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    • 21 Jun 2017
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 4

    Writing for the Small Screen: TV & Web Pilot
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

    The third Golden Age of Television is upon us! This class is for anyone who has an idea (any genre) that could make a great series, and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it.

    We will study and analyze successful pilots. We will tease out the inherent possibilities in your idea and how to position that idea. We will explore visual storytelling, budgetary considerations between network/cable/web series, and proper story structure and formatting. 

    You will leave the workshop with:

    • a television or web series pilot script
    • a better grasp of the language that TV writers, agents, and producers speak
    Sessions/Weekday 6 Wednesdays
    Start/End Date June 21 & 28, July 12 & 26, Aug 9 & 23
    Time Slot 6:30 to 9: 30 pm  
    Notes

     

    • 16 Jul 2017
    • 17 Sep 2017
    • 10 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 5

    Essentials 3: The Journey
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

    Prerequisites: Essentials 1 (or Core Weekend Bootcamp) and Essentials 2.

    Use the core principles of dramatic structure to outline, write, and develop a new full-length play in 10 weeks. This class will kick off with a half-hour, one-on-one meeting with the instructor and then you will bring pages in to the workshop every week. The process will emphasize the play’s journey and structural touch points through writing scenes out of order. Each week you will bring in a piece of the puzzle of your play, resulting in a complete full length at the course’s conclusion. Previous written work will not be allowed.


    Sessions/Weekday 10 Sundays
    Start/End Date July 16 - Sept 17
    Time Slot 1pm - 4pm
    Notes Essentials 1 and Essentials 2 must be taken prior to this course. 

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

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

    • 17 Jul 2017
    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 1

    The Blueprint: Building Your Play

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

    This class breaks structure down to the nuts and bolts of writing, introducing you to tools that will help you turn a blank page into a first draft, and successfully assess it for further revisions. You will learn how to raise the stakes for your characters and how to tell a story with twists and turns. You will learn what you need to do to make a scene work, and follow it through to encompass the complete arc of a story.

    This class will take an in-depth look into the dramatic elements of four plays: Sweat by Lynn Nottage, Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg, Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo by Rajiv Joseph, and Clean House by Sarah Ruhl. By examining the building blocks of these plays, participants will create outlines and begin work on their own brand-new, full-length plays.

    NOTE: Participants are asked to obtain the plays on their own prior to class.

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Mondays
    Start/End Date July 17 - Aug 28
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Participants are asked to obtain the plays on their own prior to class.


    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Rehearsal Room A

    A Night of 10-Minute Plays

    Moderator: Steve Wilson


    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 Aug 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Look at You
    by Jack O'Donnell (Writer's Studio)

    Directed by Associate Artist Richard Shavzin

    Featuring: Gary Houston*, Belinda Bremner, Jackson Evans* and Associate Artists Kristie Berger* and Stephen Spencer*. 

    A Gated Community in a large American city: Two lifelong Liberals meet again; she, a successful business woman, house hunting; he, a musician, down on his luck and working as a security guard. An ambitious Resident Manager, a geriatric case and his less-than-geriatric wife with her eye on the musician round out the day. Complaint, recrimination, confession, guilt, stereotyping, betrayal, justification, disappointment and more ensue, as progressive principles bump up against the day-to-day.

    *AEA

    About the Saturday Series

    Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.

    All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!

    • 26 Aug 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Playwrights' Preview

    A long-standing Chicago Dramatists tradition, the Playwrights' Preview is a Writer's Studio members-only event of attending a production in preview performances with a party afterwards.

    This event features Still Dance the Stars by Jayme McGhan, directed by Sarah Norris and produced by New Light Theatre Project, in association with Chicago Dramatists.

    Six years after their viral marriage proposal video swept the internet, James and Anne begrudgingly prepare for yet another nationally televised interview with a notoriously difficulty TV anchor. The night before the interview, James and Anne drunkenly battle for and against their marriage using a box of stuffed animals won from various carnivals as symbolic characters from their real lives. One special stuffed animal, Hope the Hippo, makes it her quest to rekindle the flame of love that James and Anne once shared.

    Still Dance the Stars is part of Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project - an award of free theatre space for companies producing a Resident Playwright's work. It was given a reading last year as part of the Saturday Series under its previous title, Hope the Hippo.

    Tickets are limited to one per member; extra tickets for non-members can be purchased for only $10.

    • 29 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Rehearsal Room A

    New Work By Network Playwright, Ken Kaye

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Steven Wilson

    Grumpy psychotherapist Zack Freeman answers the door in his father Abe's house to an unexpected visitor who's surprised to learn that Abe ever had a son. Psychological mayhem ensues.

    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!


    • 02 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    LABOR DAY WEEKEND

    No reading today.   Have a happy and safe weekend.  

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 5

    Solo and Storytelling Development Intensive

    Instructor: Resident Playwright MT Cozzola

    Prerequisite: Writing the Solo Play or Monologue (either the full class or the Warrior Weekend), or permission of instructor

    A month-long deep dive into the heart of your story, this workshop is for playwrights, actors, and storytellers of all levels who want to work on the development of a one-person show or long-form narrative. Each week offers an opportunity to work and develop your piece with the goal being to advance to production readiness. The 4-week class offers supportive feedback, structure, and cheerleading. It is designed to serve you and your personal creative goals. We will write hard and have big fun - we promise.

    Sessions/Weekday 4 Tuesdays
    Start/End Date Sept 5th - Sept 26th
    Time Slot 6:30pm-9:30pm
    Notes Prerequisite: Writing the Solo Play or Monologue (either the full class or the Warrior Weekend)

    About the Solo Show Track

    The Solo Show track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for writing and performing solo shows and long-form narratives.

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists


    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!


    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 87

    NEW PAGE 2017

    Chicago Dramatists--the city's center for new play development--will host its second annual day-long conference on new play development.

    Designed for new-play theater makers of all kinds, this year's conference will focus on playwrights as producers, and the producer's role in new play development.

    The morning panel, "Writing and Producing a Webseries," is moderated by Dr. Aymar Jean Christian (Open TV) and includes panelists Puja Mohindra (Geeta's Guide to Moving On), Mia McCullough (The Haven), Ricardo Gamboa (Brujos) and Cheryl Graeff (It's You). 

    Breakout sessions include: "Eradicating Premiere-itis," "Playwright Producing Collectives," "Self-Care for Playwrights," and "Playwrights and Dramaturgs as Critics" - as a follow-up to the panel "Cultivating Critics of Color," held at Dramatists last March. 

    Our afternoon keynote speaker is Nan Barnett, Executive Director of the National New Play Network, an organization which advocates for new work through fellowships and facilitating rolling world premieres amongst its member theatres across the nation. 

    Full and half-day passes are available, as are boxed lunches, an evening reception and discounted tickets to Jayme McGhan's world premiere Still Dance the Stars, produced by the New Light Theatre Company, in association with Chicago Dramatists. 

    With forty years of new play development experience, Chicago Dramatists is opening its doors and resources to theater artists to start targeted conversations among us on the craft of playwriting, the support it needs, and the parts we stand to play.

    Join us for the whole day or in part. Conference passes range from $30-$60; registration opens on August 5.


    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 4

    Small Screen in Progress
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

    For students who have completed Writing For the Small Screen, this is an extension course for participants to get feedback on their work and get scripts finished.   There will be some discussion about selling, script competitions, and pitch fests, but the main focus will be on the making your script great and finishing it. 

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Start/End Date Sept 10th - Dec 10th
    Time Slot 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Prerequisite Writing for the Small Screen

     

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Rehearsal Room A

    New Work By Network Playwright, Helen Valenta

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Chicago Dramatists' Casting Director, Tara Branham

    Arthur is a misanthrope who only loves  his guinea pig Jimmy. When Jimmy unexpectedly dies after eating a bad piece of chicken, Art is forced to do the unacceptable: reach out to others. But the only person he can think of to call is his ex, and she still blames Jimmy for their breakup. And what's he going to do about his mother, who thinks of Jimmy as the grandchild she never had?

    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 Sep 2017
    • 15 Nov 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 6

    Screenwriting 1.0 - Online Edition
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

    Have a story idea you think would make a great Hollywood movie? Or a script you have already begun to write?

    This class offers a boot camp into the realities of how Hollywood thinks about screenplays (although this is not a marketing class). Participants will deep dive into some “Ways In,” to bring their ideas to life, such as unearthing that great hook that will cause a producer to shout, “That’s a movie!”

    There is a particular emphasis on the nature of story, and the class will analyze and map out the classic story structure of a screenplay that went on to be made into an Oscar-winning movie.

    There will be ample time allotted to discuss participants’ ideas, scenes, and stories. This class is applicable to any movie genre.

    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 Wednesdays
    Dates Sept 13 & 27, Oct 11 & 25, Nov 8 & 15
    Time Slot 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
    Notes

     

    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 28 Sep 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    "Scene Shop" Play Development
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Will Dunne


    A special 3 week sampler series  is an opportunity to see what Scene Shop is and how it works. Run by Resident Playwright Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion and The Architecture of Story, each weekly session offers a guided writing exercise to help you explore your script in more depth and professional actors and group feedback to help you develop the scene work you bring from home. If you are unable to attend any session, you can make it up in the other section that week. Both new and former workshop members are welcome. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Writers should have some playwriting experience.

    Sessions/Weekday 3 Thursdays
    Start/End Date September 14 - September 28
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes


    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 5
    "Scene Shop" Play Development
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Will Dunne


    A special 3 week sampler series  is an opportunity to see what Scene Shop is and how it works. Run by Resident Playwright Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion and The Architecture of Story, each weekly session offers a guided writing exercise to help you explore your script in more depth and professional actors and group feedback to help you develop the scene work you bring from home. If you are unable to attend any session, you can make it up in the other section that week. Both new and former workshop members are welcome. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Writers should have some playwriting experience.

    Sessions/Weekday 3 Saturdays
    Start/End Date September 16 - September 30
    Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Notes


    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 16 Dec 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 10

    Writing for the Small Screen: from Network to Streaming
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

    The third Golden Age of Television is upon us. This class is for anyone who has an idea (any genre) that could make a great series, and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it.

