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    • 10 Sep 2017
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 3
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    Small Screen in Progress
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

    For students who have completed Writing For the Small Screen, this is an extension course for participants to get feedback on their work and get scripts finished.   There will be some discussion about selling, script competitions, and pitch fests, but the main focus will be on the making your script great and finishing it. 

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Start/End Date Sept 10th - Dec 10th
    Time Slot 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Prerequisite Writing for the Small Screen

     

    • 12 Oct 2017
    • 14 Dec 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 1
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    "Scene Shop" Play Development

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

    SOLD OUT!

    Now in its eleventh year at Chicago Dramatists and run by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion  and The Architecture of Story, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced playwrights who are currently working on a play or about to begin one.  Plays developed in the workshop have received numerous readings, productions, and awards locally and around the country, Each weekly session offers a guided script development exercise and the opportunity to hear scene work from home read by professional actors and discussed by the group in a supportive setting. As a result, you don't have to wait until you complete a whole draft of a play to hear your characters off the page and get input from other writers. If you are unable to attend any session, you can always make it up in the other section that week. Selected scenes from the fall and winter Scene Shops will be presented in a staged reading showcase in our theatre in spring 2018.

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Thursdays
    Start/End Date October 12 - December 14
    Time Slot 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    Notes Does not meet Nov 2nd, 23rd, 30th


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 16 Dec 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 1
    "Scene Shop" Play Development

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

    SOLD OUT!

    Now in its eleventh year at Chicago Dramatists and run by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion and The Architecture of Story, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced playwrights who are currently working on a play or about to begin one. Plays developed in the workshop have received numerous readings, productions, and awards locally and around the country. Each weekly session offers a guided script development exercise and the opportunity to hear scene work from home read by professional actors and discussed by the group in a supportive setting. As a result, you don't have to wait until you complete a whole draft of a play to hear your characters off the page and get input from other writers. If you are unable to attend any session, you can always make it up in the other section that week. Selected scenes from the fall and winter Scene Shops will be presented in a staged reading showcase in our theatre in spring 2018.
    Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
    Start/End Date October 14 - December 16
    Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Notes Does not meet on Nov 4th, 25th, or Dec 2nd


    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 0

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    Solo Show & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Arlene Malinowski

    Prerequisite: Any Arlene Malinowski solo class or permission of the instructor.

    This is an ADVANCED-level class designed for actors, storytellers, solo artists, and playwrights who have material written and are ready to take it to the next level. This hands-on workshop will focus on finding your voice, the voice of your story, and refining your performing skills.  A completed play is not necessary; an excerpt or story is welcome.  

    Four  Tuesday classes will be devoted to the writing process and script. One Tuesday class will develop performance skills for the stage.  After the class work is complete, you will be assigned a director for two 90-minute rehearsals to prepare for the public staged reading in Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series on December 9th. You can perform your piece or request that an actor be hired.

    This class offers supportive feedback, structure, and cheerleading. It is designed to serve you and your personal creative goals. We will have big fun!

    Sessions/Weekday 5 Tuesdays, 1 Saturday
    Start/End Date Oct 17th - Nov 21st,  December 9th rehearsal & performance
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:45pm
    Notes There will also be a rehearsal the week before the performance. No class on Halloween.
    P
    rerequisite: Any Arlene Malinowski solo class or permission of the instructor.

    About the Solo Show Track
    The Solo Show track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for writing and performing solo shows and long-form narratives.

    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 14 Jan 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 3
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    Essentials 3: The Journey
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

    Prerequisites: Essentials 1 (or Core Weekend Bootcamp) and Essentials 2.

    Use the core principles of dramatic structure to outline, write, and develop a new full-length play in 10 weeks. This class will kick off with a half-hour, one-on-one meeting with the instructor and then you will bring pages in to the workshop every week. The process will emphasize the play’s journey and structural touch points through writing scenes out of order. Each week you will bring in a piece of the puzzle of your play, resulting in a complete full length at the course’s conclusion. Previous written work will not be allowed.

    Sessions/Weekday 10 Sundays
    Start/End Date October 22nd - Jan 14th
    Time Slot 10am-12pm
    Notes Essentials 1 and Essentials 2 must be taken prior to this course.  No class Nov 26th, Dec 24th, Dec 31st

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

    Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Holiday WEEKEND!

    No reading today.   Have a happy and safe holiday.  See you next week!

    • 28 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    After Hours 

    By Network Playwright, Pat Kelly

    John and Lisa can't get along at work. What chance do they have after hours?

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Zev Valancy

    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!


    • 02 Dec 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Life in a Sandcastle
    By Resident Playwright Alumnus Jayme McGhan 

    Directed by TBA

    Featuring: TBA cast

    Summary to come. 

    About the Saturday Series

    Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.

    All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!

    • 03 Dec 2017
    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 4
    Register

    Screenwriting 1.0 - Online Edition
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

    Have a story idea you think would make a great Hollywood movie? Or a script you have already begun to write?

    This class offers a boot camp into the realities of how Hollywood thinks about screenplays (although this is not a marketing class). Participants will deep dive into some “Ways In,” to bring their ideas to life, such as unearthing that great hook that will cause a producer to shout, “That’s a movie!”

    There is a particular emphasis on the nature of story, and the class will analyze and map out the classic story structure of a screenplay that went on to be made into an Oscar-winning movie.

    There will be ample time allotted to discuss participants’ ideas, scenes, and stories. This class is applicable to any movie genre.

    Where: On-line using Zoom or Google Hangouts. You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting site prior to class. You must have a solid internet connection along with a computer with working speakers so you can hear and a microphone so that the class and instructor can hear you.  A working camera is a bonus, but not 100% necessary. Pdfs will be shared via email or GoogleDocs prior to class, and some scenes will be read during class. You are expected to access class from a quiet place with limited interruptions and distractions. The instructor will contact you in the week before the class to do a "tech check" and make sure everyone can connect.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Sundays
    Dates December 3, 10, 17 & January 7, 14, 21
    Time Slot 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
    Notes

     

    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre


     

    Boundary Waters by Dennis Fisher 

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Tara Branham, Chicago Dramatists' Casting Director

    George and Judith go on a romantic kayak trip in Boundary Waters National Park. Unfortunately they share the trip with George's father's ashes, a hungry bear, thunderstorms, and two artifact hunters fueling by rancid beef jerky and cheap whiskey. The romance somehow gets sidetracked.

    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!


    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Solo Show: From Page to Stage
    Writers include Marilyn Campbell-Lowe, Maya Epstein, Ada Cheng, Maureen Muldoon, Ryan Oliveira, Anne Purky and Sheri Winkelmann

    An afternoon of work-in-progress solo performances developed in Arlene Malinowski’s “From Page to Stage” class, part of the Writer’s Studio at Chicago Dramatists. Over the course, the writers develop their text, are advised by an acting coach, and work with a director to shape and sharpen their piece. This Saturday Series is a presentation of their work.

    About the Saturday Series

    Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.

    All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!

    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 7:30 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE

    The 90-minute showcase features staged readings of selected scenes from plays developed in Scene Shop.

    The program is followed by a pizza and wine reception. All are welcome. Bring friends and family! 

    Seating is first-come, first-served. Pay-what-you-can at the door.

    • 12 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    Stones 

    By Network Playwright, Doug Van Hooser

    Post-Reading Discussion Moderated by Zev Valancy

    Synopsis: Jo and her reformed addict brother meet at their deceased mother's house to clean it out. One secret leads to another secret. An uncle no one has seen for forty-five years shows up and so does someone else.

    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!


    • 16 Dec 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Above the Ceiling

    by Erin Austin (RAC Writers' Group)

    Directed by Jen Poulin, Broken Nose Theatre 

    Featuring: TBA

    Dottie is just another bored housewife before a young man with a sewing-machine crawls through her window. Sex, spanking, and sewing permeate the Milwaukee mansion to propel Dottie and her young lover through their own version of the Roaring ‘20s. Based on a true story, Above the Ceiling explores the consequences of a woman with nothing to call her own, moving a secret lover out of her husband’s factory and into his attic.

    About the Saturday Series

    Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.

    All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.

    We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!

