “Scene Shop” Play Development Workshop where you will be guided through various writing exercises to explore character and story ideas, develop scenes, have the opportunity to hear your scenes read by professional actors, and then discuss the work in a supportive group setting. Come hear your characters lift off the page and get input from other advanced writers. Taught by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion, The Architecture of Story, and Character Scene, and Story.

    Prerequisites: Essentials Bootcamp or Essentials 1


    Sessions/Weekday 3 Saturdays
    Start/End Date  Sep 15 - Sep 29
    Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Notes This is a Tier 1 special topic

    About Special Topics Courses

    Special Topics coursework is designed to focus on and often expand upon important topics presented in the Tiered tracks. Various formats are offered, from  the 2-day bootcamps where you will get a concentrated introduction or taste of other workshops, to intensives that take you through 3-4 days of targeted exercises, or the 6-7 week classes that deep-dive into important skill-building for progression of work.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    The Rewrite 
    Instructor: Douglas Post - Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble 

    In this course, you will learn the best practices of rewriting. Create both a tracking document and an image tracker to detail your story, answer in detail the universal vs specific aspects of your work, show how your choices translate in the mind of the audience, journal your writing process to discover patterns and show growth, plus much more.

    Prerequisites: Writing the Full-length 2 or prior playwriting coursework resulting in a full-length play

    NOTE: Writers should bring 11 copies of a 10-page scene from your play to the first session.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
    Start/End Date Sep 15 - Oct 20  (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Notes

    About the Tier 2 Advanced Track

    Comprising the Writers Studio’s advanced sequence, students will develop complex characters through actions and consequences, use dramatic language to enhance the world of the play, differentiate between plot and story and how to apply them through the use of time, employ the use of image as a dramatic tool to enrich conflict, and devise dynamic worlds on stage that involve components beyond dialog such as sound, music, movement, media, dance plus other components. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Essentials 1
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Alumni Marsha Estell

    In the first of the Essentials series, you will become familiar with the components of dramatic structure and format, receive tools to explore your unique voice and how to give and receive usable feedback, grasp the difference between dialog and conversation, plus will write and workshop a 10-minute play applying what you have learned.

    Note: Either Essentials 1 or Essentials Weekend Bootcamp must be taken as prerequisites for the other Essentials courses—Essentials 2  and Essentials 3. 

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Start/End Date Sep 16 - Oct 21  (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Notes

    About the Tier 1 Essentials Track


    Comprising the Writers Studio’s Essentials 1 through 3 fundamentals sequence, students will explore their unique voice and theatricality, be able to describe and apply dramatic structure, write dialogue, stage direction, construct characters, arrange work in the correct industry format, and employ methods to give and receive feedback.

    Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Musical Theatre: The Secret Life of the American Musical
    Instructor: Dramatists Guild Chicago Regional Representative Cheryl Coons

    Based on Jack Viertel’s landmark book, The Secret Life of the American Musical, this 6-week class offers participants a chance to tune up their musicals-in-progress, as well as gain insight into what makes great musicals work. Participants share work for feedback in a supportive class atmosphere, and study examples from musical theatre masterworks from Gypsy to Hamilton. Each class session includes a balance of course content and presentation of participants’ work. Flexible weekly assignments allow participants to use the class presentation time in the way that is most valuable for them, by sharing work from existing projects, creating new work based on optional suggested exercises, or presenting revisions of previous work for response. Experienced writers gain new tools for refining their musicals, and newcomers to musical theatre writing gain a “big picture” perspective.


    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Start/End Date Sep 16 - Oct 21
    Timeslot 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    Notes

    About the Musicals Track


    The Musicals track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for writing musical theatre. It consists of four courses:

    • Musical Theatre Writing: The Secret Life of the American Musical
    • Musicals in Process
    • Musical Theatre Bootcamp
    • Lyric Lab

    Musical Theatre Writing is a prerequisite for Musicals in Process. Musical Theatre Bootcamp and Lyric Lab may be taken out of sequence with the other two courses.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Essentials 2
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Alumni Marsha Estell

    In the second of the Essentials series, you will delve deeper into the components of dramatic structure, evaluate conflict, identify and discriminate theatricality, differentiate use of stage direction, and articulate how you use plasticity of the stage within format—applying it all by writing a new 10-minute play and evaluating your peer’s work.