    We will study and analyze successful pilots. We will tease out/explore the inherent possibilities in your idea, where it fits in the TV landscape, how to position that idea, what makes great TV characters, visual storytelling, budgetary considerations, proper story structure, and proper formatting. 

    You will leave the workshop with:

    • The makings of a television pilot
    • A better grasp of the language that writers, agents, and producers speak
    Sessions/Weekday 8 Saturdays
    Start/End Date Sept 16th - Dec 16th
    Time Slot  1:30- 4:30pm  
    Notes Class on Oct 21st may run from 2:30-5:30pm

     

    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Launch Day
    by Michael Higgins (Writer's Studio)

    Directed by Georgette Verdin, Co-Artistic Director, Interrobang Theatre

    Weary of our corrupt and dying planet, a brilliant young engineer is blasting off today on a mission to colonize another world. Her ex-boyfriend believes the Earth – and their relationship – can be saved. But first he must convince her to stay – and hope his new robotic arm doesn’t ruin everything. Six couples wrestle with the future of love in Launch Day, a comedy about where we’re headed.


    About the Saturday Series

    Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.

    All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 10

    Launch Pad Writers' Group

    A weekly writers group for playwrights and screenwriters in their 20s who do not have a masters degree in writing but have taken at least one college-level playwriting or screenwriting writing class (or equivalent at Chicago Dramatists). Up to ten writers will share 15-20 pages of their work on alternate weeks, providing feedback and honing their projects. This group is meant to provide structure and community to people who are craving to finish and rework their scripts. There is no teacher for this group, and writers will either facilitate discussions of their own work or trade off with others in the group. Hard copies of the script pages for workshop – with enough notice – are included in the fee for the group.


    Sessions/Weekday 8 Mondays
    Start/End Date Sept 18th - Nov 6th
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Writers will be expected to bring pages to workshop for the first session.
    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 13 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 8

    The Rewrite
    with Resident Playwright Alum Carson Grace Becker

    Monday nights for 8 weeks

    Students will submit a completed play (or screenplay) upon class registration, to be worked on for the course duration.  These scripts will be read by both the instructor and the class. Two-to-three student plays will be discussed per class, along with drafting techniques, including plot and character development, genre, theme, design and marketing tricks. Writers will bring in rewritten sections of their plays on alternate weeks to be read and discussed in class.  Playwrights must commit to reading their peers' work before presentation — as well, students must be open to creative experimentation and making changes to their own scripts.  Additionally, the instructor will provide either written dramaturgical notes or final feedback in a private conference session.


    Bio: .Carson Grace Becker is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Awards, the Jeff and ADA (LA) Awards for Best New Play, and The Award for Playwriting Excellence from the Kennedy Center. She has been commissioned by The Goodman, Nebraska Repertory, Honolulu Theatre for Youth, The Angel Theater and Riverside Theater, with additional productions at Famous Door Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, The Road Theatre, and other regional theaters. Shes been a guest artist at NYU, Ohio University, The University of Nebraska, and Oklahoma State University. She teaches playwriting/screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago. 

      
    Sessions/Weekday 8 Mondays
    Start/End Date Sept 18th - Nov 13th 
    Timeslot 6:30-9:30 pm
    Notes There will be no class Oct 2nd


    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 8

    The RAC (Risk, Access, Community) Writers Group is an eight session weekly writers group for early career playwrights and screenwriters who have studied dramatic writing extensively, have a portfolio, and are looking for structure, community, and accountability. Up to 8 writers will present anywhere from 30 pages to a full length piece twice during the 8 week session, providing feedback for their cohort and honing their projects. An industry professional (director, literary manager, or dramaturg) will be present for the last 4 sessions to hear the writers' work and offer feedback.

    There is no teacher for this group, and participants are expected to work out a schedule. Staff support is available for this if it's necessary. Hard copies of the script pages for workshop – with enough notice – are included in the fee for the group.

    Sessions/Weekday 8 Tuesdays
    Start/End Date Sept 19 - Nov 7th
    Time Slot 12:30-3:30
    Notes Writers will be contacted in advance to arrange who will bring pages to the first session.
    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 8

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

    This class is specifically designed for writers seeking to sharpen their skills in writing political and social theatre.  We are living through a challenging period and the arts can play a big role in raising issues and rousing communities to take action.  We will start each session by studying scenes by produced playwrights that have spoken to the tenor of their times.  We will then turn our attention to the work of the participants in the room, whether that is a short play, a series of short plays or a full-length work.  At the end of the class, writers will have a better sense of how to write provocative theatre that is powerful and producible.

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

      
    Sessions/Weekday 7 Tuesdays
    Start/End Date Sept 19-Oct 31
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Please bring 11 copies of a 10-page play-in-progress to the first session.
    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By Network Playwright, Barbara McDonald

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Steven Wilson

    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 Sep 2017
    • 01 Nov 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 7

    Developing a Play-in-Progress

    Instructor: Douglas Post—Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble

    This is a workshop for writers who want to develop a script on which they have already begun work. This may include anything from a full-length play to a one-act play to a series of short plays.  The class will explore the skills and qualities of effective dramatic writing by reading and discussing participants' scripts in a supportive and challenging environment, with the goal being to ready their plays for production.  We will pay particular attention to how your play will be received by producers, directors and literary managers.  We will also pay attention to how it will be received by designers and, most importantly, actors.

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

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Wednesdays
    Start/End Date Sept 20-Nov 1
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Writers should bring 11 copies of a 10-page scene from their play to the first session.
    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 6

    Parent Playwrights Group is an eight session weekly writers group for playwrights and screenwriters who are also the primary caregiver of their kid(s). This group is for writers who have studied dramatic writing extensively,  and are looking for structure, community, and accountability. Up to 8 writers will present anywhere from 30 pages to a full length piece at least twice during the 8 week session, providing feedback for their cohort, and honing their projects. An industry professional (director, literary manager, or dramaturg) will be present for the last 4 sessions to hear the writers' work and offer feedback.

    There is no teacher for this group, and participants are expected to work out a schedule. Staff support is available for this if it's necessary. Hard copies of the script pages for workshop – with enough notice – are available, though digital sharing is encouraged to save trees.

    Sessions/Weekday 8 Thursdays
    Start/End Date Sept 21st - Nov 9th
    Time Slot 10:30am - 1:30 pm
    Notes Writers will be contacted in advance to arrange who will bring pages to the first session.
    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 8

    The RAC (Risk, Access, Community) Writers Group is a eight session weekly writers group for early career playwrights and screenwriters in who have studied dramatic writing extensively, have a portfolio, and are looking for structure, community, and accountability. Up to 8 writers will present anywhere from 30 pages to a full length piece at least twice during the 8 week session, providing feedback for their cohort, and honing their projects. An industry professional (director, literary manager, or dramaturg) will be present for the last 4 sessions to hear the writers' work and offer feedback.

    There is no teacher for this group, and participants are expected to work out a schedule. Staff support is available for this if it's necessary. Hard copies of the script pages for workshop – with enough notice – are available, though digital sharing is encouraged to save trees.

    Sessions/Weekday 8 Thursdays
    Start/End Date Sept 21st - Nov 9th
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Writers will be contacted in advance to arrange who will bring pages to the first session.
    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 9

    Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
    Instructor:
     
    Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

    Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp is an alternative to Essentials 1 for those who want to learn the core principles in a condensed format. Perfect for out-of-towners or writers who want to advance quickly to Essentials 2.

    In this course, participants learn the core principles of dramatic writing, such as the major dramatic question, conflict, and rising action. Using these tools as a guide, they will write and respond to each others' work.

    By mastering dramatic structure, participants will learn to tell stories that are specifically geared for the theatre—stories that keep audience members on the edge of their seats.

    This class is designed for beginners and for playwrights of all levels of experience who are seeking a foundation for their craft.

    Before class, participants should read Fences, by August Wilson.


    Sessions/Weekday Saturday & Sunday
    Start/End Date September 23rd & 24th
    Time Slot Sept 23rd: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Sept 24th: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Notes Before class, participants should read Ruined, by Lynn Nottage.

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

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

    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Stray
    by Ryan Oliveira (RAC Writer's Group)

    Directed by Ana Velazquez

    In a small Brazilian town, an accident leaves a mother and son from America without memories of each other. Taken in by three town's stray animals, they begin to re-member their lives, but can they remember each other anew?


    About the Saturday Series

    Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.

    All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Rehearsal Room A

    How Heaven Works

    By Network Playwright, Dennis Fisher

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Steven Wilson

    Larry's leg is injured, he is at risk of going to prison, and his mother is dying. He desperately needs a break. Could the break come in the form of how heaven works? He and his friends make their bets.

    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!


    • 30 Sep 2017
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Library
    • 7

    Essentials 1: The Core
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Marsha Estell

    The first step in our series of classes geared at teaching students the main tools of theatrical storytelling: Essentials 1, 2, and 3. Each course builds on the last, giving playwrights a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their writing technique.   

    In the first of the series, Essentials 1: The Core, students learn the core principles of dramatic writing, such as the major dramatic question, conflict, and rising action. Using these tools as a guide, students write and respond to each other’s work. By mastering dramatic structure, students learn to tell stories that are specifically geared for the stage—stories that keep audience members on the edge of their seats. On the last day of class, actors read students’ work. This class is for beginners and playwrights of all levels who are seeking a foundation for their craft. 

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


    Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
    Start/End Date Sept 30 - Nov 4th
    Time Slot 10 am - 1 pm
    Notes Prerequisites: none

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

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

    • 02 Oct 2017
    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Library
    • 7
    Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core                                                                     

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

    Prerequisite: Essentials 1: The Core, Essentials Bootcamp, or permission of instructor.

    The second in our three-class Essentials series, Essentials 2 is about the process rather than the product. You will write a short play every week in order to unleash your creativity and incorporate the core principles taught in Essentials 1 into your writing muscle memory. You will also refine your ability to give and receive notes with your fellow playwrights in a way that helps all of you reach the next level in your development as writers.