    • 19 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists, Theatre

    Twilight of Humanity

    By James Bruce Smith 

    Moderator: TBD

    This play presents 2 perspectives on a single catastrophe, namely the failure of a large portion of the U.S. electrical grid caused by an accidental war with North Korea. There are 2 sets of actors alternating on different sides of the stage. One side of the stage presents the bureaucratic perspective of four people slowly realizing the immense tragedy they see unfolding, based on various reports they are getting. At first they are concerned with public relations and blame but are eventually overwhelmed by the decisions of who to expend limited resources on and who to let perish. The other side deals with how two couples (plus two relatives) cope with the tragedy in real time and how they lose their grip on reality and humanity as friends die, feral children attack them, and their familiar world disintegrates into chaos. Violence becomes immediate instead of being reported. In the end, they debate their fate and what to do with the bodies.


    About the First Draft Series

    The First Draft Series is an exclusive series of Tuesday-night play readings for and by First Draft Member playwrights. These are private, salon-style readings in which playwrights perform the roles and then discuss the plays in a format similar to that used in the Saturday Series. The discussions are moderated by a Resident Playwright or member of the artistic staff.

    Become a First Draft Member today!


    • 23 Dec 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Holiday WEEKEND!

    No reading today.   Have a happy and safe holiday.  See you next week!

    • 30 Dec 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Holiday WEEKEND!

    No reading today.   Have a happy and safe holiday.  See you next week!

    • 06 Jan 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    Holiday WEEKEND!

    No reading today.   Have a happy and safe holiday.  See you next week!

    • 13 Jan 2018
    • 07 Apr 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 9
    Register

    Writing for the Small Screen: from Network to Streaming
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

    The third Golden Age of Television is upon us. This class is for anyone who has an idea (any genre) that could make a great series, and who wants to learn the crucial basics of how to write it.

    We will study and analyze successful pilots. We will tease out/explore the inherent possibilities in your idea, where it fits in the TV landscape, how to position that idea, what makes great TV characters, visual storytelling, budgetary considerations, proper story structure, and proper formatting. 

    You will leave the workshop with:

    • The makings of a television pilot
    • A better grasp of the language that writers, agents, and producers speak
    January 13, 27, February 10, 24, March 10, 24, April 7
    Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
    Start/End Date January 13th - April 7th
    Time Slot  1:30- 4:30pm  
    Class meets

     

    • 16 Jan 2018
    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 7
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    The RAC (Risk, Access, Community) Writers Group is an eight session weekly writers group for early career playwrights and screenwriters who have studied dramatic writing extensively, have a portfolio, and are looking for structure, community, and accountability. Up to 8 writers will present anywhere from 30-70 pages at least twice during the 8 week session, providing feedback for their cohort and honing their projects. An industry professional (director, literary manager, or dramaturg) will be present for the last 4 sessions to hear the writers' work and offer feedback.

    There is no teacher for this group, and participants are expected to work out a schedule. Staff support is available for this if it's necessary. Hard copies of the script pages for workshop – with enough notice – are included in the fee for the group.

    Sessions/Weekday 8 Tuesdays
    Start/End Date January 16th - March 6th
    Time Slot 11am-2pm
    Notes Writers will be contacted in advance to arrange who will bring pages to the first session.
    • 16 Jan 2018
    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 12
    Register

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Arlene Malinowski

    This three day class is designed for those who want to self produce a solo show, play or story event. From A to Z, we'll be going over:

    • Creating a visible presence in your city 
    • Using website and Facebook advertising 
    • Creating buzz using your blog & Twitter
    • Using creative video blogging 
    • Developing YOU as the product
    • 6 Steps to developing a strategic mailing list
    • Getting groups in the house
    • Building a command center
    • Putting together a Press-Kit & a 50-word blurb
    • How to get Pre-Show Press
    • Writing a Press Release & how to get your work reviewed
    • Getting into festivals and The Fringe
    • The best locations, theaters and alternative spaces
    • Hiring/using a director
    • Working on that last minute push
    • Working with a producer, lighting, tech crew etc
    • Protect your writing
    Sessions/Weekday 3 Tuesdays 
    Start/End Date January 16th - January 30th
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:45pm
    Notes

    About the Solo Show Track
    The Solo Show track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for writing and performing solo shows and long-form narratives.

    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 28 Feb 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 9
    Register

    Acting for Writers
    Instructor:  Resident Playwright Alum John Green

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live inside of a character, speaking the writer’s words? Acting For Writers is an introductory level acting course exploring the basic language and techniques of acting - character, given circumstances, motivation and intent - as they apply to writing a play. Through theatre games, exercises and simple scripts, Resident Playwright/Actor John Green will introduce you to what an actor needs in order to bring a script to life and how to enrich writing for the stage. 

    The course is designed for absolute beginners and experienced actors who want to review the basics as they apply them to writing. 

    John Green taught all levels of acting for twenty years at Act One Studios. He developed Acting for Writers at Chicago Dramatists and has since taught it at as an adjunct at Northwestern University and various work shops here and in Colorado. John's plays have been produced across the US and abroad.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Wednesdays
    Start/End Date  January 17th - February 28th (no class on Feb 14th) 
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes
    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 7
    Register

    The RAC (Risk, Access, Community) Writers Group is a eight session weekly writers group for early career playwrights and screenwriters in who have studied dramatic writing extensively, have a portfolio, and are looking for structure, community, and accountability. Up to 8 writers will present anywhere from 30 pages to a full length piece at least twice during the 8 week session, providing feedback for their cohort, and honing their projects. An industry professional (director, literary manager, or dramaturg) will be present for the last 4 sessions to hear the writers' work and offer feedback.

    There is no teacher for this group, and participants are expected to work out a schedule. Staff support is available for this if it's necessary. Hard copies of the script pages for workshop – with enough notice – are included in the fee for the group.

    Sessions/Weekday 8 Wednesdays
    Start/End Date January 17th - March 7th
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Writers will be contacted in advance to arrange who will bring pages to the first session.
    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 08 Mar 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 7
    Register

    Parent Playwrights Group is an eight session weekly writers group for playwrights and screenwriters who are also the primary caregiver of their kid(s). This group is for writers who have studied dramatic writing extensively,  and are looking for structure, community, and accountability. Up to 8 writers will present anywhere from 30 pages to a full length piece at least twice during the 8 week session, providing feedback for their cohort, and honing their projects. An industry professional (director, literary manager, or dramaturg) will be present for the last 4 sessions to hear the writers' work and offer feedback.

    There is no teacher for this group, and participants are expected to work out a schedule. Staff support is available for this if it's necessary. Hard copies of the script pages for workshop – with enough notice – are available, though digital sharing is encouraged to save trees.

    Sessions/Weekday 8 Thursdays
    Start/End Date January 18th - March 8th
    Time Slot 10:30am - 1:30 pm
    Notes Writers will be contacted in advance to arrange who will bring pages to the first session.
    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 01 Mar 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 10
    Register

    The Blueprint: Building Your Play

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

    This class breaks structure down to the nuts and bolts of writing, introducing you to tools that will help you turn a blank page into a first draft, and successfully assess it for further revisions. You will learn how to raise the stakes for your characters and how to tell a story with twists and turns. You will learn what you need to do to make a scene work, and follow it through to encompass the complete arc of a story.

    This class will take an in-depth look into the dramatic elements of four plays: The Toilet by Amiri Baraka, Top Girls by Caryl Churchill, What of the Night by Maria Irene Fornes, and Top Dog Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks. By examining the building blocks of these plays, participants will create outlines and begin work on their own brand-new, full-length plays.

    NOTE: Participants are asked to obtain the plays on their own prior to class.

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Thursdays
    Start/End Date January 18th - March 1st
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Participants are asked to obtain the plays on their own prior to class.


    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 15 Mar 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 2
    Register

    "Scene Shop" Play Development

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne


    Now in its eleventh year at Chicago Dramatists and run by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion  and The Architecture of Story, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced playwrights who are currently working on a play or about to begin one.  Plays developed in the workshop have received numerous readings, productions, and awards locally and around the country, Each weekly session offers a guided script development exercise and the opportunity to hear scene work from home read by professional actors and discussed by the group in a supportive setting. As a result, you don't have to wait until you complete a whole draft of a play to hear your characters off the page and get input from other writers. If you are unable to attend any session, you can always make it up in the other section that week. Selected scenes from the fall and winter Scene Shops will be presented in a staged reading showcase in our theatre in spring 2018.