    This course culminates in a campus presentation of the classes’ 10-minute plays (not available for online students).

    Note: Either Essentials 1 or Essentials Weekend Bootcamp must be taken as prerequisites for the other Essentials courses—Essentials 2  and Essentials 3. 

    For Students: For the first day of class, please bring in a 4 page, 2 character play, There must be an object (onstage manifestation) being negotiated between 2 people. Think about the core principles, when writing your play.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Start/End Date Sep 16 - Oct 21  (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 2:30pm-5:30pm
    Notes

    About the Tier 1 Essentials Track


    Comprising the Writers Studio’s Essentials 1 through 3 fundamentals sequence, students will explore their unique voice and theatricality, be able to describe and apply dramatic structure, write dialogue, stage direction, construct characters, arrange work in the correct industry format, and employ methods to give and receive feedback.

    Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 0
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    Solo Show & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage
    Instructor: Resident Playwright Arlene Malinowski

    This is an ADVANCED-level class designed for actors, storytellers, solo artists, and playwrights who have material written and are ready to take it to the next level. This hands-on workshop will focus on finding your voice, the voice of your story, and refining your performing skills.  A completed play is not necessary; an excerpt or story is welcome.  

    Four Tuesday classes will be devoted to the writing process and script. One Tuesday class will develop performance skills for the stage.  After the class work is complete, you will be assigned a director for two 90-minute rehearsals to prepare for the public staged reading in Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Showcase on Nov 17th. You can perform your piece or request that an actor be hired.

    This class offers supportive feedback, structure, and cheerleading. It is designed to serve you and your personal creative goals. We will have big fun!

    Prerequisite: Any Arlene Malinowski solo class or permission of the instructor.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Tuesdays plus 1 Saturday rehearsal and final performance
    Start/End Date Sep 18 - Oct 30, rehearsal & final performance Nov 17
    Time Slot 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Notes Nov 17 rehearsal 9:30am-12:30pm; performance 2:30pm-4:30pm
    There will also be a rehearsal the week before the performance.
    P
    rerequisite: Any Arlene Malinowski solo class or permission of the instructor. Does not meet 10/9.

    About the Solo Show & Storytelling Track

    The Solo Show track is designed to provide writers with a solid foundation for developing and performing solo shows and long-form narratives. The courses include:

    • Solo & Storytelling Bootcamp
    • Solo & Storytelling Fundamentals
    • Solo & Storytelling Intensive
    • Marketing and Producing Your Solo Show
    • Solo & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage
    • Live Storytelling
    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 8
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    Screenwriting Structure Intensive  
    Instructor: Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke

    Structure is crucial to visual storytelling, but are you able to explain why? In this four-part intensive you will learn how to articulate how audiences are subconsciously engaged by good structure, how structure is about content and form, even how to change perspective and view structure through the lens of the audience receiving the story rather than on you as storyteller, plus much more.

    Prerequisite: Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp


    Sessions/Weekday 4 Saturdays
    Start/End Date Sep 22 - Oct 20
    Time Slot  10:00AM - 1:00PM
    Notes Prerequisite is Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp. Does not meet 10/6.

    About the Screenwriting & TV Track

    The Screenwriting & TV track is designed to provide writers with a solid foundation for writing for film and TV. It consists of the following courses:

    • Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp
    • Screenwriting Structure Intensive
    • Screenwriting in Progress
    • The About - Screenwriting Workshop

    Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp is a prerequisite for the Structure Intensive, which in turn is a prerequisite for Screenwriting in Progress.  The About has no prerequisite.

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    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre
    Survivors by Conrad Lawrence

    Moderator: TBD


    A peer-to-peer group designed to help people who are survivors of eco-disasters isn't always about being supportive. A study in what happens when people who by their traumatic experience find it hard to trust others they have to support and rely on for support.


    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 31 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 4
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    The About - Screenwriting Workshop  
    Instructors: Neal Howard & Ian Streicher

    The About is a deep and entertaining dive into learning the single most important principle of effective scriptwriting for film & TV. You will learn to identify the intellectual and emotional heart of a script, its point of view and its truth, which is the indispensable foundation for all other script elements.  It is scriptwriting “from the content up” and will have you looking at scripts and writing in a whole new way.

