Chicago Dramatists


Mission Statement

Chicago Dramatists, a not-for-profit organization, 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.


Chicago Dramatists makes every effort to cast appropriately according to the requirements of each play, but due to the shifting nature of actors careers and schedules, as well as CD ensemble needs, we often must rely on age/color/gender blind casting. This is also in the spirit of our development programming – these are workshop readings for the benefit of the playwright as they continue to develop their work.