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Thursdays
    Start/End Date January 18 - March 15
    Time Slot 6:30 - 9:30 pm
    Notes Does not meet February 1st or March 1st


    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 03 Mar 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Library
    • 7
    Register

    Essentials 1: The Core
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright Marsha Estell

    The first step in our series of classes geared at teaching students the main tools of theatrical storytelling: Essentials 1, 2, and 3. Each course builds on the last, giving playwrights a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their writing technique.   

    In the first of the series, Essentials 1: The Core, students learn the core principles of dramatic writing, such as the major dramatic question, conflict, and rising action. Using these tools as a guide, students write and respond to each other’s work. By mastering dramatic structure, students learn to tell stories that are specifically geared for the stage—stories that keep audience members on the edge of their seats. On the last day of class, actors read students’ work. This class is for beginners and playwrights of all levels who are seeking a foundation for their craft. 

    Note: Either Essentials 1 or Essentials Weekend Bootcamp must be taken as prerequisites for the other Essentials courses—Essentials 2: Strengthen and Essentials 3: The Journey. 


    Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
    Start/End Date 20 Jan 2018 - 03 Mar 2018 (6 sessions) 
    Time Slot 10 am - 1 pm
    Notes No class on 2/17/17.

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

    Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 17 Mar 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Window Room
    • 1
    Register
    "Scene Shop" Play Development

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Will Dunne

    Now in its eleventh year at Chicago Dramatists and run by Will Dunne, author of The Dramatic Writer's Companion and The Architecture of Story, Scene Shop is an ongoing professional resource for experienced playwrights who are currently working on a play or about to begin one. Plays developed in the workshop have received numerous readings, productions, and awards locally and around the country. Each weekly session offers a guided script development exercise and the opportunity to hear scene work from home read by professional actors and discussed by the group in a supportive setting. As a result, you don't have to wait until you complete a whole draft of a play to hear your characters off the page and get input from other writers. If you are unable to attend any session, you can always make it up in the other section that week. Selected scenes from the fall and winter Scene Shops will be presented in a staged reading showcase in our theatre in spring 2018.

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Saturdays
    Start/End Date  January 20th - March 17th
    Time Slot 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Notes Does not meet on February 3rd or March 3rd


    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Library
    • 9
    Register
    Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core                                                    
    Instructor: Resident Playwright Marsha Estell


    Prerequisite: Essentials 1: The Core, Essentials Bootcamp, or permission of instructor.

    The second in our three-class Essentials series, Essentials 2 is about the process rather than the product. You will write a short play every week in order to unleash your creativity and incorporate the core principles taught in Essentials 1 into your writing muscle memory. You will also refine your ability to give and receive notes with your fellow playwrights in a way that helps all of you reach the next level in your development as writers.

    This class will culminate in a public staged reading of students’ short plays, with professional actors and directors, in Chicago Dramatists’ theatre on March 12th at 7:00pm. Students should set aside March 10th and 11th for rehearsal. 

    For the first day of class, bring in a new 4-page scene with a full arc. This scene must have at least one onstage manifestation of choice that is negotiated over throughout the scene. Make sure you think about the core principles when writing this scene.

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Mondays, including a final presentation
    Start/End Date Janaury 22nd - February 26th. Final presentation on March 12th in the theatre.
    Time Slots 6:30pm - 9:30pm


    Notes: Final presentation is Monday, March 12th at 7:00 pm. Students should set aside March 10th and 11th for rehearsal. No class on February 19th.

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

    Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 12 Mar 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 8
    Register

    Launch Pad Writers' Group

    A weekly writers group for playwrights and screenwriters in their 20s who do not have a masters degree in writing but have taken at least one college-level playwriting or screenwriting writing class (or equivalent at Chicago Dramatists). Up to ten writers will share 15-20 pages of their work on alternate weeks, providing feedback and honing their projects. This group is meant to provide structure and community to people who are craving to finish and rework their scripts. There is no teacher for this group, and writers will either facilitate discussions of their own work or trade off with others in the group. Hard copies of the script pages for workshop – with enough notice – are included in the fee for the group.


    Sessions/Weekday 8 Mondays
    Start/End Date January 22nd - March 12th
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Writers will be expected to bring pages to workshop for the first session.
    • 22 Jan 2018
    • 19 Feb 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Library
    • 2
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    Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core  - ON-LINE                                                                   

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby

    Prerequisite: Essentials 1: The Core, Essentials Bootcamp, or permission of instructor.

    The second in our three-class Essentials series, Essentials 2 is about the process rather than the product. You will write a short play every week in order to unleash your creativity and incorporate the core principles taught in Essentials 1 into your writing muscle memory. You will also refine your ability to give and receive notes with your fellow playwrights in a way that helps all of you reach the next level in your development as writers.

    For the first day of class, bring in a new 4-page scene with a full arc. This scene must have at least one onstage manifestation of choice that is negotiated over throughout the scene. Make sure you think about the core principles when writing this scene.


    Where: On-line using Zoom or Google Hangouts. You will receive instructions on how to access the meeting site prior to class. You must have a solid internet connection along with a computer with working speakers so you can hear and a microphone so that the class and instructor can hear you.  A working camera is a bonus, but not 100% necessary. Pdfs will be shared via email or GoogleDocs prior to class, and some scenes will be read during class. You are expected to access class from a quiet place with limited interruptions and distractions. The instructor will contact you in the week before the class to do a "tech check" and make sure everyone can connect.

    Sessions/Weekday 5 Mondays
    Start/End Date January 22nd - February 19th
    Time Slots 7 pm - 9 pm


    Notes:

    About the Essentials Track

    The Essentials track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for their dramatic writing efforts. It consists of three courses:

    • Essentials 1 - The Core
    • Essentials 2 - Strengthening the Core
    • Essentials 3 - The Journey

    Each course is designed to build on its predecessor, thereby providing participants with a holistic view of writing for the stage that will inspire them and elevate their dramatic writing technique.

    Essentials 1 is a prerequisite for Essentials 2, which in turn is a prerequisite for Essentials 3.

    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 14 Mar 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 7
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    Developing a Play-in-Progress

    Instructor: Douglas Post—Founding Member of the Victory Gardens Playwright Ensemble

    This is a workshop for writers who want to develop a script on which they have already begun work. This may include anything from a full-length play to a one-act play to a series of short plays.  The class will explore the skills and qualities of effective dramatic writing by reading and discussing participants' scripts in a supportive and challenging environment, with the goal being to ready their plays for production.  We will pay particular attention to how your play will be received by producers, directors and literary managers.  We will also pay attention to how it will be received by designers and, most importantly, actors.

    NOTE: Writers should bring 11 copies of a 10-page scene from their play to the first session.

    Sessions/Weekday 7 Wednesdays
    Start/End Date January 24 - March 14
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:30pm
    Notes Writers should bring 11 copies of a 10-page scene from their play to the first session.
    • 03 Feb 2018
    • 14 Apr 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists, Library
    • 10
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    Screenwriting 2.0
    Instructor:
    Resident Playwright  Mary Ruth Clarke—Original Screenwriter of Meet the Parents

    Prerequisite:  Screenwriting 1.0

    We will do a structural analysis of a non-RomCom screenplay, and will also address secondary story lines, the beauty of the reversal, titles, and rewrites. There will be ample time allotted for participants to bring in their work in progress.  


    Schedule

    Sessions/Weekday 6 Saturdays
    Start/End Date February 3rd - April 14th
    Timeslot 1:30-4:30pm
    Class meets February 3, 17, March 3, 17, 31, April 14


    • 06 Feb 2018
    • 27 Mar 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Chicago Dramatists
    • 14
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    Solo Show & Storytelling Fundamentals Class

    Instructor: Resident Playwright Arlene Malinowski

    This  class is designed for storytellers, solo artists, actors, stand-ups, and playwrights of all levels- from those who are thinking about writing a one-person play or long form-story to those who are in the final stages of polishing one.

    We will focus on developing the tools and techniques for (1) 

    1. finding your voice and the voice of the story
    2. designing the Story/Solo plot structure;
    3. Techniques to manipulate the storyteller/audience relationship
    4. Character development and writing multiple character scenes; 
    5.  The 14 styles of Solo & Story pieces. 
    6. Creative and nontraditional use of timelines, plot lines, and stories.
    7. Most importantly this workshop will focus on developing your unique style. In class exercises, one on one coaching.  
    This class is designed to serve you and your personal creative goals. We will have big fun!
    Sessions/Weekday 8 Tuesdays
    Start/End Date February 6th to March 27th
    Time Slot 6:30pm - 9:45pm
    Notes

    About the Solo Show Track

    The Solo Show track is designed to provide playwrights with a solid foundation for Storytelling & writing and performing Solo Plays.