    This class will culminate in a public staged reading of students’ short plays, with professional actors and directors, in Chicago Dramatists’ theatre on June 5th at 7:00pm. Students should set aside June 3rd and 4th for rehearsal. 

    For the first day of class, bring in a new 4-page scene with a full arc. This scene must have at least one onstage manifestation of choice that is negotiated over throughout the scene. Make sure you think about the core principles when writing this scene.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Mondays
    Start/End Date Oct 2 - Oct 30th, Nov 6 
    Time Slots 6:30 - 9:30 pm


    Notes: Final presentation is Monday, November 6th at 7:00 pm. Students should set aside November 4th and 5th for rehearsal. 

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

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

    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By Network Playwright, Debbie Dodge

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Emmi Hilger

    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!


    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 8

    "Weekend Warrior" Solo Show and Storytelling Foundations Workshop 

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Arlene Malinowski

    This "weekend warrior" class is designed for actors, playwrights, solo artists, and storytellers of all levels – from those who are thinking about writing a one-person show or narrative story to those who are in the final stages of polishing one.

    This hands-on workshop will focus on solo and storytelling fundamentals: (1) finding your voice and the voice of the story; (2) designing the solo story plot structure; (3) techniques to manipulate the storyteller/audience relationship; (4) character development and writing multiple character scenes; (5) The 13 styles of solo pieces; and (6) creative and nontraditional use of timelines, plot lines, and stories.

    Participants may choose to bring to the first session: 5-7 minutes of a solo show/story, or even just an idea for a one-person show. This class is designed to serve you and your personal creative goals. We will have big fun!

    Sessions/Weekday 1 Weekend
    Start/End Date October 7th & 8th
    Time Slot 1:30 pm - 5:45 pm
    Notes N/A

    About the Solo Show Track

    The Solo Show track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for Storytelling & writing and performing Solo Plays.

    -Fundamentals class,

    -Fundamental Weekend Warrior

    -Development & Works in Progress Class

    -Page to Stage class

    -Performance skills for Story & Solo (New class!)

    -Marketing and Producing your Solo show

    • 07 Oct 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Don't Trust Tess!

    by J. Joseph Cox (RAC Writers' Group)

    Directed by TBA

    Featuring: TBA

    Tess’s children think their future is doomed because of her undiagnosed dementia. Turns out they’re doomed for other reasons. Don’t Trust Tess! is an adventure in unreliable narration—one where past, present, and fiction swirl together. Just remember: witches are as real as the American dream. 


    About the Saturday Series

    Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.

    All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!

    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By Network Playwright, Jan Chattler

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Rachel Edwards Harvith

    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!


    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 4

    "Scene Shop" Play Development

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne


    Now in its eleventh year at Chicago Dramatists and run by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion  and The Architecture of Story, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced playwrights who are currently working on a play or about to begin one.  Plays developed in the workshop have received numerous readings, productions, and awards locally and around the country, Each weekly session offers a guided script development exercise and the opportunity to hear scene work from home read by professional actors and discussed by the group in a supportive setting. As a result, you don't have to wait until you complete a whole draft of a play to hear your characters off the page and get input from other writers. If you are unable to attend any session, you can always make it up in the other section that week. Selected scenes from the fall and winter Scene Shops will be presented in a staged reading showcase in our theatre in spring 2018.

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Thursdays
    Start/End Date October 12 - December 14
    Time Slot 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    Notes Does not meet Nov 2nd, 23rd, 30th


    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Library
    • 7

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

    The first step in our series of classes geared at teaching students the main tools of theatrical storytelling: Essentials 1, 2, and 3. Each course builds on the last, giving playwrights a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their writing technique.   

    In the first of the series, Essentials 1: The Core, students learn the core principles of dramatic writing, such as the major dramatic question, conflict, and rising action. Using these tools as a guide, students write and respond to each other’s work. By mastering dramatic structure, students learn to tell stories that are specifically geared for the stage—stories that keep audience members on the edge of their seats. This class is for beginners and playwrights of all levels who are seeking a foundation for their craft. 

    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.

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

    Sessions/Weekday 5 Thursdays
    Start/End Date Oct 12th  - Nov 9th
    Time Slot 7-9 pm
    Notes Prerequisites: none

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

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

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 16 Dec 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 2
    "Scene Shop" Play Development

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

    Now in its eleventh year at Chicago Dramatists and run by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion and The Architecture of Story, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced playwrights who are currently working on a play or about to begin one. Plays developed in the workshop have received numerous readings, productions, and awards locally and around the country. Each weekly session offers a guided script development exercise and the opportunity to hear scene work from home read by professional actors and discussed by the group in a supportive setting. As a result, you don't have to wait until you complete a whole draft of a play to hear your characters off the page and get input from other writers. If you are unable to attend any session, you can always make it up in the other section that week. Selected scenes from the fall and winter Scene Shops will be presented in a staged reading showcase in our theatre in spring 2018.
    Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
    Start/End Date October 14 - December 16
    Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Notes Does not meet on Nov 4th, 25th, or Dec 2nd


    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 6

    Solo Show & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Arlene Malinowski

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

    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 Series on July 22. 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!

    Sessions/Weekday 5 Tuesdays, 1 Saturday
    Start/End Date Oct 17th - Nov 21st,  December 9th rehearsal & performance
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:45pm
    Notes There will also be a rehearsal the week before the performance. No class on Halloween.
    P
    rerequisite: Any Arlene Malinowski solo class or permission of the instructor.

    About the Solo Show Track
    The Solo Show track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for writing and performing solo shows and long-form narratives.

    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By Network Playwright, Marcia Jablonski

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Resident Playwright, Dana Lynn Formby

    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!


    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By Network Playwright, Barbara McDonald

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Emmi Hilger

    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!


    • 31 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Rehearsal Room A

    New Work By TBA

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Steven Wilson

    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!


    • 07 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Rehearsal Room A

    New Work By Network Playwright, Rolfe Sick

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Emmi Hilger

    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 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By Network Playwright, Paul Pasulka

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Chicago Dramatists' Casting Director, Tara Branham

    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!


    • 21 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists


    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!


    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By Network Playwright, Pat Kelly

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Zev Valancy

    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!


    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By TBA

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Chicago Dramatists' Casting Director, Tara Branham

    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!


    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    New Work By Network Playwright, Doug Van Hooser

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Zev Valancy

    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!