    Prerequisite: None


    Instructors:


    Neal Howard is a member of the Writers Guild. Credits include "Coach" and "King of Queens" as well as other pilots, series and assignments for NBC, ABC, CBS, Universal, SONY and other production companies. He was also contributing writer on episodes of "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm". He has had two screenplays optioned. His entertainment career segued from the writers room to the courtroom when he played a pivotal role in the prosecution of the KK members convicted in the infamous Birmingham Church Bombing case and the Mississippi Burning murders. He is now developing several scripts while working from Chicago as a nationally recognized trial consultant.


    Ian Streicher is a theatre director with Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway as well as several Chicago credits. In New York, Ian studied playwriting with Tina Howe and Arthur Kopit as well as directing and acting with Amy Wright and Salem Ludwig.


    Sessions/Weekday 6 Wednesdays
    Start/End Date Sep 26 - Oct 31
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes

    About the Screenwriting & TV Track

    The Screenwriting & TV track is designed to provide writers with a solid foundation for writing for film and TV. It consists of the following courses:

    • Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp
    • Screenwriting Structure Intensive
    • Screenwriting in Progress
    • The About - Screenwriting Workshop

    Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp is a prerequisite for the Structure Intensive, which in turn is a prerequisite for Screenwriting in Progress.  The About has no prerequisite.

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    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Library
    • 20
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    Come Meet & Greet Playwright Isaac Gomez

    Emerging American playwright and Resident Playwright Isaac Gomez is at Chicago Dramatists with a reading of his new play, "Throwaway Kids", on Monday October 1st. 

    And as a special benefit to our members (and special guests) we offer this exclusive opportunity for you and a guest to meet and greet Isaac before the reading. A seat will be reserved for you and your guest for the reading too!


    Monday October 1st, 5:30-6:30pm

    The reading of THROWAWAY KIDS follows at 7:00pm


    Not a member yet? Join today!

    MONDAY NIGHT DRAMA

    THROWAWAY KIDS by Isaac Gomez

    The sun is hot hot hot as the self-proclaimed Throwaway Kids hop trains and ride Texas skies, bouncing city to city, finding home wherever they lie their heads. But when newcomer Genesis joins this ragtag group of homeless youth, their entire existence is shaken as they are forced to reconcile with the haunted pasts that keep them there. Throwaway Kids is an exploration of power and control when adults aren’t around to exercise it. 

    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 75
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    Throwaway Kids by Isaac Gomez, Resident Playwright

    The sun is hot hot hot as the self-proclaimed Throwaway Kids hop trains and ride Texas skies, bouncing city to city, finding home wherever they lie their heads. But when newcomer Genesis joins this ragtag group of homeless youth, their entire existence is shaken as they are forced to reconcile with the haunted pasts that keep them there. Thowaway Kids is an exploration of power and control when adults aren’t around to exercise it. 


    About Isaac Gomez

    Isaac Gomez is a Chicago-based playwright originally from El Paso, Texas/Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. His play La Ruta will receive its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company this fall. He is currently under commission from South Coast Repertory, Goodman Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville (Acting Apprentice New Play Commission), The Theatre School at DePaul University (Cunningham Commission for Youth Theater), Sideshow Theater Company, Steep Theatre, Albany Park Theater Project and StepUp Chicago Playwrights. His plays have been supported by Steppenwolf Theater Company, Primary Stages, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theater, Northlight Theatre, Albany Park Theater Project, WaterTower Theater, Haven Theater, Teatro Vista, Greenhouse Theater Center, Jackalope Theater Company, Pivot Arts, Definition Theater Company, Broken Nose Theater, Stage Left, The VORTEX and Something Marvelous. He is the recipient of the 2017 Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award at Primary Stages, an inaugural 3Arts “Make A Wave” grantee, a member of the 2017/2018 Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit, co-creative director at the Alliance of Latinx Theatre, a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists, an artistic associate with Victory Gardens Theater, ensemble member with Teatro Vista, artistic associate with Pivot Arts, artistic curator for Theater on the Lake 2018/2019, a steering committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) and a core producer with the Jubilee. He is a professional lecturer at The Theatre School at DePaul University and is represented by The Gersh Agency and Circle of Confusion.

    About the Monday Night Series


    On select Mondays at 7:00pm, Chicago Dramatists hosts a Monday Night Series event in our theatre. Most Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, though some are special Master Panels or fire-side chats with artists.

