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Welcome, Tutterow Fellows!

Join us in welcoming our inaugural class of Tutterow Fellows.

Designed for emerging playwrights, the Tutterow Fellows Program is named after the late Russ Tutterow, the first and long-time Artistic Director of Chicago Dramatists. The program honors Mr. Tutterow’s commitment to identifying and nurturing talent that might not otherwise get the opportunity to grow.

Tutterow Fellows have access to free playwriting classes, monthly roundtable discussions, table readings, mentors, showcases, and formal introductions to the broader Chicago theater community. The fellowships begin in January, 2017. 

Rachel DuBose, Osiris Khepera, Caroline Macon, Derek Lee McPhatter, Cassandra Rose, and Loy A. Webb will be participating in the intense two-year training program. Selected scenes from their work will be read on our stage on January 28, 2017.

We are so pleased to have these talented playwrights at Chicago Dramatists! Learn more about each playwright on the Tutterow Fellows page


Saturday Series

Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists. All plays are directed and rehearsed, but are presented with minimal staging. After each reading, audience members are invited to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

Saturday, January 21
INAUGURATION BLUES
All are invited to join us after for an informal reflection on these short plays and on our own personal experiences and observations of the last year.

Saturday, January 28
TUTTEROW FELLOWS SHOWCASE
Selected scenes from the debut class of our Tutterow Fellows. Reserve your seat here.

More upcoming readings. 

Register for Classes

Each quarter, Chicago Dramatists offers a variety of courses. Spring classes have started, but there are still sessions available.  Visit our upcoming classes page to view a summary of each course along with prices and meeting times. 

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