Past events

19 Aug 2017 THE IRREGULARS (Public Reading)
15 Aug 2017 First Draft Series
12 Aug 2017 THE FREAKS OF MERCY (Public Reading)
08 Aug 2017 A Night of 10-Minute Plays (First Draft Series)
05 Aug 2017 NO READING TODAY
01 Aug 2017 Monica (This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky) (First Draft Series)
30 Jul 2017 ANNUAL COMPANY PICNIC
25 Jul 2017 Man of the People (First Draft Series)
22 Jul 2017 SOLO SHOW: FROM PAGE TO STAGE (Public Reading)
20 Jul 2017 Essentials 1: The Core On-Line Version
18 Jul 2017 Aaron the Wolf (First Draft Series)
15 Jul 2017 OUTSIDE JOB (Public Reading)
11 Jul 2017 The Trial (First Draft Series)
11 Jul 2017 Writing the Political or Social Play
09 Jul 2017 The Rewrite - On-line Version
08 Jul 2017 EXTENDED HOLIDAY WEEK! (No Reading)
05 Jul 2017 Developing a Play-in-Progress
04 Jul 2017 No First Draft Series Reading
01 Jul 2017 INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
27 Jun 2017 The Reality Sisters (First Draft Series)
24 Jun 2017 THE WOMAN, THE DOG, AND THE MACHETE (Public Reading)
24 Jun 2017 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
20 Jun 2017 Lake Luzerne, NY. (First Draft Series)
17 Jun 2017 WHEN THEY CAME (Public Reading)
17 Jun 2017 Screenwriting 1.0
17 Jun 2017 "Scene Shop" Play Development | Saturday (Mornings)
17 Jun 2017 What's So Funny? Weekend Comedy Intensive for Writers and Storytellers
15 Jun 2017 "Scene Shop" Play Development | Thursday B (Evenings)
13 Jun 2017 Something Right (First Draft Series)
10 Jun 2017 Scrapbook (Public Reading)
07 Jun 2017 Solo and Storytelling Development Intensive
06 Jun 2017 D-Town (First Draft Series)
05 Jun 2017 Radio Theatre/Podcast Workshop
03 Jun 2017 NO SATURDAY SERIES
01 Jun 2017 Johnny Ten-Beers' Daughter
31 May 2017 Acting for Writers
30 May 2017 Priceless (First Draft Series)
30 May 2017 Solo Show & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage
27 May 2017 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
23 May 2017 Home Away (First Draft Series)
22 May 2017 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
20 May 2017 PERKUP ELKHORN
19 May 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS' PREVIEW (Private Event)
16 May 2017 Play at Paste (First Draft Series)
13 May 2017 TILIKUM (Public Reading)
09 May 2017 The Crux Family: 33 Years of Life and Death in a Dysfunctional Household (First Draft Series)
06 May 2017 LA ELOTERA
02 May 2017 Beautiful Man (First Draft Series)
29 Apr 2017 The Freshman Bed
22 Apr 2017 WHITE FRAGILITY (Public Reading)
18 Apr 2017 A Night of 10-Minute Plays (First Draft Series)
15 Apr 2017 EASTER WEEKEND (No Reading)
08 Apr 2017 Cultivating Critics of Color: A Panel Discussion (Public)
08 Apr 2017 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
04 Apr 2017 Many Mansions (First Draft Series)
01 Apr 2017 THE HOUSE OF THE NEGRO INSANE (Public Reading)
01 Apr 2017 Screenwriting for Playwrights: Boot Camp Basics
28 Mar 2017 The Yellow Room Murders (First Draft Series)
25 Mar 2017 A WOLF AT EVERY WINDOW (Public Reading)
21 Mar 2017 The Burlesque Anatomy Play (First Draft)
18 Mar 2017 HEADSHOTS (Public Reading)
14 Mar 2017 Boundary Waters (First Draft Series)
11 Mar 2017 BOUNTIFUL GIFTS (Public Reading)
07 Mar 2017 Revenge for Revenge (First Draft Series)
04 Mar 2017 FAY BURNS! (Public Reading)
28 Feb 2017 Serpent Head (First Draft Series)
25 Feb 2017 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Public Reading)
21 Feb 2017 Alterations (First Draft Series)
18 Feb 2017 NAT TURNER: A PROPHET'S SORROW (Public Reading)
14 Feb 2017 Chemistry (First Draft Series)
11 Feb 2017 PANEL DISCUSSION: UNDERSTANDING NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT (Public Reading)
07 Feb 2017 Late to the Riots (First Draft Series)
04 Feb 2017 THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY (Public Reading)
31 Jan 2017 The Poets (First Draft Series)
28 Jan 2017 TUTTEROW FELLOWS SHOWCASE (Public Reading)
24 Jan 2017 That Good Night (First Draft)
23 Jan 2017 Essentials 1: The Core
22 Jan 2017 Writing Musical Theatre: Story Into Song 1
21 Jan 2017 INAUGURATION BLUES (Public Reading)
17 Jan 2017 Network meeting
17 Jan 2017 Launch Pad Writers Group
17 Jan 2017 RAC Writers Group - Tuesday
14 Jan 2017 LORCA IN NEW YORK (Public Reading)
14 Jan 2017 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
07 Jan 2017 WINTER HOLIDAYS (No Reading)
31 Dec 2016 MORE WINTER HOLIDAYS (No Reading)
24 Dec 2016 WINTER HOLIDAYS (No Reading)
17 Dec 2016 WINTER HOLIDAYS (No Reading)
13 Dec 2016 A Night of Ten-Minute Plays (First Draft)
12 Dec 2016 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
10 Dec 2016 MARABAR (Public Reading)
06 Dec 2016 Lights Out in the Bunkhouse (First Draft)
06 Dec 2016 Marketing & Producing your Solo Show or Story Event
03 Dec 2016 GLASS (Public Reading)
29 Nov 2016 Under the Piano (First Draft)
26 Nov 2016 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND (No Reading)
22 Nov 2016 Lockdown (First Draft)
19 Nov 2016 REMEMBER ME (Public Reading)
15 Nov 2016 The Volunteer (First Draft)
12 Nov 2016 TRADE SHOW (Public Reading)
05 Nov 2016 EM 'N' NAM (Public Reading)
29 Oct 2016 THE DISPLACED (Public Reading)
25 Oct 2016 The Secret Garden of Aurora Leigh (First Draft)
24 Oct 2016 Nationwide Reading of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
22 Oct 2016 I CARRY YOUR HEART (Public Reading)
18 Oct 2016 Detroit Blues (First Draft)
16 Oct 2016 Beyond the Canon: Global Celebration of Artists of Color
15 Oct 2016 MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT (Public Reading)
12 Oct 2016 Solo Show and Storytelling Development
12 Oct 2016 Book Release Event
11 Oct 2016 The Hotel Troy (First Draft)
10 Oct 2016 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core
09 Oct 2016 Writing Musical Theatre: The Secret Life of the American Musical
08 Oct 2016 A Town Called Progress (Public Reading)
08 Oct 2016 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
08 Oct 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday
06 Oct 2016 Screenwriting 2.0
06 Oct 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday B
06 Oct 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday A
05 Oct 2016 Developing a Play-in-Progress
04 Oct 2016 Title TBD (First Draft)
04 Oct 2016 Screenwriting 1.0
01 Oct 2016 NEW PAGE: A Day-Long Conference
29 Sep 2016 DEAD CHILDREN
27 Sep 2016 Disruption (First Draft)
24 Sep 2016 THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF THE FIRST FRUITS (Public Reading)
20 Sep 2016 Santa's Last Christmas (First Draft)
17 Sep 2016 NEW RESIDENTS SHOWCASE (Public Reading)
17 Sep 2016 It Happened One Weekend
10 Sep 2016 SOLO SHOW: FROM PAGE TO STAGE (Public Reading)
03 Sep 2016 LABOR DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
27 Aug 2016 THE CROONER (Public Reading)
20 Aug 2016 Party 600 at Clover
20 Aug 2016 The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas (Public Reading)
18 Aug 2016 Marketing Yourself as a Playwright
16 Aug 2016 Many Mansions (First Draft)
13 Aug 2016 Fay Burns! (Public Reading)
13 Aug 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday
11 Aug 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday Evening
09 Aug 2016 An Evening of One-Acts (First Draft)
06 Aug 2016 DANCE FOR BEGINNERS (Public Reading)
02 Aug 2016 The Harp Star (First Draft)
02 Aug 2016 Solo Show & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage
30 Jul 2016 THE PLAY THAT USED TO BE TITLED, '1247 LIKES' DECIDES TO GO DANCING IN A CEMETERY a new play with its own agency
26 Jul 2016 Campaign Forum, 2016 and Black Swan E.M.P. (First Draft)
23 Jul 2016 PANEL: PLAYWRIGHT AS PRODUCER (Public Event)
19 Jul 2016 The Quick Fix (First Draft)
16 Jul 2016 THE LOST BAR MITZVAH SPEECH OF JESUS (Public Reading)
12 Jul 2016 Old and In The Way in the Good Ol' U.S. of A. (First Draft)
09 Jul 2016 THE ACTUARY (Public Reading)
09 Jul 2016 Solo Show & Storytelling Foundations Workshop
09 Jul 2016 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core
05 Jul 2016 The Trial (First Draft)
02 Jul 2016 INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
28 Jun 2016 Los Tequileros (First Draft)
25 Jun 2016 WISDOM FROM EVERYTHING (Public Reading)
25 Jun 2016 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
21 Jun 2016 Tbe Parable of the Peacock (First Draft)
21 Jun 2016 The Blueprint | Building Your Play
20 Jun 2016 Essentials 3: The Journey
18 Jun 2016 A LITTLE BIT NOT NORMAL (Public Reading)
14 Jun 2016 Horizon's Gone (First Draft)
11 Jun 2016 READING CANCELED
11 Jun 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday
09 Jun 2016 Essentials 1: The Core
09 Jun 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday B
09 Jun 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday A
08 Jun 2016 Developing a Play-in-Progress
07 Jun 2016 We Just Met (First Draft)
07 Jun 2016 Screenwriting 1.0
04 Jun 2016 ALICE AND CELIA AND WHATEVER IT TAKES (Public Reading)
31 May 2016 Lady Audley's Secret (First Draft)
28 May 2016 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
23 May 2016 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
21 May 2016 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Public Reading)
14 May 2016 ALL THE DYING VOICES (Public Reading)
07 May 2016 BOUNDARIES (Public Reading)
03 May 2016 Solo Play or Monologue Development Workshop
30 Apr 2016 99% WALDEN (Public Reading)
28 Apr 2016 American Beauty Shop
23 Apr 2016 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
16 Apr 2016 DANCE FOR BEGINNERS (Public Reading)
13 Apr 2016 Dissecting Dialogue
12 Apr 2016 MARVELOUS MADELEINES (First Draft)
09 Apr 2016 FRESHMAN BED (Public Reading)
05 Apr 2016 LAUNCH DAY (First Draft)
02 Apr 2016 NO READING TODAY
29 Mar 2016 LOCK AND DAM (First Draft)
26 Mar 2016 HOPE THE HIPPO (Public Reading)
26 Mar 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday C
26 Mar 2016 Essentials 1: The Core
24 Mar 2016 Screenwriting 2.0
24 Mar 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday B
24 Mar 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday A
23 Mar 2016 Developing a Play-in-Progress
22 Mar 2016 SCATTER THE PIGEONS (First Draft)
22 Mar 2016 Screenwriting 1.0
21 Mar 2016 Writing the 10-Minute Play
20 Mar 2016 Musicals in Process
20 Mar 2016 Story into Song 1
19 Mar 2016 TITLE IX (Public Reading)
15 Mar 2016 ASHES TO ASHES (First Draft)
14 Mar 2016 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core
12 Mar 2016 THERE'S AN OCEAN IN NEBRASKA (Public Reading)
10 Mar 2016 Beautiful Autistic
08 Mar 2016 TWICE, THRICE, FRICE (First Draft)
05 Mar 2016 THE HERO'S WIFE (Public Reading)
05 Mar 2016 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
03 Mar 2016 Beautiful Autistic
01 Mar 2016 LIGHTHOUSE BEACH (First Draft)
27 Feb 2016 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Public Reading)
25 Feb 2016 Beautiful Autistic
23 Feb 2016 IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT (First Draft)
20 Feb 2016 THE LAST SANE MAN (Public Reading)
18 Feb 2016 Beautiful Autistic
16 Feb 2016 TEMPTATION (First Draft)
13 Feb 2016 THROWING RICE (Public Reading)