    All plays read in the Monday Night Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets or (when the playwright is amenable) join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    Ticket revenue only covers 10% of the total cost for the Monday Night Series. Please consider giving a gift to Chicago Dramatists today to support these public play readings.


    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre
    Secret Formula by Andy Mayo

    Moderator: Scott Woldman, Resident Playwright


    A hospice chaplain secretly administers euthanasia. Sutton, who believes in a purposeful life distinguished by rewards, wants to keep her aunt alive for her own reasons and enlists the chaplain's help, despite the failure of palliative medicine to ease her aunt's suffering.



    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!

    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Theater
    • 14
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    OFF THE PAGE EVENT

    Come "off the page" at this unique behind-the-workings introduction to Chicago Dramatists--meeting the playwrights and the staff. Hear the how, why, and impact of what we do by the people who live it.

    For almost 40 years, Chicago Dramatists has provided writers with the training, space, and connections necessary to realize new work for the stage and screen, developing some of America's best playwrights.

    We can't wait to tell you more about us at this event!

    (Free coffee and beverage for just learning more about us. Don't worry we aren't selling or asking you for anything here.)

    • 07 Oct 2018
    • 11 Nov 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 9
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    Screenwriting in Progress  
    Instructor: Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke

    Designed to support writers who have a screenplay(s) already underway, this advanced on-going course will build on the fundamentals and structure principles taught before. Over six weeks you will build community, sharpen skills, revise, and receive tailored feedback on your screenplay-in-progress.

    Prerequisites: Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp and Structure Intensive


    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Start/End Date Oct 7 - Nov 11
    Time Slot  10:00AM - 1:00PM
    Notes Prerequisites: Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp and Structure Intensive.

    About the Screenwriting & TV Track

    The Screenwriting & TV track is designed to provide writers with a solid foundation for writing for film and TV. It consists of the following courses:

    • Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp
    • Screenwriting Structure Intensive
    • Screenwriting in Progress
    • The About - Screenwriting Workshop

    Screenwriting for Playwrights Bootcamp is a prerequisite for the Structure Intensive, which in turn is a prerequisite for Screenwriting in Progress.  The About has no prerequisite.

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    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre
    The Eiger by Dennis Fisher

    Moderator: Scott Woldman, Resident Playwright


    Fred and Eileen, after years of financial struggles, are able to take a vacation in the Swiss Alps. Fred's old friend Terry is visiting Europe and shows up on their doorstep with a friend. Eileen is not pleased. Local folklore about an Ogre comes to life on the side of the mountain.



    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!

    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 0
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    "Scene Shop" Play Development Thursday Evenings 

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

    Through development exercises, you will analyze characters to assess whether they are distinct and essential, develop a story scene by scene that sustains audience interest through those characters, demonstrate the ability to adapt dramatic storytelling principles to your individual writing process, plus much more. This workshop utilizes actors each week in the reading of students’ work. Taught by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion, The Architecture of Story, and Character Scene, and Story.

    Prerequisites: Writing the Full-length 2 or prior playwriting coursework resulting in a full-length play

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Thursdays
    Start/End Date  Oct 11 - Dec 13
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Does not meet 11/1, 11/22, or 11/29

    About the Tier 2 Advanced Track

    Comprising the Writers Studio’s advanced sequence, students will develop complex characters through actions and consequences, use dramatic language to enhance the world of the play, differentiate between plot and story and how to apply them through the use of time, employ the use of image as a dramatic tool to enrich conflict, and devise dynamic worlds on stage that involve components beyond dialog such as sound, music, movement, media, dance plus other components. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 0
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    "Scene Shop" Play Development  Saturday Mornings 

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

    Through development exercises, you will analyze characters to assess whether they are distinct and essential, develop a story scene by scene that sustains audience interest through those characters, demonstrate the ability to adapt dramatic storytelling principles to your individual writing process, plus much more. This workshop utilizes actors each week in the reading of students’ work. Taught by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion, The Architecture of Story, and Character Scene, and Story.