    -Fundamentals Class

    -Fundamental Weekend Warrior

    -Development & Works in Progress Class

    -Page to Stage Class

    -Performance skills for Story & Solo (New class!)

    -Marketing and Producing Your Solo show

Past events

21 Nov 2017 No First Draft Series
18 Nov 2017 THE GUEST (Public Reading)
14 Nov 2017 First Draft Series
13 Nov 2017 Lewis Scholarship Fund Benefit
11 Nov 2017 BALLAST (Public Reading)
07 Nov 2017 For California...With Love, Norma Jeane (First Draft Series)
04 Nov 2017 THE WOMAN, THE DOG, AND THE MACHETE (Public Reading)
31 Oct 2017 No Draft Series
28 Oct 2017 BORNE DUST (Public Reading)
24 Oct 2017 Burned (First Draft Series)
21 Oct 2017 NO READING TODAY; RESCHEDULED TO DEC. 16
17 Oct 2017 First Draft Series
14 Oct 2017 SCENE SHOP 10TH ANNIVERSARY PARTY
14 Oct 2017 TAR AND FEATHER (Public Reading)
12 Oct 2017 Benefit Performance: THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO
12 Oct 2017 Essentials 1: The Core On-Line Version
10 Oct 2017 Under the Starz (First Draft Series)
07 Oct 2017 DON'T TRUST TESS! (Public Reading)
07 Oct 2017 Solo Show & Storytelling Foundations Workshop (Weekend Warrior)
03 Oct 2017 Ashes to Ashes (First Draft Series)
02 Oct 2017 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core
30 Sep 2017 Playwright's Preview: THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO
30 Sep 2017 NO READING TODAY!
30 Sep 2017 Essentials 1: The Core
28 Sep 2017 Parent Playwrights Group
26 Sep 2017 How Heaven Works (First Draft Series)
23 Sep 2017 STRAY (Public Reading)
23 Sep 2017 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
21 Sep 2017 RAC Writers Group - Thursday eve
20 Sep 2017 Developing a Play-in-Progress
19 Sep 2017 The Hidden Path (First Draft Series)
16 Sep 2017 LAUNCH DAY (Public Reading)
16 Sep 2017 "Scene Shop" Play Development | Saturday
14 Sep 2017 "Scene Shop" Play Development | Thursday
12 Sep 2017 Dead Guinea Pig (First Draft Series)
09 Sep 2017 NEW PAGE 2017: Playwrights as Producers
06 Sep 2017 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core ON-LINE
05 Sep 2017 No First Draft Series
02 Sep 2017 LABOR DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
29 Aug 2017 Many Mansions (First Draft Series)
26 Aug 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS' PREVIEW (Private Event)
26 Aug 2017 LOOK AT YOU (Public Reading)
22 Aug 2017 A Night of 10-Minute Plays (First Draft Series)
19 Aug 2017 THE IRREGULARS (Public Reading)
15 Aug 2017 First Draft Series
12 Aug 2017 THE FREAKS OF MERCY (Public Reading)
08 Aug 2017 A Night of 10-Minute Plays (First Draft Series)
05 Aug 2017 NO READING TODAY
01 Aug 2017 Monica (This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky) (First Draft Series)
30 Jul 2017 ANNUAL COMPANY PICNIC
25 Jul 2017 Man of the People (First Draft Series)
22 Jul 2017 SOLO SHOW: FROM PAGE TO STAGE (Public Reading)
20 Jul 2017 Essentials 1: The Core On-Line Version
18 Jul 2017 Aaron the Wolf (First Draft Series)
17 Jul 2017 The Blueprint | Building Your Play
16 Jul 2017 Essentials 3: The Journey
15 Jul 2017 OUTSIDE JOB (Public Reading)
11 Jul 2017 The Trial (First Draft Series)
11 Jul 2017 Writing the Political or Social Play
09 Jul 2017 The Rewrite - On-line Version
08 Jul 2017 EXTENDED HOLIDAY WEEK! (No Reading)
05 Jul 2017 Developing a Play-in-Progress
04 Jul 2017 No First Draft Series Reading
01 Jul 2017 INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
27 Jun 2017 The Reality Sisters (First Draft Series)
24 Jun 2017 THE WOMAN, THE DOG, AND THE MACHETE (Public Reading)
24 Jun 2017 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
21 Jun 2017 Writing for the Small Screen: TV and Web Pilot
20 Jun 2017 Lake Luzerne, NY. (First Draft Series)
17 Jun 2017 WHEN THEY CAME (Public Reading)
17 Jun 2017 Screenwriting 1.0
17 Jun 2017 "Scene Shop" Play Development | Saturday (Mornings)
17 Jun 2017 What's So Funny? Weekend Comedy Intensive for Writers and Storytellers
15 Jun 2017 "Scene Shop" Play Development | Thursday B (Evenings)
13 Jun 2017 Something Right (First Draft Series)
10 Jun 2017 Scrapbook (Public Reading)
07 Jun 2017 Solo and Storytelling Development Intensive
06 Jun 2017 D-Town (First Draft Series)
05 Jun 2017 Radio Theatre/Podcast Workshop
03 Jun 2017 NO SATURDAY SERIES
01 Jun 2017 Johnny Ten-Beers' Daughter
31 May 2017 Acting for Writers
30 May 2017 Priceless (First Draft Series)
30 May 2017 Solo Show & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage
27 May 2017 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
23 May 2017 Home Away (First Draft Series)
22 May 2017 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
20 May 2017 PERKUP ELKHORN
19 May 2017 PLAYWRIGHTS' PREVIEW (Private Event)
16 May 2017 Play at Paste (First Draft Series)
13 May 2017 TILIKUM (Public Reading)
09 May 2017 The Crux Family: 33 Years of Life and Death in a Dysfunctional Household (First Draft Series)
06 May 2017 LA ELOTERA
02 May 2017 Beautiful Man (First Draft Series)
29 Apr 2017 The Freshman Bed
22 Apr 2017 WHITE FRAGILITY (Public Reading)
18 Apr 2017 A Night of 10-Minute Plays (First Draft Series)
15 Apr 2017 EASTER WEEKEND (No Reading)
08 Apr 2017 Cultivating Critics of Color: A Panel Discussion (Public)
08 Apr 2017 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
04 Apr 2017 Many Mansions (First Draft Series)
01 Apr 2017 THE HOUSE OF THE NEGRO INSANE (Public Reading)
01 Apr 2017 Screenwriting for Playwrights: Boot Camp Basics
28 Mar 2017 The Yellow Room Murders (First Draft Series)
25 Mar 2017 A WOLF AT EVERY WINDOW (Public Reading)
21 Mar 2017 The Burlesque Anatomy Play (First Draft)
18 Mar 2017 HEADSHOTS (Public Reading)
14 Mar 2017 Boundary Waters (First Draft Series)
11 Mar 2017 BOUNTIFUL GIFTS (Public Reading)
07 Mar 2017 Revenge for Revenge (First Draft Series)
04 Mar 2017 FAY BURNS! (Public Reading)
28 Feb 2017 Serpent Head (First Draft Series)
25 Feb 2017 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Public Reading)
21 Feb 2017 Alterations (First Draft Series)
18 Feb 2017 NAT TURNER: A PROPHET'S SORROW (Public Reading)
14 Feb 2017 Chemistry (First Draft Series)
11 Feb 2017 PANEL DISCUSSION: UNDERSTANDING NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT (Public Reading)
07 Feb 2017 Late to the Riots (First Draft Series)
04 Feb 2017 THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY (Public Reading)
31 Jan 2017 The Poets (First Draft Series)
28 Jan 2017 TUTTEROW FELLOWS SHOWCASE (Public Reading)
24 Jan 2017 That Good Night (First Draft)
23 Jan 2017 Essentials 1: The Core
22 Jan 2017 Writing Musical Theatre: Story Into Song 1
21 Jan 2017 INAUGURATION BLUES (Public Reading)
17 Jan 2017 Network meeting
17 Jan 2017 Launch Pad Writers Group
17 Jan 2017 RAC Writers Group - Tuesday
14 Jan 2017 LORCA IN NEW YORK (Public Reading)
14 Jan 2017 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
07 Jan 2017 WINTER HOLIDAYS (No Reading)
31 Dec 2016 MORE WINTER HOLIDAYS (No Reading)
24 Dec 2016 WINTER HOLIDAYS (No Reading)
17 Dec 2016 WINTER HOLIDAYS (No Reading)
13 Dec 2016 A Night of Ten-Minute Plays (First Draft)
12 Dec 2016 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
10 Dec 2016 MARABAR (Public Reading)
06 Dec 2016 Lights Out in the Bunkhouse (First Draft)
06 Dec 2016 Marketing & Producing your Solo Show or Story Event
03 Dec 2016 GLASS (Public Reading)
29 Nov 2016 Under the Piano (First Draft)
26 Nov 2016 THANKSGIVING WEEKEND (No Reading)
22 Nov 2016 Lockdown (First Draft)
19 Nov 2016 REMEMBER ME (Public Reading)
15 Nov 2016 The Volunteer (First Draft)
12 Nov 2016 TRADE SHOW (Public Reading)
