Season Package Deal!

For a limited time, Chicago Dramatists is offering discounted ticket packages for our upcoming world premieres. Don't miss this chance to see both shows for one low price! Find out more...!

Chicago Dramatists

For 36 years Chicago Dramatists has nurtured playwrights, developed new plays, and enriched the national theatre repertory.

We invite you to join us in our ongoing mission to help build the future of American theatre.

The creative home for new and established playwrights
Our 2015 World Premieres!

Join us for two impassioned, provocative plays that will take you on an unforgettable ride of risk and reclamation.

In Memoriam—Marvin Dickman

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our dear friend, supporter, and board member Marvin Dickman, who succumbed to illness on January 19 at the age of 71.

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, friend. Successful accountant, old-time radio enthusiast, and scholar of Jewish history who gave generously of his time on many boards, including ours.

He will be greatly missed.

Blue Jeans Ball—Winter 2015

Join your fellow Chicago Dramatists supporters at the Blue Jeans Ball on Monday, February 9th at the Lagunitas Brewery in Chicago. Featuring the first-ever "Flash Drunk Scene" contest!

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Playwriting Classes

Learn the art and craft of playwriting from seasoned professionals. Whether you're an experienced playwright or just beginning to write for the stage, our classes will develop or enhance your skills in a supportive, positive environment.

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Upcoming Events

31 Jan 2015 2:00 PM • Chicago Dramatists
07 Feb 2015 2:00 PM • Chicago Dramatists
09 Feb 2015 5:30 PM • Lagunitas Brewing Company, 2607 W. 17th Street, Chicago

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Script Lab Play Critiques

Chicago Dramatists is pleased to offer our Script Lab play critiquing services to playwrights at all levels of expertise and experience. All critiques are performed by our Resident playwrights and artistic staff, and each includes insightful advice to help the playwright in the further development of the play.

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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.

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