    Prerequisites: Writing the Full-length 2 or prior playwriting coursework resulting in a full-length play

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
    Start/End Date  Oct 13 - Dec 15
    Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Notes Does not meet 11/3, 11/24, or 12/1

    About the Tier 2 Advanced Track

    Comprising the Writers Studio’s advanced sequence, students will develop complex characters through actions and consequences, use dramatic language to enhance the world of the play, differentiate between plot and story and how to apply them through the use of time, employ the use of image as a dramatic tool to enrich conflict, and devise dynamic worlds on stage that involve components beyond dialog such as sound, music, movement, media, dance plus other components. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 7
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    "Scene Shop" Play Development  Saturday Afternoons 

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

    Through development exercises, you will analyze characters to assess whether they are distinct and essential, develop a story scene by scene that sustains audience interest through those characters, demonstrate the ability to adapt dramatic storytelling principles to your individual writing process, plus much more. This workshop utilizes actors each week in the reading of students’ work. Taught by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion, The Architecture of Story, and Character Scene, and Story.

    Prerequisites: Writing the Full-length 2 or prior playwriting coursework resulting in a full-length play

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
    Start/End Date  Oct 13 - Dec 15
    Time Slot 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Notes Does not meet 11/3, 11/24, or 12/1

    About the Tier 2 Advanced Track

    Comprising the Writers Studio’s advanced sequence, students will develop complex characters through actions and consequences, use dramatic language to enhance the world of the play, differentiate between plot and story and how to apply them through the use of time, employ the use of image as a dramatic tool to enrich conflict, and devise dynamic worlds on stage that involve components beyond dialog such as sound, music, movement, media, dance plus other components. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 74
    Register


    Tar and Feather by Kristin Idaszak, Resident Playwright

    When Erin takes a #gaschamberselfie, it goes viral--and so does she. Her job offer gets rescinded, she's not allowed to go to class, and her family and friends abandon her. Everyone that is, except for Claudia, her best friend, who hatches a plan to confront Erin's anonymous online trolls. TAR AND FEATHER examines public shaming in the digital age. How close are any of us to a fall from grace? And how does a well-intended person transform into a troll?


    About Kristin Idaszak

    Kristin Idaszak is a Chicago-based playwright, dramaturg, and performance maker, and the Artistic Director of Cloudgate Theatre. Her play SECOND SKIN received the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award and the Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award. Her play ANOTHER JUNGLE (Relentless Award Honorable Mention) received its world premiere with Cloudgate Theatre and The Syndicate in April 2018. Her work has also been developed through residencies at the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs, Stage Left Theatre, and the Qualcomm Institute at Calit2 in San Diego. Kristin has co-created collaborative original work that has been seen at the WoW Festival at La Jolla Playhouse and the Blurred Borders Festival, an international showcase of contemporary dance theatre. She has been nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work and has received two honorable mentions on the Kilroys’ List. She was the 2015 Kennedy Center Fellow at the Sundance Theatre Lab. She has received two Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowships. Currently, Kristin is working on a commission for EST/the Sloan Foundation. She is the Shank Playwright in Residence at the Goodman Theatre where she dramaturged THE WOLVES and is a member of the 2017-2018 Goodman Playwrights Unit. Kristin is also a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Previously, Kristin served as Associate Artistic Director/Literary Manager of Caffeine Theatre and Associate Artistic Director of Collaboraction. MFA: University of California, San Diego. BFA: The Theatre School at DePaul University.

    About the Monday Night Series


    On select Mondays at 7:00pm, Chicago Dramatists hosts a Monday Night Series event in our theatre. Most Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, though some are special Master Panels or fire-side chats with artists.

    All plays read in the Monday Night Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets or (when the playwright is amenable) join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    Ticket revenue only covers 10% of the total cost for the Monday Night Series. Please consider giving a gift to Chicago Dramatists today to support these public play readings.


    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre
    TBD by Doug Van Hooser

    Moderator: Scott Woldman, Resident Playwright


    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Theater
    • 15
    Register

    OFF THE PAGE EVENT

    Come "off the page" at this unique behind-the-workings introduction to Chicago Dramatists--meeting the playwrights and the staff. Hear the how, why, and impact of what we do by the people who live it.

    For almost 40 years, Chicago Dramatists has provided writers with the training, space, and connections necessary to realize new work for the stage and screen, developing some of America's best playwrights.

    We can't wait to tell you more about us at this event!

    (Free coffee and beverage for just learning more about us. Don't worry we aren't selling or asking you for anything here.)