05 Nov 2016 EM 'N' NAM (Public Reading)
29 Oct 2016 THE DISPLACED (Public Reading)
25 Oct 2016 The Secret Garden of Aurora Leigh (First Draft)
24 Oct 2016 Nationwide Reading of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
22 Oct 2016 I CARRY YOUR HEART (Public Reading)
18 Oct 2016 Detroit Blues (First Draft)
16 Oct 2016 Beyond the Canon: Global Celebration of Artists of Color
15 Oct 2016 MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT (Public Reading)
12 Oct 2016 Solo Show and Storytelling Development
12 Oct 2016 Book Release Event
11 Oct 2016 The Hotel Troy (First Draft)
10 Oct 2016 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core
09 Oct 2016 Writing Musical Theatre: The Secret Life of the American Musical
08 Oct 2016 A Town Called Progress (Public Reading)
08 Oct 2016 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
08 Oct 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday
06 Oct 2016 Screenwriting 2.0
06 Oct 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday B
06 Oct 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday A
05 Oct 2016 Developing a Play-in-Progress
04 Oct 2016 Title TBD (First Draft)
04 Oct 2016 Screenwriting 1.0
01 Oct 2016 NEW PAGE: A Day-Long Conference
29 Sep 2016 DEAD CHILDREN
27 Sep 2016 Disruption (First Draft)
24 Sep 2016 THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF THE FIRST FRUITS (Public Reading)
20 Sep 2016 Santa's Last Christmas (First Draft)
17 Sep 2016 NEW RESIDENTS SHOWCASE (Public Reading)
17 Sep 2016 It Happened One Weekend
10 Sep 2016 SOLO SHOW: FROM PAGE TO STAGE (Public Reading)
03 Sep 2016 LABOR DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
27 Aug 2016 THE CROONER (Public Reading)
20 Aug 2016 Party 600 at Clover
20 Aug 2016 The Real Life Adventures of Jimmy de las Rosas (Public Reading)
18 Aug 2016 Marketing Yourself as a Playwright
16 Aug 2016 Many Mansions (First Draft)
13 Aug 2016 Fay Burns! (Public Reading)
13 Aug 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday
11 Aug 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday Evening
09 Aug 2016 An Evening of One-Acts (First Draft)
06 Aug 2016 DANCE FOR BEGINNERS (Public Reading)
02 Aug 2016 The Harp Star (First Draft)
02 Aug 2016 Solo Show & Storytelling Workshop: From Page to Stage
30 Jul 2016 THE PLAY THAT USED TO BE TITLED, '1247 LIKES' DECIDES TO GO DANCING IN A CEMETERY a new play with its own agency
26 Jul 2016 Campaign Forum, 2016 and Black Swan E.M.P. (First Draft)
23 Jul 2016 PANEL: PLAYWRIGHT AS PRODUCER (Public Event)
19 Jul 2016 The Quick Fix (First Draft)
16 Jul 2016 THE LOST BAR MITZVAH SPEECH OF JESUS (Public Reading)
12 Jul 2016 Old and In The Way in the Good Ol' U.S. of A. (First Draft)
09 Jul 2016 THE ACTUARY (Public Reading)
09 Jul 2016 Solo Show & Storytelling Foundations Workshop
09 Jul 2016 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core
05 Jul 2016 The Trial (First Draft)
02 Jul 2016 INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
28 Jun 2016 Los Tequileros (First Draft)
25 Jun 2016 WISDOM FROM EVERYTHING (Public Reading)
25 Jun 2016 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
21 Jun 2016 Tbe Parable of the Peacock (First Draft)
21 Jun 2016 The Blueprint | Building Your Play
20 Jun 2016 Essentials 3: The Journey
18 Jun 2016 A LITTLE BIT NOT NORMAL (Public Reading)
14 Jun 2016 Horizon's Gone (First Draft)
11 Jun 2016 READING CANCELED
11 Jun 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday
09 Jun 2016 Essentials 1: The Core
09 Jun 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday B
09 Jun 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday A
08 Jun 2016 Developing a Play-in-Progress
07 Jun 2016 We Just Met (First Draft)
07 Jun 2016 Screenwriting 1.0
04 Jun 2016 ALICE AND CELIA AND WHATEVER IT TAKES (Public Reading)
31 May 2016 Lady Audley's Secret (First Draft)
28 May 2016 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
23 May 2016 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
21 May 2016 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Public Reading)
14 May 2016 ALL THE DYING VOICES (Public Reading)
07 May 2016 BOUNDARIES (Public Reading)
03 May 2016 Solo Play or Monologue Development Workshop
30 Apr 2016 99% WALDEN (Public Reading)
28 Apr 2016 American Beauty Shop
23 Apr 2016 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
16 Apr 2016 DANCE FOR BEGINNERS (Public Reading)
13 Apr 2016 Dissecting Dialogue
12 Apr 2016 MARVELOUS MADELEINES (First Draft)
09 Apr 2016 FRESHMAN BED (Public Reading)
05 Apr 2016 LAUNCH DAY (First Draft)
02 Apr 2016 NO READING TODAY
29 Mar 2016 LOCK AND DAM (First Draft)
26 Mar 2016 HOPE THE HIPPO (Public Reading)
26 Mar 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday C
26 Mar 2016 Essentials 1: The Core
24 Mar 2016 Screenwriting 2.0
24 Mar 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday B
24 Mar 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday A
23 Mar 2016 Developing a Play-in-Progress
22 Mar 2016 SCATTER THE PIGEONS (First Draft)
22 Mar 2016 Screenwriting 1.0
21 Mar 2016 Writing the 10-Minute Play
20 Mar 2016 Musicals in Process
20 Mar 2016 Story into Song 1
19 Mar 2016 TITLE IX (Public Reading)
15 Mar 2016 ASHES TO ASHES (First Draft)
14 Mar 2016 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core
12 Mar 2016 THERE'S AN OCEAN IN NEBRASKA (Public Reading)
10 Mar 2016 Beautiful Autistic
08 Mar 2016 TWICE, THRICE, FRICE (First Draft)
05 Mar 2016 THE HERO'S WIFE (Public Reading)
05 Mar 2016 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp
03 Mar 2016 Beautiful Autistic
01 Mar 2016 LIGHTHOUSE BEACH (First Draft)
27 Feb 2016 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Public Reading)
25 Feb 2016 Beautiful Autistic
23 Feb 2016 IN THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT (First Draft)
20 Feb 2016 THE LAST SANE MAN (Public Reading)
18 Feb 2016 Beautiful Autistic
16 Feb 2016 TEMPTATION (First Draft)
13 Feb 2016 THROWING RICE (Public Reading)
11 Feb 2016 Beautiful Autistic
09 Feb 2016 PIZZA GUY (First Draft)
06 Feb 2016 FULL DISCLOSURE (Public Reading)
04 Feb 2016 Beautiful Autistic
02 Feb 2016 DEAD WHEN SHE'S AWAKE (First Draft)
30 Jan 2016 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
23 Jan 2016 SPECIAL EVENT: How to Produce and Run Effective Readings of Your Work
23 Jan 2016 Screenwriting 2.0
23 Jan 2016 Writing the Solo Play or Monologue (Malinowski)
23 Jan 2016 Developing a Play-in-Progress (Koon)
23 Jan 2016 Scene Shop | Saturday
23 Jan 2016 Essentials 1: The Core (Edmund)
21 Jan 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday B
21 Jan 2016 Scene Shop | Thursday A
20 Jan 2016 Developing a Play-in-progress (Post)
20 Jan 2016 Essentials 2: Strengthen the Core (Formby)
19 Jan 2016 Screenwriting 1.0
17 Jan 2016 Musicals in Process
16 Jan 2016 THE RESISTANCE (Reading)
16 Jan 2016 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp (Formby)
13 Jan 2016 THE HIT MAN AND THE MILF (First Draft)
09 Jan 2016 KOALAS (Reading)
02 Jan 2016 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
26 Dec 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
19 Dec 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
14 Dec 2015 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
12 Dec 2015 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Reading)
05 Dec 2015 THE ARTEESTS (Reading)
28 Nov 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
21 Nov 2015 THE GORILLA KING (Reading)
14 Nov 2015 DOMER (Reading)
07 Nov 2015 POP-UP KID (Reading)
31 Oct 2015 JOHNNY 10-BEER'S DAUGHTERS (Reading)
24 Oct 2015 A COUPLE OF NOBODIES (Reading)
