NEW PAGE 2017
Chicago Dramatists--the city's center for new play development--will host its second annual day-long conference on new play development.
Designed for new-play theater makers of all kinds, this year's conference will focus on playwrights as producers, and the producer's role in new play development.
The morning panel, "Writing and Producing a Webseries," is moderated by Dr. Aymar Jean Christian (Open TV) and includes panelists Puja Mohindra (Geeta's Guide to Moving On), Mia McCullough (The Haven), Ricardo Gamboa (Brujos) and Cheryl Graeff (It's You).
Breakout sessions include: "Eradicating Premiere-itis," "Playwright Producing Collectives," "Self-Care for Playwrights," and "Playwrights and Dramaturgs as Critics" - as a follow-up to the panel "Cultivating Critics of Color," held at Dramatists last March.
Our afternoon keynote speaker is Nan Barnett, Executive Director of the National New Play Network, an organization which advocates for new work through fellowships and facilitating rolling world premieres amongst its member theatres across the nation.
Full and half-day passes are available, as are boxed lunches, an evening reception and discounted tickets to Jayme McGhan's world premiere Still Dance the Stars, produced by the New Light Theatre Company, in association with Chicago Dramatists.
With forty years of new play development experience, Chicago Dramatists is opening its doors and resources to theater artists to start targeted conversations among us on the craft of playwriting, the support it needs, and the parts we stand to play.
Join us for the whole day or in part. Conference passes range from $30-$60; registration opens on August 5.