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Negotiating Your Own Contract (Panel)

  • 17 Feb 2018
  • 2:00 PM
  • Chicago Dramatists


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Panel: Negotiating Your Own Contract

It’s very common for playwrights to get productions or workshop productions before they have representation with an agent.

Literary Agent Samara Harris (Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency), Executive Director of Steppenwolf Theatre David Schmitz, and Regional Dramatists Guild Representative Cheryl Coons will discuss the pitfalls of negotiating contracts, and address the frequent mistakes that playwrights make when trying to do this on their own.

Playwrights will leave with a better sense of how to advocate for themselves.

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!

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