24 Oct 2015 Screenwriting 1.0 (Clarke)
23 Oct 2015 Blue Moon Mystery Ball
17 Oct 2015 GOOD FRIDAY (Reading)
13 Oct 2015 Solo Play or Monologue Development Workshop (Malinowski)
10 Oct 2015 SIR LANCELOT JONES (Reading)
10 Oct 2015 Essentials 1 - Core Skills (Edmund)
10 Oct 2015 Scene Shop | Saturday (Dunne)
10 Oct 2015 Discovering the Soul of Your Story | Online (Rueff)
08 Oct 2015 Essentials 1 - Core Skills (Formby)
08 Oct 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday B (Dunne)
08 Oct 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday A (Dunne)
07 Oct 2015 Developing a Play-in-progress (Post)
05 Oct 2015 Writing the 10-Minute Play (Post)
05 Oct 2015 The Blueprint | Building Your Play (Formby)
04 Oct 2015 Song Lyric Lab (Coons)
04 Oct 2015 Story Into Song 1 (Coons)
03 Oct 2015 MATTHEW THREE HORN (Reading)
03 Oct 2015 Writing the Solo Play or Monologue (Malinowski)
03 Oct 2015 Essentials Core Weekend Bootcamp (Edmund)
26 Sep 2015 TEN-SECOND DELAY (Reading)
19 Sep 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
12 Sep 2015 FIFTH ANNUAL SCRAPBOOK (Reading)
12 Sep 2015 Making It Active | Tuning In to Verbs (Koon)
10 Sep 2015 Scene Shop - September Swing | Thursday (Dunne)
05 Sep 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
29 Aug 2015 SOLO SHOW: FROM PAGE TO STAGE (Reading)
22 Aug 2015 DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON (Reading)
15 Aug 2015 THE DEFIANT (Reading)
08 Aug 2015 OTHER FAMILIARS (Reading)
04 Aug 2015 ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (First Draft)
04 Aug 2015 Solo Show | From Page to Stage (Start)
01 Aug 2015 THE MADRES (Reading)
01 Aug 2015 Weekend Master Class (Start)
28 Jul 2015 THE OTHER MAN (First Draft)
25 Jul 2015 DRINKS WITH JACK (Reading)
25 Jul 2015 It Happened One Weekend (Start)
21 Jul 2015 YOU EVEN RUN LIKE A GOODY GOODY! (First Draft)
19 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #5)
18 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sat #4)
18 Jul 2015 CREEP (Reading)
17 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Fri #4)
16 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Thu #4)
14 Jul 2015 DUTY (First Draft)
12 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #4)
11 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sat #3)
11 Jul 2015 TWELVE (Reading)
10 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Fri #3)
09 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Thu #3)
07 Jul 2015 AN AFTERNOON WITH MY MOTHER (First Draft)
05 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #3)
04 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sat #2)
04 Jul 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
03 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Fri #2)
02 Jul 2015 A WORK OF ART (Thu #2)
02 Jul 2015 The Blueprint | Building Your Play (Start)
30 Jun 2015 A FAMILY PLAY (First Draft)
28 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #2)
28 Jun 2015 Musicals in Process (Start)
27 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sat #1)
27 Jun 2015 KNOCK (Reading)
27 Jun 2015 Screenwriting 1.0 (Start)
27 Jun 2015 Scene Shop | Saturday (Start)
27 Jun 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Woldman (Start)
26 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Fri #1)
25 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Thu #1)
25 Jun 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday B (Start)
25 Jun 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday A (Start)
24 Jun 2015 Developing a Play-in-progress (Start)
23 Jun 2015 THE PASSING (First Draft)
23 Jun 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Edmund (Start)
22 Jun 2015 The Blueprint | Building Your Play (Start)
21 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Sun #1)
21 Jun 2015 Discovering the Soul of Your Story (Online)
20 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Opening #2)
20 Jun 2015 10-MINUTE PLAY WORKSHOP (Reading)
20 Jun 2015 Weekend Workshop | Solo Show (Start)
19 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Opening #1)
18 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Preview #4)
16 Jun 2015 WHY BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE (First Draft)
13 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Preview #3)
13 Jun 2015 NAMELESS AND SHAMELESS (Reading)
12 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Preview #2)
11 Jun 2015 A WORK OF ART (Preview #1)
09 Jun 2015 THE BLACKWELL CLUB (First Draft)
06 Jun 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
02 Jun 2015 WELCOME HOME (First Draft)
30 May 2015 HATH TAKEN AWAY (Reading)
26 May 2015 THE LAST SANE MAN (First Draft)
23 May 2015 NO SATURDAY SERIES READING
19 May 2015 THE LOST BAR MITZVAH SPEECH OF JESUS (First Draft)
18 May 2015 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
17 May 2015 MARGARET LEWIS MEMORIAL SERVICE (Special)
16 May 2015 THE RUNNING MATE (Reading)
14 May 2015 BLUE MOON BALL (Gala)
09 May 2015 THE WIDOWS' LEAGUE (Reading)
02 May 2015 YOU MUST ACT NOW (Reading)
26 Apr 2015 Song Lyric Lab (Start)
26 Apr 2015 Story into Song | Level 2 (Start)
18 Apr 2015 HOTLINE (Reading)
16 Apr 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Formby (Start)
12 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #5)
11 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sat #4)
11 Apr 2015 MAKING IT (Reading)
11 Apr 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Woldman (Start)
10 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Fri #4)
09 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Thu #4)
07 Apr 2015 Solo Show | Writing the One-person Play (Start)
05 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #4)
04 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sat #3)
04 Apr 2015 Scene Shop | Saturday (Start)
03 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Fri #3) + Post-show Discussion
02 Apr 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Thu #3)
02 Apr 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday B (Start)
02 Apr 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday A (Start)
01 Apr 2015 Developing a Play-in-progress (Start)
01 Apr 2015 Discovering the Soul of Your Story (Online)
30 Mar 2015 Writing the 10-Minute Play (Start)
29 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #3)
28 Mar 2015 GRAVEYARD OF EMPIRES (Social)
28 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sat #2)
28 Mar 2015 THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN SMITH (Reading)
27 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Fri #2)
26 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Thu #2)
22 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #2)
21 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sat #1)
21 Mar 2015 Director/Playwright Collaboration Mixer (Start)
21 Mar 2015 ALICE AND CELIA AND WHATEVER IT TAKES (Reading)
20 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Fri #1)
19 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Thu #1)
15 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Sun #1)
14 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Opening #2)
14 Mar 2015 INTERROGATION (Reading)
13 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Opening #1)
12 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Preview #4)
07 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Preview #3)
07 Mar 2015 CIVIL WARS (Reading)
07 Mar 2015 Creating Fire on the Page (Start)
06 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Preview #2)
05 Mar 2015 THE MECCA TALES (Preview #1)
28 Feb 2015 THE NEW REPUBLIC (Reading)
