Panel Discussion: Understanding New Play Development
Moderated by CD Artistic Director Meghan Beals
Join us for a Saturday afternoon discussion on the inner workings of new play development. Where does a play begin? How do playwrights go from idea, to script, to production? What does a playwright need from directors and actors? What is an actor’s role in the room? A Director’s? And, if you are interested in new work as a creative or an audience member, how can you get involved?
Panelists will include three Resident Playwrights of Dramatists. Following the panel discussion, audience questions and participation will be encouraged.
This panel discussion is part of Chicago Theatre Week, presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.
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!