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Chicago Dramatists Open House

Tap into your creative side.  Join us on Sunday, April 14th and Saturday, May 11th at Chicago Dramatists for our free Open House. Meet your future community of fellow playwrights, screenwriters, lyricists and storytellers. Join us for wine, cheese, and a series of free playwriting workshops. Bring your creativity to life!  

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Meet Our New AD: Carson Becker!

The Board of Directors for Chicago Dramatists is thrilled to announce Carson Grace Becker is Chicago Dramatists's new Artistic Director.

Carson is a playwright, screenwriter, dramaturge and arts educator. She earned a master of fine arts degree in playwriting from the University of Iowa. She taught Playwriting/Screenwriting at the University of Chicago’s Graham School, Columbia College, Roosevelt University and Chicago Dramatists. 

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Write Your Screenplay!

Have a story idea for a great movie? Or a script you’ve begun to write? Take the first step to making your dream a reality with "Screenwriting Essentials 1."  

This six-week class is based on industry insight and success. It teaches the realities of how Hollywood evaluates screenplays, emphasizes visual storytelling, and analyzes and maps out the classic story structure of a screenplay that went on to be made into an Oscar-winning movie.

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