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Saturday Series

The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatists play development. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists.

All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed and rehearsed and are presented with minimal staging. And since the theatre operates under an agreement with Actors' Equity Association, at least half of all roles in the Saturday Series involve union actors—which allows them to use some of the best acting talent in Chicago.

After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion, thereby adding their grist to the mill from which the playwright creates the play. We'd love to have you join us at any of our upcoming readings (see below) to witness the birth of new theatrical works and participate in their rearing.

    • 24 Jun 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    The Woman, the Dog, and the Machete
    By Resident Playwright Dana Lynn Formby, Directed by Steven Wilson

    Twelve jurors decide the fate of a man accused of assault and battery of with a deadly weapon against a woman and her dog. Can these twelve find common ground or will they hang on their verdict. An absurd play where six actresses play the dirty dozen - both male and female.

    Cast includes: Natalie West, Lily Mojekwu, Arti Ishak, Gloria Imseih Petrelli, Aayisha Humphrey, and Katelyn Douglas with stage directions by Esteban Cruz. 

    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!

    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 2:00 PM
    • Chicago Dramatists

    INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND

    No event today.   Have a happy and safe Fourth of July.  

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