    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    TBD by Nina Dellaria

    Moderator: Adam Webster


    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!


    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 10
    Register

    Loud & Clear Voice  Bootcamp
    Instructor: Resident Playwright Jenni Lamb

    This two-day bootcamp is designed to hone your writer’s voice and create work that is grounded in your unique aesthetic and experience. Through writing exercises designed to explore and define your voice, create work based in your impulses. Use this clarity of individual voice to write stronger scripts and even a sharper artist statement.

    Prerequisites: Essentials 1 or Essentials Bootcamp


    Sessions/Weekday 1 Saturday & Sunday
    Start/End Date Nov 3 - Nov 4
    Time Slot 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Notes This is a Tier 1 Special Topic

    About Special Topics Courses

    Special Topics coursework is designed to focus on and often expand upon important topics presented in the Tiered tracks. Various formats are offered, from  the 2-day bootcamps where you will get a concentrated introduction or taste of other workshops, to intensives that take you through 3-4 days of targeted exercises, or the 6-7 week classes that deep-dive into important skill-building for progression of work.

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Theater
    • 15
    Register

    OFF THE PAGE EVENT

    Come "off the page" at this unique behind-the-workings introduction to Chicago Dramatists--meeting the playwrights and the staff. Hear the how, why, and impact of what we do by the people who live it.

    For almost 40 years, Chicago Dramatists has provided writers with the training, space, and connections necessary to realize new work for the stage and screen, developing some of America's best playwrights.

    We can't wait to tell you more about us at this event!

    (Free coffee and beverage for just learning more about us. Don't worry we aren't selling or asking you for anything here.)

    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 75
    Register

    suspension by Kristiana Rae Colón, Resident Playwright
    in partnership with UIC

    For the students of Climb & Succeed Charter Academy, a high school in a dystopian near future, the slightest defiance is met with riot-gear-clad security who patrol the halls informed by an AI bot. Armed and ready with each student’s protocols, she deploys harrowing new disciplinary codes that take ‘in-school suspension’ (ISS) to a haunting extreme. In search of their mysteriously missing sister and guided by a mystic teaching artist, Voltaire & Yansa learn to wield their ancestral magic and black girl badassery to combat the harrowing militarization of public education.


    About Kristiana Rae Colón

    Kristiana Rae Colón is a poet, playwright, actor, educator, Cave Canem Fellow, creator of #BlackSexMatters and co-director of the #LetUsBreathe Collective. She was awarded 2017 Best Black Playwright by The Black Mall. In 2016, her plays good friday had its world premiere at Oracle Productions, Octagon its American premiere at Jackalope Theater in Chicago, and but i cd only whisper had its American premiere at The Flea in New York. Octagon was the winner of Arizona Theater Company's 2014 National Latino Playwriting Award and Polarity Ensemble Theater's Dionysos Festival of New Work, and had its 2015 world premiere at the Arcola Theater in London. In 2013, she toured the UK for two months with her collection of poems promised instruments, winner of the inaugural Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize and published by Northwestern University Press. Kristiana is an alum of the Goodman Theater's Playwrights Unit where she developed florissant & canfield, an epic reimagining of the Ferguson protests, which was featured in the 2016 Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival. She is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists and one half of the brother/sister hip-hop duo April Fools. She appeared on the fifth season of HBO's Def Poetry Jam. Kristiana’s writing, producing, and organizing work to radically reimagine power structures, our complicity in them, and visions for liberation. 

    About the Monday Night Series


    On select Mondays at 7:00pm, Chicago Dramatists hosts a Monday Night Series event in our theatre. Most Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, though some are special Master Panels or fire-side chats with artists.

    All plays read in the Monday Night Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets or (when the playwright is amenable) join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    Ticket revenue only covers 10% of the total cost for the Monday Night Series. Please consider giving a gift to Chicago Dramatists today to support these public play readings.


    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    TBD by Gary McGowan

    Moderator: Emmi Higler


    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!


    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    TBD by Ken Kaye

    Moderator: Steven Peterson, Resident Playwright


    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!


    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 19 Dec 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 10
    Register

    Writing the 10-Minute Play
    Instructor: Douglas Post - Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble 

    Are you specifically looking to hone your skills in writing 10-minute plays? Interested in bettering your 10-minute play for submission to contests and festivals? Then this seven-week class is for you. Learn tools to improve economy, skill, and craft in condensed story form. At the end you will have acquired an understanding of how to write a precise and playable story that has a solid beginning, middle, and end.