11 Feb 2016 Beautiful Autistic
09 Feb 2016 PIZZA GUY (First Draft)
06 Feb 2016 FULL DISCLOSURE (Public Reading)
04 Feb 2016 Beautiful Autistic
02 Feb 2016 DEAD WHEN SHE'S AWAKE (First Draft)
30 Jan 2016 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
23 Jan 2016 SPECIAL EVENT: How to Produce and Run Effective Readings of Your Work
23 Jan 2016 Screenwriting 2.0
23 Jan 2016 Writing the Solo Play or Monologue (Malinowski)
23 Jan 2016 Developing a Play-in-Progress (Koon)
23 Jan 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday
23 Jan 2016 Essentials 1: The Core (Edmund)
21 Jan 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday B
21 Jan 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday A
20 Jan 2016 Developing a Play-in-progress (Post)
20 Jan 2016 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core (Formby)
19 Jan 2016 Screenwriting 1.0
17 Jan 2016 Musicals in Process
16 Jan 2016 THE RESISTANCE (Reading)
16 Jan 2016 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp (Formby)
13 Jan 2016 THE HIT MAN AND THE MILF (First Draft)
09 Jan 2016 KOALAS (Reading)
02 Jan 2016 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
26 Dec 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
19 Dec 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
14 Dec 2015 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
12 Dec 2015 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Reading)
05 Dec 2015 THE ARTEESTS (Reading)
28 Nov 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
21 Nov 2015 THE GORILLA KING (Reading)
14 Nov 2015 DOMER (Reading)
07 Nov 2015 POP-UP KID (Reading)
31 Oct 2015 JOHNNY 10-BEER'S DAUGHTERS (Reading)
24 Oct 2015 A COUPLE OF NOBODIES (Reading)
24 Oct 2015 Screenwriting 1.0 (Clarke)
23 Oct 2015 Blue Moon Mystery Ball
17 Oct 2015 GOOD FRIDAY (Reading)
13 Oct 2015 Solo Play or Monologue Development Workshop (Malinowski)
10 Oct 2015 SIR LANCELOT JONES (Reading)
10 Oct 2015 Essentials 1 - Core Skills (Edmund)
10 Oct 2015 Scene Shop | Saturday (Dunne)
10 Oct 2015 Discovering the Soul of Your Story | Online (Rueff)
08 Oct 2015 Essentials 1 - Core Skills (Formby)
08 Oct 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday B (Dunne)
08 Oct 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday A (Dunne)
07 Oct 2015 Developing a Play-in-progress (Post)
05 Oct 2015 Writing the 10-Minute Play (Post)
05 Oct 2015 The Blueprint | Building Your Play (Formby)
04 Oct 2015 Song Lyric Lab (Coons)
04 Oct 2015 Story Into Song 1 (Coons)
03 Oct 2015 MATTHEW THREE HORN (Reading)
03 Oct 2015 Writing the Solo Play or Monologue (Malinowski)
03 Oct 2015 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp (Edmund)
26 Sep 2015 TEN-SECOND DELAY (Reading)
19 Sep 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
12 Sep 2015 FIFTH ANNUAL SCRAPBOOK (Reading)
12 Sep 2015 Making It Active | Tuning In to Verbs (Koon)
10 Sep 2015 Scene Shop - September Swing | Thursday (Dunne)
05 Sep 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
29 Aug 2015 SOLO SHOW: FROM PAGE TO STAGE (Reading)
22 Aug 2015 DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON (Reading)
15 Aug 2015 THE DEFIANT (Reading)
08 Aug 2015 OTHER FAMILIARS (Reading)
04 Aug 2015 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (First Draft)
04 Aug 2015 Solo Show | From Page to Stage (Start)
01 Aug 2015 THE MADRES (Reading)
01 Aug 2015 Weekend Master Class (Start)
28 Jul 2015 THE OTHER MAN (First Draft)
25 Jul 2015 DRINKS WITH JACK (Reading)
25 Jul 2015 It Happened One Weekend (Start)
21 Jul 2015 YOU EVEN RUN LIKE A GOODY GOODY! (First Draft)
19 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #5)
18 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sat #4)
18 Jul 2015 CREEP (Reading)
17 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Fri #4)
16 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Thu #4)
14 Jul 2015 DUTY (First Draft)
12 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #4)
11 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sat #3)
11 Jul 2015 TWELVE (Reading)
10 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Fri #3)
09 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Thu #3)
07 Jul 2015 AN AFTERNOON WITH MY MOTHER (First Draft)
05 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #3)
04 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sat #2)
04 Jul 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
03 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Fri #2)
02 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Thu #2)
02 Jul 2015 The Blueprint | Building Your Play (Start)
30 Jun 2015 A FAMILY PLAY (First Draft)
28 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #2)
28 Jun 2015 Musicals in Process (Start)
27 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sat #1)
27 Jun 2015 KNOCK (Reading)
27 Jun 2015 Screenwriting 1.0 (Start)
27 Jun 2015 Scene Shop | Saturday (Start)
27 Jun 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Woldman (Start)
26 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Fri #1)
25 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Thu #1)
25 Jun 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday B (Start)
25 Jun 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday A (Start)
24 Jun 2015 Developing a Play-in-progress (Start)
23 Jun 2015 THE PASSING (First Draft)
23 Jun 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Edmund (Start)
22 Jun 2015 The Blueprint | Building Your Play (Start)
21 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #1)
21 Jun 2015 Discovering the Soul of Your Story (Online)
20 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Opening #2)
20 Jun 2015 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Reading)
20 Jun 2015 Weekend Workshop | Solo Show (Start)
19 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Opening #1)
18 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Preview #4)
16 Jun 2015 WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE (First Draft)
13 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Preview #3)
13 Jun 2015 NAMELESS AND SHAMELESS (Reading)
12 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Preview #2)
11 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Preview #1)
09 Jun 2015 THE BLACKWELL CLUB (First Draft)
06 Jun 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
02 Jun 2015 WELCOME HOME (First Draft)
30 May 2015 HATH TAKEN AWAY (Reading)
26 May 2015 THE LAST SANE MAN (First Draft)
23 May 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
19 May 2015 THE LOST BAR MITZVAH SPEECH OF JESUS (First Draft)
18 May 2015 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
17 May 2015 MARGARET LEWIS MEMORIAL SERVICE (Special)
16 May 2015 THE RUNNING MATE (Reading)
14 May 2015 BLUE MOON BALL (Gala)
09 May 2015 THE WIDOWS' LEAGUE (Reading)
02 May 2015 YOU MUST ACT NOW (Reading)
26 Apr 2015 Song Lyric Lab (Start)
26 Apr 2015 Story into Song | Level 2 (Start)
18 Apr 2015 HOTLINE (Reading)
16 Apr 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Formby (Start)
12 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #5)
11 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sat #4)
11 Apr 2015 MAKING IT (Reading)
11 Apr 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Woldman (Start)
10 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Fri #4)
09 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Thu #4)
07 Apr 2015 Solo Show | Writing the One-person Play (Start)
05 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #4)
04 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sat #3)
04 Apr 2015 Scene Shop | Saturday (Start)
03 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Fri #3) + Post-show Discussion
02 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Thu #3)
02 Apr 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday B (Start)
02 Apr 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday A (Start)
01 Apr 2015 Developing a Play-in-progress (Start)
01 Apr 2015 Discovering the Soul of Your Story (Online)
30 Mar 2015 Writing the 10-Minute Play (Start)
29 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #3)
28 Mar 2015 GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES (Social)
28 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sat #2)
28 Mar 2015 THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN SMITH (Reading)
27 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Fri #2)
26 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Thu #2)
22 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #2)
21 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sat #1)
21 Mar 2015 Director/Playwright Collaboration Mixer (Start)
21 Mar 2015 ALICE AND CELIA AND WHATEVER IT TAKES (Reading)
20 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Fri #1)
19 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Thu #1)
15 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #1)
14 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Opening #2)
14 Mar 2015 INTERROGATION (Reading)
13 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Opening #1)
12 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Preview #4)
07 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Preview #3)
07 Mar 2015 CIVIL WARS (Reading)
07 Mar 2015 Creating Fire on the Page (Start)
06 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Preview #2)
05 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Preview #1)
28 Feb 2015 THE NEW REPUBLIC (Reading)
21 Feb 2015 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
15 Feb 2015 Instant Play Workshop (First Session)
14 Feb 2015 ROCKS AND SHOALS (Reading)
09 Feb 2015 BLUE JEANS BALL (Social)
07 Feb 2015 KANSAS (Reading)
31 Jan 2015 HURRY SLOWLY (Reading)
29 Jan 2015 Writing the 10-Minute Play (First Session)
28 Jan 2015 Developing a Play-in-progress (First Session)
27 Jan 2015 What's So Funny? Comedy Intensive for Playwrights (First Session)
27 Jan 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Edmund (First Session)
25 Jan 2015 Story into Song [1] (First Session)
25 Jan 2015 Musicals in Process (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 WHOZIT (Reading)
24 Jan 2015 Weekend Workshop: Solo, Monologue & Story (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 Play Development Workshop (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Lewis (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 Scene Shop | Saturday (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 Discovering the Soul of Your Story (Online)
22 Jan 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday B (First Session)
22 Jan 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday A (First Session)
17 Jan 2015 AND EAT IT, TOO (Reading)
10 Jan 2015 NEW RESIDENTS SHOWCASE (Reading)
03 Jan 2015 SATURDAY SERIES HOLIDAY HIATUS
27 Dec 2014 SATURDAY SERIES HOLIDAY HIATUS
20 Dec 2014 SATURDAY SERIES HOLIDAY HIATUS
16 Dec 2014 THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT (First Draft)
15 Dec 2014 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
13 Dec 2014 THE PLAYS ABOUT THE SQUIRRELS (Reading)
