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The Writer’s Studio encompasses all script development resources and classes available to the public.  It allows anyone to get involved with the organization from beginners seeking out instruction and guidance to skilled professionals looking for community.

• Check out the new Writer’s Studio options here.

• Find exciting new class offerings here.

• Class Scholarship info can be found here. Scholarship application deadline for Fall classes is August 31st!

New Page 2017 - Playwrights as Producers

Our 2nd Annual Conference on New Play Development

Check out further details here

The M.E.H. Lewis Memorial Fund 

Application Opening August 5th

This fund is in memory of Resident Playwright, M.E.H. Lewis, and is intended to provide funds to assist playwrights with their artistic endeavors. Partial scholarships will be provided toward classes at Chicago Dramatists to further the education of Chicago area writers. The scholarship will cover 75% of the cost. There are also partial scholarships available for our Script Reviews which has a separate application process, please click here to see it. 

Check out eligibility and guidelines HERE

Saturday Series

Every Saturday at 2:00pm, Chicago Dramatists presents a reading of a play-in-progress. Rehearsed and staged minimally, this program is devised for the playwright to hear their play through the bodies of actors, and to experience it in real-time with you, the audience. After each reading, a short discussion is moderated by a member of the artistic staff. Come be a part of new play development! 

Saturday August 19th - The Irregulars by Reginald Edmund (Resident Playwright)

More upcoming readings. 

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