First Draft

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, peer-setting, guided by a theater 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, and seating is first come, first served. Donations are welcome.

Due to COVID-19, we have moved all events to Zoom, an online platform.  If you are interested in attending, you may email First Draft Coordinator, Matt Tassell, at mtassell@chicagodramatists.org, to be put on the list. If you are interested in joining the Network Playwright Program, contact Network Director Ean Miles Kessler at ekessler@chicagodramatists.org.



Our next First Draft will be Monday, November 23. Featured will Serenity’s Shore by Network Writer Andy Mayo.

Andy Mayo

About The Play…

Serenity’s Shore:
As directed by a Dispossessed Person, Randall is forced to confront the world he created which turned his mansion into a seaside ruin and his own past machinations which twisted his family’s relationships to ruin. It’s one long nightmare for Randall who finds himself trapped in the ruin of his beach-side mansion, Serenity.

7:00 PM, Monday, November 23, 2020

Online