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We need your help!  Share your insights at a Saturday Series reading. Witnessing play development in action is exciting and invigorating, for both the artists and the audience, which is why the Saturday Series is our longest running program. Visit our Saturday Series page for more information on upcoming readings. The post-show discussion is necessary for writers, who are there to learn what is working within their play. Please come and share your thoughts.

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Join us in our mission to nurture extraordinary playwrights with the space, resources, and collaborators needed to realize new work and thrive as artists. Our playwrights bring unheard stories to the stage and build empathy in audiences. Together, we can ensure that future audience members experience a variety of narratives and explore who owns our cultural history. You can support storytelling in Chicago.



The internship program at Chicago Dramatists welcomes new talent every quarter. There are opportunities to in various departments, including artistic, development, marketing, and box office and facilities management. Interns are full-fledged members of our close-knit team. Learn more about the program through our past interns or contact Tanuja Jagernauth for details: tjagernauth [at] chicagodramatists [dot] org. 

Support Chicago Dramatists

Chicago Dramatists is grateful for the generous support of individual donors and foundations to cover over 55% of its programming budget. Contributed income supports our mission to nurture playwrights with the space, resources, and collaborators needed to realize new work and thrive as artists. Your donation provides new play development from the First Draft Series to The Grafting Projects. For further information please contact our Managing Director at (312) 633-0630.

Foundations and Agencies

In addition to our many individual donors, Chicago Dramatists enjoys the generous support of foundations and government agencies.





The Seabury Foundation

James & Edith Spain Foundation

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