    Prerequisites: Essentials 1 or Essentials Bootcamp


    NOTE: Writers should bring 11 copies of a 10-page scene from your play to the first session.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Wednesdays
    Start/End Date Nov 14 - Dec 19  (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes This is an all Tier special topic

    About Special Topics Courses

    Special Topics coursework is designed to focus on and often expand upon important topics presented in the Tiered tracks. Various formats are offered, from  the 2-day bootcamps where you will get a concentrated introduction or taste of other workshops, to intensives that take you through 3-4 days of targeted exercises, or the 6-7 week classes that deep-dive into important skill-building for progression of work.

    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Theater
    • 15
    Register

    OFF THE PAGE EVENT

    Come "off the page" at this unique behind-the-workings introduction to Chicago Dramatists--meeting the playwrights and the staff. Hear the how, why, and impact of what we do by the people who live it.

    For almost 40 years, Chicago Dramatists has provided writers with the training, space, and connections necessary to realize new work for the stage and screen, developing some of America's best playwrights.

    We can't wait to tell you more about us at this event!

    (Free coffee and beverage for just learning more about us. Don't worry we aren't selling or asking you for anything here.)

    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 75
    Register

    Where All of It Is True and None of It Is Real by Arlene Malinowski, Resident Playwright

    Whampo" is a TV Reality show described as “Survivor meets Big Brother meets Shark Tank meets Project Runway meets Hunger Games without the killing”. Hope formerly of NPR takes an internship to break into TV under the tutelage of director/producer Thom- (with a TH) who will do anything to make good TV. Four contestants are left to vie for the grand prize- (or could there be a plot twist?) Alliances are forged and broken for short term strategy and long term gain. Whampo is where lies and subterfuge are daily fare, everyone has something to hide and we are reminded that race is not a part of the show. Whampo is a exploration of what people are willing to lose in order to win. 


    About Arlene Malinowski

    As actor and playwright Arlene views her solo work as an artistic extension of the social justice work she has been committed to for the last twenty-five years. She has been performing her five critically acclaimed solo shows across the country: including “What Does the Sun Sound Like”. Aiming for Sainthood” and “Kicking the Habit” at Millennium Park, Pritizker Pavilion, St Louis Center of Contemporary Art, National Center on Deafness, Minneapolis Arts Center, Palmdale Arts Centre, Ojai Solo Series, HBO Workspace, Victory Gardens, and colleges nationwide. These works are an exploration of disability in our culture through the lens of her family’s and her own disability. She believes that these experiences have allowed her a view of a culture and ethnocentrism from a unique perspective. Her short plays have been produced at the United Kingdom’s UK-60 Festival, NY Playsmiths Theater, and Chicago One Minute Play Festival several years years running. Silenced was produced by Collaboration 2016.

    About the Monday Night Series


    On select Mondays at 7:00pm, Chicago Dramatists hosts a Monday Night Series event in our theatre. Most Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, though some are special Master Panels or fire-side chats with artists.

    All plays read in the Monday Night Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets or (when the playwright is amenable) join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    Ticket revenue only covers 10% of the total cost for the Monday Night Series. Please consider giving a gift to Chicago Dramatists today to support these public play readings.


    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    The God Who Drowned in the River by Amy Crider

    Moderator: Mary Ruth Clarke, Resident Playwright


    The story of Roman Emperor Hadrian and his lover Antinous, who drowned in the Nile River, after which Hadrian made him a god.


    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!


    • 27 Nov 2018
    • 15 Jan 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Essentials 2 ONLINE 
    Instructor:
     Playwright Alvaro Saar Rios

    In the second of the Essentials series, you will delve deeper into the components of dramatic structure, evaluate conflict, identify and discriminate theatricality, differentiate use of stage direction, and articulate how you use plasticity of the stage within format—applying it all by writing a new 10-minute play and evaluating your peer’s work.

    Note: Either Essentials 1 or Essentials Weekend Bootcamp must be taken as prerequisites for the other Essentials courses—Essentials 2  and Essentials 3. 

