First Draft, Chicago Dramatists’ bi-monthly meetings of Network Members, stands as a core essential of the Network Playwright Program. Members meet on the second and fourth Monday of every month, where they read and critique one another’s work in a safe environment guided by a theatre professional. Each session, a new full-length play from a member is read for an invited audience. Readings are free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served. Donations are welcome.
Audience members must be logged in to the zoom meeting by 7:00pm CT. We will not be admitting people into First Draft after that time.
Due to COVID-19, we have moved all events to Zoom, an online platform. If you are interested in attending, you may email Network Director, Atlie Gilbert, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to be put on the list. If you are interested in joining the Network Playwright Program please fill out our contact form on the main page.