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Monday Night Drama Series

Time to add more drama to your Monday nights! The Saturday Series, Dramatists’ longest-running program, has moved to Monday nights. This off-night for the theatre industry allows  greater access to in-demand directors, actors, artistic directors, and producers PLUS attracts newer audiences already primed to attend evening performances over afternoons.

The Monday Night Drama Series events will consist of public readings of plays-in-progress from our Resident Playwrights or Alumni as well as other exciting additions, panel discussions, fireside chats with visiting artists, and more! 

Tickets are only $10 or pay what you can at the door*! Upgrade to a $25 ticket and receive a signed copy of that night's script.


Where All of It Is True and None of it is Real by Arlene Malinowski, Resident Playwright 

Whampo" is a TV Reality show described as “Survivor meets Big Brother meets Shark Tank meets Project Runway meets Hunger Games without the killing”. Hope formerly of NPR takes an internship to break into TV under the tutelage of director/producer Thom- (with a TH) who will do anything to make good TV. Four contestants are left to vie for the grand prize- (or could there be a plot twist?) Alliances are forged and broken for short term strategy and long term gain. Whampo is where lies and subterfuge are daily fare, everyone has something to hide and we are reminded that race is not a part of the show. Whampo is a exploration of what people are willing to lose in order to win. 

Mark your calendars for Monday, March 25th at 7:00PM

Upcoming events

*Ticket revenue only covers 10% of the total cost for the Monday Night Series so please consider contributing what you can to help new work get to the stage.


SMALL WORLD by Jillian Leff and Joe Lino (in partnership with The New Colony)
28 Jan 2019 7:00 PM

THE GUEST by Zina Camblin
11 Mar 2019 7:00 PM

Where All of It Is True and None of it is Real by Arlene Malinowski
25 Mar 2019 7:00 PM

15 Apr 2019 7:00 PM

THE VOLUNTEER by Cassandra Rose
20 May 2019 7:00 PM

HIS SHADOW by Loy Webb 
3 Jun 2019 7:00 PM

24 Jun 2019 7:00 PM

29 Jul 2019 7:00 PM

Become a member today to enjoy a variety of exciting benefits designed to bring you closer to our work. From access to tickets to signature events to exclusive invitations for special events plus private mentorship meetings with professional playwrights and script reviews, you will get the very best from Chicago Dramatists!

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