21 Feb 2015 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
15 Feb 2015 Instant Play Workshop (First Session)
14 Feb 2015 ROCKS AND SHOALS (Reading)
09 Feb 2015 BLUE JEANS BALL (Social)
07 Feb 2015 KANSAS (Reading)
31 Jan 2015 HURRY SLOWLY (Reading)
29 Jan 2015 Writing the 10-Minute Play (First Session)
28 Jan 2015 Developing a Play-in-progress (First Session)
27 Jan 2015 What's So Funny? Comedy Intensive for Playwrights (First Session)
27 Jan 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Edmund (First Session)
25 Jan 2015 Story into Song [1] (First Session)
25 Jan 2015 Musicals in Process (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 WHOZIT (Reading)
24 Jan 2015 Weekend Workshop: Solo, Monologue & Story (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 Play Development Workshop (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 Playwriting Fundamentals | Lewis (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 Scene Shop | Saturday (First Session)
24 Jan 2015 Discovering the Soul of Your Story (Online)
22 Jan 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday B (First Session)
22 Jan 2015 Scene Shop | Thursday A (First Session)
17 Jan 2015 AND EAT IT, TOO (Reading)
10 Jan 2015 NEW RESIDENTS SHOWCASE (Reading)
03 Jan 2015 SATURDAY SERIES HOLIDAY HIATUS
27 Dec 2014 SATURDAY SERIES HOLIDAY HIATUS
20 Dec 2014 SATURDAY SERIES HOLIDAY HIATUS
16 Dec 2014 THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT (First Draft)
15 Dec 2014 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE
13 Dec 2014 THE PLAYS ABOUT THE SQUIRRELS (Reading)
09 Dec 2014 SAM'S HEAVY LOAD (First Draft)
06 Dec 2014 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
02 Dec 2014 THE VISIT (First Draft)
29 Nov 2014 NO READING TODAY (Reading)
25 Nov 2014 REGRETS ONLY (First Draft)
22 Nov 2014 ECHO (Reading)
18 Nov 2014 SEA CHANGE (First Draft)
15 Nov 2014 UNTIL DEATH (Reading)
11 Nov 2014 A TOWN CALLED PROGRESS (First Draft)
09 Nov 2014 MEMORIAL FOR MOLLY CAMPBELL
08 Nov 2014 CARDBOARD ALL-STARS (Reading)
04 Nov 2014 THE TRAITOR'S SONG (First Draft)
01 Nov 2014 TWIN SET (Reading)
01 Nov 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: ACTOR-INSPIRED WRITING (First Session)
28 Oct 2014 NOR IRON BARS A CAGE (First Draft)
25 Oct 2014 CYCLIST ATTACKED BY MOUNTAIN LION (Reading)
21 Oct 2014 INSIDE JOKES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS (First Draft)
18 Oct 2014 MOTHER OF EXILES (Reading)
18 Oct 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Lewis - First Session)
14 Oct 2014 FIRST WORDS (First Draft)
14 Oct 2014 FIRST WORDS (First Draft)
13 Oct 2014 MUSICALS IN PROCESS (First Session)
11 Oct 2014 MARGIN OF ERROR (Reading)
11 Oct 2014 SCREENWRITING 1.0 (First Session)
11 Oct 2014 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (First Session)
11 Oct 2014 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (First Session)
09 Oct 2014 ADAPTATION (First Session)
09 Oct 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (First Session)
09 Oct 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (First Session)
08 Oct 2014 THE BLUEPRINT (First Session)
08 Oct 2014 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (First Session)
07 Oct 2014 HAPPY FLOWERS (First Draft)
07 Oct 2014 SOLO SHOW DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (First Session)
07 Oct 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Edmund - First Session)
06 Oct 2014 DISCOVERING THE SOUL OF YOUR STORY (Online Start)
05 Oct 2014 SONG LYRIC LAB (First Session)
04 Oct 2014 FOR HER AS A PIANO (Reading)
30 Sep 2014 A FEW DITTIES (First Draft)
27 Sep 2014 HORRIBLE WEAPONS OF THE FUTURE (Reading)
20 Sep 2014 RED ROCK (Reading)
13 Sep 2014 SUFFER THE LONG NIGHT (Reading)
06 Sep 2014 FOURTH ANNUAL SCRAPBOOK (Reading)
06 Sep 2014 SCRAPBOOK (Reading)
06 Sep 2014 SCENE SHOP - SEPTEMBER SWING | SATURDAY (First Session)
04 Sep 2014 WRITING THE 10-MINUTE PLAY (First Session)
04 Sep 2014 SCENE SHOP - SEPTEMBER SWING | THURSDAY (First Session)
30 Aug 2014 NO EVENT TODAY (Reading)
23 Aug 2014 JOHNNY TEN BEERS’ DAUGHTER (Reading)
23 Aug 2014 IT HAPPENED ONE WEEKEND (First Session)
16 Aug 2014 3rd ANNUAL SOLO SHOWCASE (Reading)
09 Aug 2014 LAKE VIEW ROULETTE (Reading)
02 Aug 2014 THE CORNER OFFICE (Reading)
02 Aug 2014 WEEKEND MASTER CLASS (First Session)
26 Jul 2014 DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON (Reading)
26 Jul 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: SOLO SHOWS & MONOLOGUES, ADVANCED (First Session)
19 Jul 2014 LOVE MONK (Reading)
15 Jul 2014 LOSS, ANGER & JEALOUSY (First Draft)
13 Jul 2014 STORY INTO SONG [1] (First Session)
13 Jul 2014 MUSICALS IN PROCESS (First Session)
12 Jul 2014 UNVEILED (Reading)
08 Jul 2014 VIRGIN SKIN (First Draft)
05 Jul 2014 NO EVENT TODAY (Reading)
01 Jul 2014 HOME IS WHERE (First Draft)
28 Jun 2014 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP - COMEDY (10-Minute Workshop)
24 Jun 2014 THE VISIT (First Draft)
24 Jun 2014 SOLO SHOWS & MONOLOGUES (First Session)
21 Jun 2014 ALL GOOD CHILDREN GO TO HEAVEN (Reading)
21 Jun 2014 SCREENWRITING 1.0 (First Session)
18 Jun 2014 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (First Session)
17 Jun 2014 THREE DITTIES (First Draft)
14 Jun 2014 SOLOS & MONOLOGUES (Reading)
14 Jun 2014 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (First Session)
14 Jun 2014 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (First Session)
14 Jun 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Lewis - First Session)
12 Jun 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (First Session)
12 Jun 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (First Session)
10 Jun 2014 MILLIONS AND MILLIONS AND MILLIONS (First Draft)
07 Jun 2014 THE KISS - A Musical (Reading)
06 Jun 2014 BLUE MOON GALA (Gala)
05 Jun 2014 NNPN New Play Exchange (NPX) Launch (Meeting)
03 Jun 2014 FLIGHT OF THE OSTRICH (First Draft)
31 May 2014 ORACLE ROCK (Reading)
27 May 2014 HIGHNESS (First Draft)
24 May 2014 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND (No Reading)
20 May 2014 HONEST DISAGREEMENT (First Draft)
19 May 2014 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE (Showcase)
17 May 2014 SCENES FOR A GIRL (Reading)
10 May 2014 SUPER WINNING MADE EASY (Reading)
03 May 2014 NIGHTINGALE (Reading)
26 Apr 2014 GHOST GARDENS (Reading)
19 Apr 2014 BEAUTIFUL AUTISTIC (Reading)
19 Apr 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: THE SHORT PLAY (First Session)
15 Apr 2014 SOLO SHOW (First Session)
12 Apr 2014 BACKSTAGE FORUM - TEACHING PLAYWRITING (Panel)
10 Apr 2014 YOUR MAMA'S PLAY IS SO UGLY (First Session)
09 Apr 2014 THE BLUEPRINT (First Session)
09 Apr 2014 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (First Session)
08 Apr 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Edmund - First Session)
07 Apr 2014 SPRING BLUE JEANS BALL (Social Event)
06 Apr 2014 MUSICALS IN PROGRESS (First Session)
06 Apr 2014 STORY INTO SONG [2] (First Session)
05 Apr 2014 THE ARTEESTS (Reading)
05 Apr 2014 SCREENWRITING 1.0 (First Session)
05 Apr 2014 PLAYWRITING FUNDAMENTALS (Lewis - First Session)
01 Apr 2014 THE NEW REPUBLIC (First Draft)
29 Mar 2014 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
29 Mar 2014 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (First Session)
27 Mar 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (First Session)
27 Mar 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (First Session)
25 Mar 2014 DEATH IN A BEULAH BOX (First Draft)
22 Mar 2014 THERE'S AN OCEAN IN NEBRASKA (Reading)
