Chicago Dramatists has been offering script evaluation services for decades. In this new iteration -- once your payment and your script have been received -- a theatre professional will read and evaluate your script within the following three weeks, offering a 2-3 page written response to your story. While we try to honor specific reader requests, often they can not be accommodated due to reader scheduling conflicts. We welcome plays, screenplays, and TV pilots.
If you wish to speak further to the reader about this same script, either in person or over the phone, there is an additional charge of $60.
All scripts should be properly formatted and in 12 point font. If you are unsure what the accepted industry formats are for plays, you can look here.
Any scripts exceeding 120 pages will be charged an extra dollar per page. Extremely monologue-heavy plays may also incur an extra fee.
Only .pdfs will be accepted.
If you have a script that you would like feedback on, please fill out this form, and then email a .pdf of your play to email@example.com. Once we check the formatting and confirm the page number on your script, we will send you an invoice. Once the invoice is paid, the clock will start ticking on that 3 week turn-around time.
If you would like a Script Review, but cannot afford it, you can apply for a $75 MEH Lewis Scholarship and reduce the price to $100. To apply please check the box on the form and send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject SCRIPT REVIEW SCHOLARSHIP. You will need to provide a brief explanation of why you want the scholarship (500 word maximum) and a scanned copy of the first page of your most recent tax returns. Six of these scholarships will be given out each year based on need.
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