    Where: On-line using Zoom or Google Hangouts. You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting site prior to class. You must have a solid internet connection along with a computer with working speakers so you can hear and a microphone so that the class and instructor can hear you.  A working camera is a bonus, but not 100% necessary. Pdfs will be shared via email or GoogleDocs prior to class, and some scenes will be read during class. You are expected to access class from a quiet place with limited interruptions and distractions. The instructor will contact you in the week before the class to do a "tech check" and make sure everyone can connect.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Tuesdays
    Start/End Date Nov 27 - Jan 15  (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Does not meet 12/25 or 1/1

    About the Tier 1 Essentials Track


    Comprising the Writers Studio’s Essentials 1 through 3 fundamentals sequence, students will explore their unique voice and theatricality, be able to describe and apply dramatic structure, write dialogue, stage direction, construct characters, arrange work in the correct industry format, and employ methods to give and receive feedback.

    Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 5
    Register

    Professional Development Bootcamp
    Instructor: Resident Playwright Emma Stanton

    This 2-day bootcamp is all about professionally developing you. Learn strategies for submitting and networking with producing institutions, how to pitch your work, write an artist’s statement, resume, bio and plan for the next year, plus much more in condensed form.

    If you are looking for a full six weeks of Professional Development, see Summer 2019.

     Prerequisites: The Rewrite or “Scene Shop” or Script Analysis Intensive


    Sessions/Weekday 1 Weekend
    Start/End Date Dec 1 - Dec 2
    Time Slot 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Notes

    About the Tier 2 Advanced Track

    Comprising the Writers Studio’s advanced sequence, students will develop complex characters through actions and consequences, use dramatic language to enhance the world of the play, differentiate between plot and story and how to apply them through the use of time, employ the use of image as a dramatic tool to enrich conflict, and devise dynamic worlds on stage that involve components beyond dialog such as sound, music, movement, media, dance plus other components. Tier 2 culminates in a public reading of a student’s work.

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 10
    Register

    Essentials Bootcamp
    Instructor: Resident Playwright Alumna Marsha Estell

    Want to learn the core principles of the six-week Essentials 1 but in a weekend? Designed for writers of all levels seeking a foundation for their craft, this two-day bootcamp will provide the tools of dramatic writing so you can write and respond to another’s work. A great option if you live out-of-town or just want to advance quickly to Essentials 2.         

    Prerequisite: None


    Sessions/Weekday 1 Saturday & Sunday
    Start/End Date Dec 1 - Dec 2
    Time Slot 10:00am - 4:30pm
    Notes This is a Tier 1 Special Topic

    About Special Topics Courses

    Special Topics coursework is designed to focus on and often expand upon important topics presented in the Tiered tracks. Various formats are offered, from  the 2-day bootcamps where you will get a concentrated introduction or taste of other workshops, to intensives that take you through 3-4 days of targeted exercises, or the 6-7 week classes that deep-dive into important skill-building for progression of work.

    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Theater
    • 15
    Register

    OFF THE PAGE EVENT

    Come "off the page" at this unique behind-the-workings introduction to Chicago Dramatists--meeting the playwrights and the staff. Hear the how, why, and impact of what we do by the people who live it.

    For almost 40 years, Chicago Dramatists has provided writers with the training, space, and connections necessary to realize new work for the stage and screen, developing some of America's best playwrights.

    We can't wait to tell you more about us at this event!

    (Free coffee and beverage for just learning more about us. Don't worry we aren't selling or asking you for anything here.)

    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 13 Jan 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 10
    Register

    Inspired by Actual Events Workshop
    Instructor: Playwright Calamity West

    If you are inspired to write about actual events, then this six-week course is intended for you. Before entry you’ll need a well-researched and ready to be interpreted to the page inspiration in mind. Then strap in, because that idea will grow to a one-act play through converting original and secondary resources, feedback and weekly scene deadlines.

    Prerequisites: Essentials 3 or permission of Instructor

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Start/End Date Dec 2 - Jan 13  (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Notes This is Tier 2 special topic. Does not meet 12/23.

    About Special Topics Courses

    Special Topics coursework is designed to focus on and often expand upon important topics presented in the Tiered tracks. Various formats are offered, from  the 2-day bootcamps where you will get a concentrated introduction or taste of other workshops, to intensives that take you through 3-4 days of targeted exercises, or the 6-7 week classes that deep-dive into important skill-building for progression of work.