Chicago Dramatists


Out the Box Festival – 2022

Experience the magic of free dramatic readings of four new plays in development by world-class playwrights. 

Capacity is limited for readings, so sign up today to ensure your seat!

Masks and vaccination cards are required to attend all readings.


Mission Statement

Chicago Dramatists is an inclusive community dedicated to nurturing dramatic writers at every stage of their evolution. We are committed to dynamic exchange and experimentation, leading to new and innovative works for the American stage and screen.


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