09 Dec 2014 SAM'S HEAVY LOAD (First Draft)
06 Dec 2014 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
02 Dec 2014 THE VISIT (First Draft)
29 Nov 2014 NO READING TODAY (Reading)
25 Nov 2014 REGRETS ONLY (First Draft)
22 Nov 2014 ECHO (Reading)
18 Nov 2014 SEA CHANGE (First Draft)
15 Nov 2014 UNTIL DEATH (Reading)
11 Nov 2014 A TOWN CALLED PROGRESS (First Draft)
09 Nov 2014 MEMORIAL FOR MOLLY CAMPBELL
08 Nov 2014 CARDBOARD ALL-STARS (Reading)
04 Nov 2014 THE TRAITOR'S SONG (First Draft)
01 Nov 2014 TWIN SET (Reading)
01 Nov 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: ACTOR-INSPIRED WRITING (First Session)
28 Oct 2014 NOR IRON BARS A CAGE (First Draft)
25 Oct 2014 CYCLIST ATTACKED BY MOUNTAIN LION (Reading)
21 Oct 2014 INSIDE JOKES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS (First Draft)
18 Oct 2014 MOTHER OF EXILES (Reading)
18 Oct 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Lewis - First Session)
14 Oct 2014 FIRST WORDS (First Draft)
14 Oct 2014 FIRST WORDS (First Draft)
13 Oct 2014 MUSICALS IN PROCESS (First Session)
11 Oct 2014 MARGIN OF ERROR (Reading)
11 Oct 2014 SCREENWRITING 1.0 (First Session)
11 Oct 2014 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (First Session)
11 Oct 2014 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (First Session)
09 Oct 2014 ADAPTATION (First Session)
09 Oct 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (First Session)
09 Oct 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (First Session)
08 Oct 2014 THE BLUEPRINT (First Session)
08 Oct 2014 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (First Session)
07 Oct 2014 HAPPY FLOWERS (First Draft)
07 Oct 2014 SOLO SHOW DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (First Session)
07 Oct 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Edmund - First Session)
06 Oct 2014 DISCOVERING THE SOUL OF YOUR STORY (Online Start)
05 Oct 2014 SONG LYRIC LAB (First Session)
04 Oct 2014 FOR HER AS A PIANO (Reading)
30 Sep 2014 A FEW DITTIES (First Draft)
27 Sep 2014 HORRIBLE WEAPONS OF THE FUTURE (Reading)
20 Sep 2014 RED ROCK (Reading)
13 Sep 2014 SUFFER THE LONG NIGHT (Reading)
06 Sep 2014 FOURTH ANNUAL SCRAPBOOK (Reading)
06 Sep 2014 SCRAPBOOK (Reading)
06 Sep 2014 SCENE SHOP - SEPTEMBER SWING | SATURDAY (First Session)
04 Sep 2014 WRITING THE 10-MINUTE PLAY (First Session)
04 Sep 2014 SCENE SHOP - SEPTEMBER SWING | THURSDAY (First Session)
30 Aug 2014 NO EVENT TODAY (Reading)
23 Aug 2014 JOHNNY TEN BEERS’ DAUGHTER (Reading)
23 Aug 2014 IT HAPPENED ONE WEEKEND (First Session)
16 Aug 2014 3rd ANNUAL SOLO SHOWCASE (Reading)
09 Aug 2014 LAKE VIEW ROULETTE (Reading)
02 Aug 2014 THE CORNER OFFICE (Reading)
02 Aug 2014 WEEKEND MASTER CLASS (First Session)
26 Jul 2014 DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON (Reading)
26 Jul 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: SOLO SHOWS & MONOLOGUES, ADVANCED (First Session)
19 Jul 2014 LOVE MONK (Reading)
15 Jul 2014 LOSS, ANGER & JEALOUSY (First Draft)
13 Jul 2014 STORY INTO SONG [1] (First Session)
13 Jul 2014 MUSICALS IN PROCESS (First Session)
12 Jul 2014 UNVEILED (Reading)
08 Jul 2014 VIRGIN SKIN (First Draft)
05 Jul 2014 NO EVENT TODAY (Reading)
01 Jul 2014 HOME IS WHERE (First Draft)
28 Jun 2014 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP - COMEDY (10-Minute Workshop)
24 Jun 2014 THE VISIT (First Draft)
24 Jun 2014 SOLO SHOWS & MONOLOGUES (First Session)
21 Jun 2014 ALL GOOD CHILDREN GO TO HEAVEN (Reading)
21 Jun 2014 SCREENWRITING 1.0 (First Session)
18 Jun 2014 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (First Session)
17 Jun 2014 THREE DITTIES (First Draft)
14 Jun 2014 SOLOS & MONOLOGUES (Reading)
14 Jun 2014 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (First Session)
14 Jun 2014 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (First Session)
14 Jun 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Lewis - First Session)
12 Jun 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (First Session)
12 Jun 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (First Session)
10 Jun 2014 MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND MILLIONS (First Draft)
07 Jun 2014 THE KISS - A Musical (Reading)
06 Jun 2014 BLUE MOON GALA (Gala)
05 Jun 2014 NNPN New Play Exchange (NPX) Launch (Meeting)
03 Jun 2014 FLIGHT OF THE OSTRICH (First Draft)
31 May 2014 ORACLE ROCK (Reading)
27 May 2014 HIGHNESS (First Draft)
24 May 2014 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
20 May 2014 HONEST DISAGREEMENT (First Draft)
19 May 2014 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE (Showcase)
17 May 2014 SCENES FOR A GIRL (Reading)
10 May 2014 SUPER WINNING MADE EASY (Reading)
03 May 2014 NIGHTINGALE (Reading)
26 Apr 2014 GHOST GARDENS (Reading)
19 Apr 2014 BEAUTIFUL AUTISTIC (Reading)
19 Apr 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: THE SHORT PLAY (First Session)
15 Apr 2014 SOLO SHOW (First Session)
12 Apr 2014 BACKSTAGE FORUM - TEACHING PLAYWRITING (Panel)
10 Apr 2014 YOUR MAMA'S PLAY IS SO UGLY (First Session)
09 Apr 2014 THE BLUEPRINT (First Session)
09 Apr 2014 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (First Session)
08 Apr 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Edmund - First Session)
07 Apr 2014 SPRING BLUE JEANS BALL (Social Event)
06 Apr 2014 MUSICALS IN PROGRESS (First Session)
06 Apr 2014 STORY INTO SONG [2] (First Session)
05 Apr 2014 THE ARTEESTS (Reading)
05 Apr 2014 SCREENWRITING 1.0 (First Session)
05 Apr 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Lewis - First Session)
01 Apr 2014 THE NEW REPUBLIC (First Draft)
29 Mar 2014 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
29 Mar 2014 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (First Session)
27 Mar 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (First Session)
27 Mar 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (First Session)
25 Mar 2014 DEATH IN A BEULAH BOX (First Draft)
22 Mar 2014 THERE'S AN OCEAN IN NEBRASKA (Reading)
18 Mar 2014 PILLOW TALKS (First Draft)
15 Mar 2014 MINE AND YOURS (Reading)
11 Mar 2014 AN INTERESTING CASE (First Draft)
09 Mar 2014 THE ROPER (Special Performance)
08 Mar 2014 HILDA AND MAE (Reading)
08 Mar 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: NEW PLAY DRAMATURGY (First Session)
04 Mar 2014 DOOR JAM (First Draft)
01 Mar 2014 THE MECCA TALES (Reading)
01 Mar 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: SOLO SHOW (First Session)
25 Feb 2014 ICE FISHING (First Draft)
22 Feb 2014 MERCHILD (Reading)
18 Feb 2014 RED KITE (First Draft)
15 Feb 2014 FLOATERS (Reading)
11 Feb 2014 HORRIBLE WEAPONS OF THE FUTURE (First Draft)
08 Feb 2014 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
04 Feb 2014 AN ITALIAN FAMILY (First Draft)
03 Feb 2014 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (I) (Class - First Session)
03 Feb 2014 THE BLUEPRINT (Class - First Session)
01 Feb 2014 OAKTON HIGH HOMECOMING DANCE, 1999 (Reading)
01 Feb 2014 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
30 Jan 2014 THE LIVING MOMENT (Class - First Session)
29 Jan 2014 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
28 Jan 2014 4400 HOURS (First Draft)
26 Jan 2014 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - SONG LYRIC LAB (Class - First Session)
25 Jan 2014 WELCOME POTLUCK FOR CINDY JO (Social)
25 Jan 2014 THE SHABBOS GOY (Reading)
25 Jan 2014 SCREENWRITING LAB 1.0 (Class - First Session)
18 Jan 2014 HARDCORE UFOs (Reading)
18 Jan 2014 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (Class - First Session)
18 Jan 2014 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
16 Jan 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (Class - First Session)
16 Jan 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (Class - First Session)
11 Jan 2014 A PLACE IN THE WOODS (Reading)
04 Jan 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR (No Reading)
28 Dec 2013 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (No Reading)
21 Dec 2013 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (No Reading)
17 Dec 2013 THE SESQUICENTENARIAN (First Draft)
16 Dec 2013 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE (Showcase)
14 Dec 2013 PLAYHOUSE (Reading)
10 Dec 2013 THE TRAGEDY OF THESEUS (First Draft)
07 Dec 2013 PUSH BUTTON MURDER (Reading)
03 Dec 2013 SIX SHORT PLAYS (First Draft)
30 Nov 2013 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (No Reading)
26 Nov 2013 MYRA BRADWELL (First Draft)
23 Nov 2013 BURY ME (Reading)
19 Nov 2013 THREE DITTIES (First Draft)
16 Nov 2013 THE NOVICE (Reading)
12 Nov 2013 SOLUTIONS (First Draft)
09 Nov 2013 FREE RADICALS (Reading)
05 Nov 2013 SOUVENIR (First Draft)
02 Nov 2013 THE LAST CADILLAC (Reading)
02 Nov 2013 SOLO SHOW WEEKEND WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
29 Oct 2013 CONFESSIONAL (First Draft)
26 Oct 2013 ST. PAULIE'S DELIGHT (Reading)
26 Oct 2013 WORDPLAY IS FOREPLAY (Class - First Session)
22 Oct 2013 HOUSE ON WOLF LAKE (First Draft)
19 Oct 2013 HELLFIRE (Reading)
15 Oct 2013 HANDYMAN (First Draft)
12 Oct 2013 THE SMALL OF HER BACK (Reading)
12 Oct 2013 SCREENWRITING LAB 1.0 (Class - First Session)
12 Oct 2013 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (Class - First Session)
10 Oct 2013 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (Class - First Session)
10 Oct 2013 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (Class - First Session)
09 Oct 2013 BOARD MEETING
05 Oct 2013 PANEL - WOMEN IN THE LEAD (Panel)
03 Oct 2013 THE LIVING MOMENT: Playwriting as a Present-tense Art Form (Class - First Session)
02 Oct 2013 WRITING WITH ARCHETYPES - Part 2 (Class - First Session)
01 Oct 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
01 Oct 2013 SOLO SHOW DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - Writing the One Person Play (Class - First Session)
30 Sep 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (II) (Class - First Session )
30 Sep 2013 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
29 Sep 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (I) (Class - First Session)
28 Sep 2013 TRADE SHOW (Reading)
28 Sep 2013 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
28 Sep 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
21 Sep 2013 180 DEGREE RULE (Reading)
15 Sep 2013 WEEKEND WORKSHOP - ADAPTION: The Art of Turning Books Into Plays (Class )
14 Sep 2013 ITCH LOVES LOUIE (Reading)
14 Sep 2013 WEEKEND WORKSHOP - ADAPTATION: The Art of Turning Books Into Plays (Class - First Session)
07 Sep 2013 SCRAPBOOK (Reading)
07 Sep 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
05 Sep 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
29 Jul 2013 BLUE JEANS BALL (Fundraiser)
20 Jul 2013 IN SEARCH OF A LOVE SUPREME (Reading)
20 Jul 2013 NETWORK MASTER CLASS - WEEKEND WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
16 Jul 2013 SAPPHIRE STAR (First Draft)
13 Jul 2013 SOLO SHOWCASE (Reading)
11 Jul 2013 MARKETING YOUR PLAY (Class - First Session)
10 Jul 2013 BOARD MEETING
09 Jul 2013 PENUMBRA (First Draft)
