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Now in its 37th year of nurturing playwrights, developing new plays, and enriching the national theatre repertory.

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Congratulatons Scott Woldman



Scott Woldman

for receiving the 

Edgerton Foundation New Play Award




Feb 4 to Mar 13

Saturday Series

The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatists play development.  Saturday Series consist of public readings of plays-in-progress. Click here for more information.

Scene Shop Kudos

Since 2007, our Scene Shop playwriting workshop has served as an important resource for the development of new plays and playwrights. We're proud of the many accomplishments of its participants and are pleased to trumpet their writing victories. Read about their latest accomplishments...!

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