18 Mar 2014 PILLOW TALKS (First Draft)
15 Mar 2014 MINE AND YOURS (Reading)
11 Mar 2014 AN INTERESTING CASE (First Draft)
09 Mar 2014 THE ROPER (Special Performance)
08 Mar 2014 HILDA AND MAE (Reading)
08 Mar 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: NEW PLAY DRAMATURGY (First Session)
04 Mar 2014 DOOR JAM (First Draft)
01 Mar 2014 THE MECCA TALES (Reading)
01 Mar 2014 WEEKEND WORKSHOP: SOLO SHOW (First Session)
25 Feb 2014 ICE FISHING (First Draft)
22 Feb 2014 MERCHILD (Reading)
18 Feb 2014 RED KITE (First Draft)
15 Feb 2014 FLOATERS (Reading)
11 Feb 2014 HORRIBLE WEAPONS OF THE FUTURE (First Draft)
08 Feb 2014 NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP (Reading)
04 Feb 2014 AN ITALIAN FAMILY (First Draft)
03 Feb 2014 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (I) (Class - First Session)
03 Feb 2014 THE BLUEPRINT (Class - First Session)
01 Feb 2014 OAKTON HIGH HOMECOMING DANCE, 1999 (Reading)
01 Feb 2014 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
30 Jan 2014 THE LIVING MOMENT (Class - First Session)
29 Jan 2014 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
28 Jan 2014 4400 HOURS (First Draft)
26 Jan 2014 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - SONG LYRIC LAB (Class - First Session)
25 Jan 2014 WELCOME POTLUCK FOR CINDY JO (Social)
25 Jan 2014 THE SHABBOS GOY (Reading)
25 Jan 2014 SCREENWRITING LAB 1.0 (Class - First Session)
18 Jan 2014 HARDCORE UFOs (Reading)
18 Jan 2014 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (Class - First Session)
18 Jan 2014 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
16 Jan 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (Class - First Session)
16 Jan 2014 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (Class - First Session)
11 Jan 2014 A PLACE IN THE WOODS (Reading)
04 Jan 2014 HAPPY NEW YEAR (No Reading)
28 Dec 2013 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (No Reading)
21 Dec 2013 HAPPY HOLIDAYS! (No Reading)
17 Dec 2013 THE SESQUICENTENARIAN (First Draft)
16 Dec 2013 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE (Showcase)
14 Dec 2013 PLAYHOUSE (Reading)
10 Dec 2013 THE TRAGEDY OF THESEUS (First Draft)
07 Dec 2013 PUSH BUTTON MURDER (Reading)
03 Dec 2013 SIX SHORT PLAYS (First Draft)
30 Nov 2013 HAPPY THANKSGIVING! (No Reading)
26 Nov 2013 MYRA BRADWELL (First Draft)
23 Nov 2013 BURY ME (Reading)
19 Nov 2013 THREE DITTIES (First Draft)
16 Nov 2013 THE NOVICE (Reading)
12 Nov 2013 SOLUTIONS (First Draft)
09 Nov 2013 FREE RADICALS (Reading)
05 Nov 2013 SOUVENIR (First Draft)
02 Nov 2013 THE LAST CADILLAC (Reading)
02 Nov 2013 SOLO SHOW WEEKEND WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
29 Oct 2013 CONFESSIONAL (First Draft)
26 Oct 2013 ST. PAULIE'S DELIGHT (Reading)
26 Oct 2013 WORDPLAY IS FOREPLAY (Class - First Session)
22 Oct 2013 HOUSE ON WOLF LAKE (First Draft)
19 Oct 2013 HELLFIRE (Reading)
15 Oct 2013 HANDYMAN (First Draft)
12 Oct 2013 THE SMALL OF HER BACK (Reading)
12 Oct 2013 SCREENWRITING LAB 1.0 (Class - First Session)
12 Oct 2013 SCENE SHOP - SATURDAY (Class - First Session)
10 Oct 2013 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY B (Class - First Session)
10 Oct 2013 SCENE SHOP - THURSDAY A (Class - First Session)
09 Oct 2013 BOARD MEETING
05 Oct 2013 PANEL - WOMEN IN THE LEAD (Panel)
03 Oct 2013 THE LIVING MOMENT: Playwriting as a Present-tense Art Form (Class - First Session)
02 Oct 2013 WRITING WITH ARCHETYPES - Part 2 (Class - First Session)
01 Oct 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
01 Oct 2013 SOLO SHOW DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - Writing the One Person Play (Class - First Session)
30 Sep 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (II) (Class - First Session )
30 Sep 2013 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
29 Sep 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (I) (Class - First Session)
28 Sep 2013 TRADE SHOW (Reading)
28 Sep 2013 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
28 Sep 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
21 Sep 2013 180 DEGREE RULE (Reading)
15 Sep 2013 WEEKEND WORKSHOP - ADAPTION: The Art of Turning Books Into Plays (Class )
14 Sep 2013 ITCH LOVES LOUIE (Reading)
14 Sep 2013 WEEKEND WORKSHOP - ADAPTATION: The Art of Turning Books Into Plays (Class - First Session)
07 Sep 2013 SCRAPBOOK (Reading)
07 Sep 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
05 Sep 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
29 Jul 2013 BLUE JEANS BALL (Fundraiser)
20 Jul 2013 IN SEARCH OF A LOVE SUPREME (Reading)
20 Jul 2013 NETWORK MASTER CLASS - WEEKEND WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
16 Jul 2013 SAPPHIRE STAR (First Draft)
13 Jul 2013 SOLO SHOWCASE (Reading)
11 Jul 2013 MARKETING YOUR PLAY (Class - First Session)
10 Jul 2013 BOARD MEETING
09 Jul 2013 PENUMBRA (First Draft)
06 Jul 2013 NETWORK ORIENTATION
02 Jul 2013 TO THE GREAT EGRESS (First Draft)
29 Jun 2013 10-MINUTE WORKSHOP - COMEDY (Reading)
29 Jun 2013 ADVANCED SOLO WEEKEND - From Page to Stage (Class - First Session)
25 Jun 2013 MYTHOLOGY PLAY (First Draft)
23 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
22 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
22 Jun 2013 ANGRY BLACK WOMAN (Reading)
22 Jun 2013 PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP (Class - First Session)
21 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
20 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
18 Jun 2013 TWIST AND SHOUT (First Draft)
18 Jun 2013 SCREENWRITING LAB 2.0 (Class - First Session)
18 Jun 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
17 Jun 2013 DEVELOPING A PLAY-IN-PROGRESS (Class - First Session)
17 Jun 2013 THE BLUE PRINT (Class - First Session)
16 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
15 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
15 Jun 2013 IN THE EVENT OF CAPTURE (Reading)
15 Jun 2013 PLAYWRITING LAB (Class - First Session)
15 Jun 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
14 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
13 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
13 Jun 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
13 Jun 2013 SCENE SHOP (Class - First Session)
11 Jun 2013 DESTROYING THE QUALITY INN (First Draft)
09 Jun 2013 MUSICAL THEATRE WRITING - STORY INTO SONG (I) (Class - First Session)
09 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
08 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
08 Jun 2013 INVISIBLE THERAPY FOR AN IMPOSSIBLE WORLD (Reading)
07 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
06 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
04 Jun 2013 THE FORGERS (First Draft)
02 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
01 Jun 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
01 Jun 2013 IN THE SHADOW OF HIS LANGUAGE (Reading)
31 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
30 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
28 May 2013 SAY GOOD MORNING WITH YOUR TEETH (First Draft)
26 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Performance)
25 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Opening)
24 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Opening)
23 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Preview)
22 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Preview)
21 May 2013 TITLE TBA (First Draft #2)
20 May 2013 SCENE SHOP SHOWCASE (Showcase)
18 May 2013 HOMECOMING 1972 (Preview)
18 May 2013 PARDON MY FRENCH (Reading)
18 May 2013 GALA COMMITTEE MEETING (debrief)
17 May 2013