06 Jul 2013 NETWORK ORIENTATION
02 Jul 2013 TO THE GREAT EGRESS (First Draft)
29 Jun 2013 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP - COMEDY (Reading)
29 Jun 2013 ADVANCED SOLO WEEKEND - From Page to Stage (Class - First Session)
25 Jun 2013 MYTHOLOGY PLAY (First Draft)
23 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
22 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
22 Jun 2013 ANGRY BLACK WOMAN (Reading)
22 Jun 2013 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
21 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
20 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
18 Jun 2013 TWIST AND SHOUT (First Draft)
18 Jun 2013 SCREENWRITING LAB 2.0 (Class - First Session)
18 Jun 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
17 Jun 2013 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
17 Jun 2013 THE BLUE PRINT (Class - First Session)
16 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
15 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
15 Jun 2013 IN THE EVENT OF CAPTURE (Reading)
15 Jun 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
15 Jun 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
14 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
13 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
13 Jun 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
13 Jun 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
11 Jun 2013 DESTROYING THE QUALITY INN (First Draft)
09 Jun 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (I) (Class - First Session)
09 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
08 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
08 Jun 2013 INVISIBLE THERAPY FOR AN IMPOSSIBLE WORLD (Reading)
07 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
06 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
04 Jun 2013 THE FORGERS (First Draft)
02 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
01 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
01 Jun 2013 IN THE SHADOW OF HIS LANGUAGE (Reading)
31 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
30 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
28 May 2013 SAY GOOD MORNING WITH YOUR TEETH (First Draft)
26 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
25 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Opening)
24 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Opening)
23 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Preview)
22 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Preview)
21 May 2013 TITLE TBA (First Draft #2)
20 May 2013 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE (Showcase)
18 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Preview)
18 May 2013 PARDON MY FRENCH (Reading)
18 May 2013 GALA COMMITTEE MEETING (debrief)
17 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Preview)
16 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Preview)
14 May 2013 TITLE TBA (First Draft #1)
12 May 2013 SHORT PLAY WEEKEND
11 May 2013 THE ROPER (Reading)
11 May 2013 SHORT PLAY WEEKEND (Class- first session)
07 May 2013 NETWORK PLAYWRIGHTS MEETING
04 May 2013 BOY SMALL (Reading)
04 May 2013 NETWORK ORIENTATION
30 Apr 2013 SOLO SHOW - WRITING THE ONE-PERSON PLAY (Class - First Session)
28 Apr 2013 DIRECTING NEW WORK - A Two Day Intensive for Playwrights & Directors (Class - First Session)
28 Apr 2013 Act Your Age!
27 Apr 2013 Act Your Age!
27 Apr 2013 FLOATERS (Reading)
21 Apr 2013 Act Your Age!
21 Apr 2013 MASTER CLASS with LYDIA R. DIAMOND - WEEKEND WORKSHOP
20 Apr 2013 Act Your Age!
20 Apr 2013 AFTER THE BALL: BLUE STORIES FOR A BLUE MOON (Reading)
20 Apr 2013 MASTER CLASS with LYDIA R. DIAMOND - WEEKEND WORKSHOP (First Session)
19 Apr 2013 BLUE MOON BALL (Gala)
16 Apr 2013 Tat-2 (First Draft)
15 Apr 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (I) (Class - First Session)
14 Apr 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - SONG LYRIC LAB (Class - First Session)
13 Apr 2013 BY REASON OF SANITY (Reading)
13 Apr 2013 SCREENWRITING LAB 1.0 (Class - First Session)
13 Apr 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
11 Apr 2013 GALA COMMITTEE MEETING
10 Apr 2013 BOARD MEETING
09 Apr 2013 ENTANGLEMENT (First Draft)
08 Apr 2013 A CABARET OF NEW MUSICAL THEATRE WORKS (Showcase)
08 Apr 2013 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
06 Apr 2013 20TH ANNUAL STUDENT PLAYS (Reading)
06 Apr 2013 NETWORK ORIENTATION
04 Apr 2013 LEARN TO ADAPT: The Art of Turning Books Into Plays (Class - First Session)
03 Apr 2013 THEATRICAL VOODOO: Mastering Magic Realism (Class - First Session)
02 Apr 2013 By Reason of Insanity
02 Apr 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
30 Mar 2013 WETBACK (Reading)
30 Mar 2013 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
30 Mar 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
28 Mar 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
28 Mar 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
26 Mar 2013 THE MIRACLE WALKER (First Draft)
23 Mar 2013 RASHEEDA SPEAKING (Reading)
19 Mar 2013 IDA AND THE BEAR (First Draft)
16 Mar 2013 THE MECCA TALES (Reading)
16 Mar 2013 GALA COMMITTEE MEETING
16 Mar 2013 WEEKEND WORKSHOP- DRAMATURGY (Class - First Session)
12 Mar 2013 PENUMBRA (First Draft)
09 Mar 2013 PROVENANCE (Reading)
05 Mar 2013 GO BOOM (First Draft)
04 Mar 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS
03 Mar 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
02 Mar 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
02 Mar 2013 WHITE AMERICA (Reading)
02 Mar 2013 SOLO SHOW - WRITING THE ONE-PERSON PLAY (Class - First Session)
02 Mar 2013 NETWORK ORIENTATION
01 Mar 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
28 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
27 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
26 Feb 2013 SOMEWHAT DIFFICULT TO PUT INTO WORDS (First Draft)
25 Feb 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS
24 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
23 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
23 Feb 2013 MAY YOU LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES (Reading)
22 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
21 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
20 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
19 Feb 2013 A PERFECT AGE (First Draft)
18 Feb 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS
17 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
16 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
16 Feb 2013 RENOVATIONS (Reading)
16 Feb 2013 GALA COMMITTEE MEETING
15 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
14 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
12 Feb 2013 LINES (First Draft)
11 Feb 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS
10 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
09 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
09 Feb 2013 SMART PEOPLE (Reading)
08 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
08 Feb 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
07 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
06 Feb 2013 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
05 Feb 2013 NETWORK PLAYWRIGHTS MEETING
05 Feb 2013 THEATRICAL VOODOO: Mastering Magic Realism (Class - First Session)
05 Feb 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
04 Feb 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS
03 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Performance)
02 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Opening)
02 Feb 2013 DOUBLE HELIX (Reading)
02 Feb 2013 NETWORK ORIENTATION
01 Feb 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Opening)
31 Jan 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Preview)
28 Jan 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS (Class - First Session)
27 Jan 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (II) (Class - First Session)
26 Jan 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (preview)
26 Jan 2013 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
26 Jan 2013 SCREENWRITING LAB 1.0 (Class - First Session)
26 Jan 2013 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
25 Jan 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (Preview)
24 Jan 2013 SOUTHBRIDGE (preview)
21 Jan 2013 Blue Jeans Ball
19 Jan 2013 REMEMBER ME (Reading)
19 Jan 2013 GALA COMMITTEE MEETING
19 Jan 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
19 Jan 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
17 Jan 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
17 Jan 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
12 Jan 2013 11th Annual Showcase of the New Resident Playwrights (Reading)
09 Jan 2013 BOARD MEETING
05 Jan 2013 NETWORK ORIENTATION
21 Dec 2012 END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!
17 Dec 2012 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE (Showcase)
11 Dec 2012 BY REASON OF SANITY (First Draft)
08 Dec 2012 DEADLINE WORKSHOP Part 2 (Reading)
04 Dec 2012 ANNA O. (First Draft)
01 Dec 2012 DEADLINE WORKSHOP Part 1 (Reading)
01 Dec 2012 NETWORK ORIENTATION
27 Nov 2012 TAT-2 (First Draft)
20 Nov 2012 MOVING (First Draft)
17 Nov 2012 DAMN THE RIVER DEEP (Reading)
14 Nov 2012 BOARD MEETING
13 Nov 2012 HOME (First Draft #5)
10 Nov 2012 BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT (Reading)
10 Nov 2012 WEEKEND WORKSHOP - TRICKS OF THE TRADE (Class - First Session)
03 Nov 2012 WOMEN OF CHOICE (Reading)
03 Nov 2012 NETWORK ORIENTATION
30 Oct 2012 WHO JUST GONE WHO (First Draft)
28 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
27 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
27 Oct 2012 SHOWCASE OF THE NEW SENIOR NETWORK PLAYWRIGHTS (Reading)
26 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
25 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
25 Oct 2012 Fall Happy Hour (social event)
23 Oct 2012 Q AND WHERE THE HELL'S THE A (a longer ditty) (First Draft)
23 Oct 2012 SOLO SHOW - WRITING THE ONE-PERSON PLAY (Class - First Session)
21 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
20 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
20 Oct 2012 AT HIS BEST (Reading)
20 Oct 2012 WORDPLAY IS FOREPLAY (Class - First Session)
19 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
18 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
16 Oct 2012 MEET ME ON THE CEILING (First Draft)
14 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
13 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
13 Oct 2012 NETTA AT NINETY (Reading)
13 Oct 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
12 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
11 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
11 Oct 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
11 Oct 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
09 Oct 2012 AN UNBUILT LIFE (First Draft)
07 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
06 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
06 Oct 2012 AMERICAN HOME (Reading)
