Solo & Story

Your story, your way.

Register now with our Early Bird Special to get 20% off select classes! Offer ends Sept 30.

Fall Classes at Chicago Dramatists are here and will remain online! Head back to school with us to create your next great work with Chicago Dramatists. We happily accept students from all around the world and invite you stay in with us and create your next great work. Take the leap and join us here at Chicago Dramatists.

Bring your story to the stage. Learn the craft of storytelling and solo work, guided by masters of the from. Lift your voice with panache, grace, and confidence. Have your voice heard.

Choose the class that suits you and click on the class’s name to go to the details page.


Fall Classes

Solo Show & Storytelling: Fire & Ice
7 Tuesdays 6:00pm – 9:00pm CT
Oct 26 – Dec 07
Instructor: Arlene Malinowski

This hands-on workshop is for writers, actors & storytellers at all levels who want to work on the development of a solo show or story for the stage. This can include work at any stage of development from an idea to a finished piece. The class will focus on finding your unique voice and the voice of your story, plot, structure, character development, and techniques to manipulate storyteller/audience relationship.

This class is ideal for students with experience ranging from beginner to advanced.

Summer Classes

Page to Stage: Solo Show & Storytelling (Online)
7 Tuesdays 6:00pm – 9:15pm CST
2 Additional Rehearsals
Aug 17 – Sep 28
Instructor: Arlene Malinowski

This workshop is for actors, storytellers and playwrights who want to work on the development of a one-person show or long-form story and get it on a stage. Each week you have an opportunity to develop material with the goal being to advance to production readiness. You will also have the opportunity to work with an acting coach and director.

This class is ideal for students with experience ranging from beginner to advanced.


Chicago Dramatists Class Fee Policies 

  • If you cancel your registration more than three weeks in advance of the class start date, you will be entitled to either a full refund of your money or a full credit applied to your account for future CD classes. 
  • If you cancel your registration less than than three weeks but more than ten days before the class start date, you will be entitled to a full credit applied to your account (minus a $20 administrative fee). However, there will be no refunds. 
  • If you cancel your registration fewer than ten days but more than three days before the class start date, you will be entitled to 50% of your class fee (minus a $20 administrative fee) applied to your account as a credit. 
  • If you cancel your registration less than three days before the class start date, there is unfortunately neither a credit nor refund option available.
  • Failure to pay fee or arrange payment schedule within 48 hours of registration will result in cancellation of registration.
  • Classes that fail to meet the 50% minimum registrant requirement within 48 hours of class start time will be cancelled. In this case, registrants will receive a 100% refund.
  • Separate discounts cannot be combined.