For 34 years, Chicago Dramatists has nurtured plays and playwrights, adding strong new voices to the American stage.
by Robert Koon
In 1972, a soldier returns from Vietnam to his small, Midwestern home town—only to find that his once-mundane world of football, cars and Sunday dinners has turned suddenly strange and threatening.
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...what sets Chicago Dramatists apart as the Midwest nexus for play and playwright development. Our new video, "Chicago Dramatists - The Playwrights' Theatre," features interviews with our playwrights, students, board members, and staff, including Artistic Director Russ Tutterow... who together provide a glimpse of our heart and soul. Watch the video...!