The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatist’ new play development mission. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists.
All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed and performed with minimal staging. Admission is free. We draw from Chicago's Equity and Non-Equity acting pool, as well as our long standing group of Artistic Associates, many of whom are award winning directors, actors and designers.
After each reading, audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to participate in a moderated post-reading discussion. We'd love to have you join us at any of our upcoming readings (see below) to witness the emergence of new dramatic works, and to participate in their honing and development.