05 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
04 Oct 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
03 Oct 2012 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
02 Oct 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
01 Oct 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - SONG LYRIC LAB (Class - First Session)
01 Oct 2012 THE BLUE PRINT (Class - First Session)
30 Sep 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Performance)
30 Sep 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (I) (Class - First Session)
30 Sep 2012 SCREENWRITING LAB 2.0 (Class - First Session)
29 Sep 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Opening)
29 Sep 2012 MERCHILD (Reading)
29 Sep 2012 SCREENWRITING LAB 1.0 (Class - First Session)
29 Sep 2012 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
29 Sep 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
28 Sep 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Opening)
27 Sep 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Preview)
24 Sep 2012 Annual Report Presentation (Showcase)
23 Sep 2012 Annual Report Presentation (Showcase)
22 Sep 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Preview)
22 Sep 2012 ZEPHER (Reading)
21 Sep 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Preview)
20 Sep 2012 FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Preview)
17 Sep 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS (Class - First Session)
15 Sep 2012 BACKSTAGE FORUM (Reading)
15 Sep 2012 SCENE SHOP
13 Sep 2012 SCENE SHOP
13 Sep 2012 SCENE SHOP
12 Sep 2012 BOARD MEETING
10 Sep 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS (Class - First Session)
08 Sep 2012 TOXIC DONUT (Reading)
08 Sep 2012 SCENE SHOP
06 Sep 2012 SCENE SHOP
06 Sep 2012 SCENE SHOP
27 Aug 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS (Class - First Session)
25 Aug 2012 SOLO SHOWCASE (Reading)
25 Aug 2012 SCENE SHOP
23 Aug 2012 SCENE SHOP
23 Aug 2012 SCENE SHOP
18 Aug 2012 THERE'S AN OCEAN IN NEBRASKA (Reading)
18 Aug 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
16 Aug 2012 SCENE SHOP (TClass - First Session)
16 Aug 2012 Intern Variety Show
11 Aug 2012 HUNDRED ACRES (Reading)
06 Aug 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS (Class - First Session)
04 Aug 2012 MOSTLY SUNNY EARLY THEN CLOUDS, RAIN (Reading)
04 Aug 2012 SCENE SHOP
02 Aug 2012 THE BLUE PRINT: Powerful Plays and the Structures That Hold Them
02 Aug 2012 SCENE SHOP
01 Aug 2012 SCENE SHOP
28 Jul 2012 BEATEN (Reading)
28 Jul 2012 SOLO SHOW (II) - From Page to Stage (Class - First Session)
28 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
26 Jul 2012 THE BLUE PRINT: Powerful Plays and the Structures That Hold Them
26 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
25 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
23 Jul 2012 MUSICAL THEATER WRITING: MUSICALS IN PROCESS
21 Jul 2012 BLACULA: YOUNG, BLACK AND UNDEAD (Reading)
21 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
19 Jul 2012 THE BLUE PRINT: Powerful Plays and the Structures That Hold Them
19 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
18 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
17 Jul 2012 THE WELL (First Draft)
16 Jul 2012 MUSICAL THEATER WRITING: MUSICALS IN PROCESS
16 Jul 2012 BLUE JEANS BALL (Fundraiser)
14 Jul 2012 SCRAPBOOK (Staged Reading)
14 Jul 2012 WEEKEND MASTER CLASS (Class - First Session)
14 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
12 Jul 2012 THE BLUE PRINT: Powerful Plays and the Structures That Hold Them
12 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
11 Jul 2012 BOARD MEETING
11 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
10 Jul 2012 10,000 YEARS FROM THE YEAR 2000 (First Draft)
09 Jul 2012 MUSICAL THEATER WRITING: MUSICALS IN PROCESS
07 Jul 2012 CYCLIST ATTACKED BY MOUNTAIN LION (Reading)
07 Jul 2012 SCENE SHOP
02 Jul 2012 MUSICAL THEATER WRITING: MUSICALS IN PROCESS
01 Jul 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Closing)
30 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
30 Jun 2012 YASMINA'S NECKLACE (Reading)
29 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
28 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
28 Jun 2012 THE BLUE PRINT: Powerful Plays and the Structures That Hold Them
28 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP
27 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP
26 Jun 2012 3-WAY MIRROR (First Draft)
25 Jun 2012 MUSICAL THEATER WRITING: MUSICALS IN PROCESS
24 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
23 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
23 Jun 2012 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP - COMEDY (Reading)
23 Jun 2012 WEEKEND WORKSHOP - THINKING LIKE A WRITER (Class - First Session)
23 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP
22 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
21 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
21 Jun 2012 THE BLUE PRINT: Powerful Plays and the Structures that Hold Them (Class - First Session)
21 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP
20 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP
19 Jun 2012 THE LIFE SHE WANTS TO LIVE (First Draft)
18 Jun 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING: MUSICALS-IN-PROCESS (Class - First Session)
17 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
16 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
16 Jun 2012 DEADLINE WORKSHOP - Part II (Reading)
16 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
15 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
14 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
14 Jun 2012 BLUE MOON BALL (Gala)
14 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
13 Jun 2012 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
13 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
12 Jun 2012 BLASPHEMY (First Draft)
12 Jun 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
11 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE (Showcase)
10 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
09 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
09 Jun 2012 DEADLINE WORKSHOP - Part I (Reading)
09 Jun 2012 SOLO SHOW (I) - Writing the One-person Play (Class - First Session)
09 Jun 2012 SCREENWRITING LAB - PART I (Class - First Session)
09 Jun 2012 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
09 Jun 2012 SCENE SHOP
08 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
07 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
05 Jun 2012 ANGEL (First Draft)
03 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Performance)
02 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Opening)
02 Jun 2012 ALL KINDS OF CRAZY (Reading)
02 Jun 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
01 Jun 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Opening)
31 May 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Preview)
30 May 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (II) (Class - First Session)
29 May 2012 AESOP'S FABLE (First Draft)
26 May 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Preview)
25 May 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Preview)
24 May 2012 I Am Going To Change The World (Preview)
22 May 2012 VARIOUS DITTIES (First Draft)
19 May 2012 CODE NAME: CYNTHIA (Reading)
15 May 2012 YONNIE THE AMISH FARMER (First Draft)
12 May 2012 PRODIGAL BROTHERS (Reading)
09 May 2012 BOARD MEETING
08 May 2012 FIRST DRAFT READING #1 (First Draft)
06 May 2012 SELF-PRODUCING FOR PLAYWRIGHTS (Class - First Session)
05 May 2012 EMILY VS. THE EMERALD ASH BEETLE BORER (Reading)
01 May 2012 NETWORK PLAYWRIGHTS MEETING
29 Apr 2012 WORDPLAY IS FOREPLAY (Class - First Session)
28 Apr 2012 YOUR TEACHER IS OUT TODAY (Reading)
25 Apr 2012 INSTANT THEATRE (Showcase)
23 Apr 2012 MUSICAL CABARET (Showcase)
21 Apr 2012 LAMP AND MOTH (Reading)
14 Apr 2012 SEVEN SPOTS ON THE SUN (Reading)
13 Apr 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
12 Apr 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
11 Apr 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
10 Apr 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
07 Apr 2012 THE BEAUTIFUL DARK (Reading)
07 Apr 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
05 Apr 2012 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
04 Apr 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - SONG LYRIC LAB (Class - First Session)
04 Apr 2012 BUILDING CHARACTER (Class - First Session)
03 Apr 2012 TWISTED? (First Draft)
03 Apr 2012 SOLO SHOW - WRITING THE ONE-PERSON PLAY (Class - First Session)
01 Apr 2012 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (II) (Class - First Session)
31 Mar 2012 THE THEATRE SCHOOL OF DePAUL UNIVERSITY (Reading)
31 Mar 2012 SCREENWRITING LAB - PART I (Class - First Session)
31 Mar 2012 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
31 Mar 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
27 Mar 2012 3-WAY MIRROR (First Draft)
24 Mar 2012 THE ART OF DISAPPEARING (Reading)
20 Mar 2012 DELILAH SHOW (First Draft)
17 Mar 2012 AUTONOMY (Reading)
14 Mar 2012 BOARD MEETING
13 Mar 2012 PARTY TIME (First Draft)
10 Mar 2012 REHEARSING "THE CHERRY ORCHARD" (Reading)
06 Mar 2012 SIX DITTIES (First Draft)
03 Mar 2012 THE 10TH ANNUAL SHOWCASE OF THE NEW RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHTS (Reading)
28 Feb 2012 AN AFTERNOON WITH MY MOTHER (First Draft)
26 Feb 2012 HOW TO MARKET YOUR PLAY (Class - First Session)
25 Feb 2012 ANONYMOUS DONOR (Reading)
21 Feb 2012 THE CODEX (First Draft)
18 Feb 2012 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
14 Feb 2012 DON'T CALL ME SHIRLEY (First Draft)
12 Feb 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
11 Feb 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
11 Feb 2012 THE TRANSITIONAL MAN (Reading)
11 Feb 2012 SOLO SHOW - WRITING THE ONE-PERSON PLAY (Class - First Session)
10 Feb 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
09 Feb 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
08 Feb 2012 BOARD MEETING
07 Feb 2012 UNTO DUST (First Draft)
05 Feb 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
04 Feb 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
04 Feb 2012 SOUTHBRIDGE (Reading)
03 Feb 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
02 Feb 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
31 Jan 2012 WHAT I LEARNED AT THE MOVIES (First Draft)
29 Jan 2012 ACTING 101 - FOR PLAYWRIGHTS ONLY (Class - First Session)
29 Jan 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
28 Jan 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
28 Jan 2012 TRUTH BE TOLD (Reading)
28 Jan 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
27 Jan 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
27 Jan 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
26 Jan 2012 BLIZZARD '67 (Performance)
26 Jan 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
25 Jan 2012 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
24 Jan 2012 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
23 Jan 2012