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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.

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Russ's Memorial - Fond Farewell

On Monday, July 13, colleagues, acquaintances, and friends of former Chicago Dramatists Artistic Director Russ Tutterow gathered at the Goodman Theatre to pay tribute to Russ and the indelible mark that he left on Chicago theatre, new-play development, and the American theatre repertory... and on their lives.

We invite you to add your voice to a recap of the "concert of sharing" to this amazing man. Read more...

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. Read about their latest accomplishments...!

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. Find out more...!

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