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and collaborators needed to realize new work and thrive as artists. 

New Play Development. Every day.

The Making of a Modern Folk Hero closes on October 29! 

What happens when a depressed and unemployed  actor hired for a political publicity stunt suddenly goes rogue? 

"A sharply satirical look at the hazards of superstardom; highly recommended!"

-Windy City Times

Tickets available here.

Martín Zimmerman is a multi-ethnic, bilingual playwright and screenwriter. He is currently an Executive Story Editor on Netflix’s Ozark and was a Staff Writer on Netflix’s Narcos.  Martín’s plays include Seven Spots On The SunOn The ExhaleWhite Tie BallThe Making Of A Modern Folk Hero, The Solid Sand Below, and Let Me Count The Ways.  

Develop your craft and expand your network with The Writer's Studio resources!

Our programs are unparalleled. Students and participants work directly with actors and directors, regularly meet industry professionals, receive showcase opportunities and have ongoing, long-term relationships with instructors and artistic staff. 

Resources include:

    • Script reviews
    • Exciting classes on campus and online
    • Table readings
    • Writers' groups
    • First Draft Reading Series membership
    • Exclusive notification of submission opportunities 

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This Week's Saturday Series:

Most Saturdays 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! 

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