Chicago Dramatists Radio

The Sound & The Journey

Inspiration. Craft. Process.

These interviews, led by Network Director Ean Miles Kessler, span the work of playwrights from across Chicago, examining their process, their artistry, and what sparks their creativity. Join us for a deep dive into the work of some of the most exciting writers today. Hear from them how they write, what they’re fascinated by, and what sustains their practice.

New episodes of The Sound & The Journey Podcast are released on the second Wednesday of very month at 6:30pm CST. Click here to listen. Check us out on iTunes and Spotify, and take a moment to subscribe to our podcast!


Tune in and listen to our latest episode: “The Road That Is Made By Walking: Creating A Space,” Featuring Author Mark Larson

For our next episode Network Director Ean Miles Kessler spoke with Mark Larson, author of Ensemble: An Oral History Of Chicago Theater. Mark shared some of what he learned and discovered about the artists he interviewed for his book, how his own writing process functions, and the importance of creating a space where artists are free to take risks and make fresh discoveries. Tune in Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30pm CST!


Playwrights Aloud

Let’s Make Some Art!

Each month, three 10min. plays by emerging playwrights are selected to be rehearsed and recorded in a single night. Following the recording of the pieces, the playwrights have a talkback discussion about each play led by host Glenn B. Rust. Click here to listen. Click here to learn more about submitting and auditioning.

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Playwrights Aloud College

New Artists, New Works!

Each month, three 10min plays by College playwrights are selected to be rehearsed and recorded in a single night. Following the recording of the pieces, the playwrights have a talkback discussion about each play led by the College branch’s producer. Currently all episodes will be from PWA Columbia College Chicago, and are hosted by Leo Batutis and produced by Caitlin Dooks. Click here to listen.

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