Saturday Series Readings

Saturday Series Readings are now LIVE at our theater space at 1105 W Chicago!

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Next Reading: March 25th @ 2pm

When Agatha Ganner discovers a mystery in her late husband’s art collection, she also uncovers a dark secret and must decide whether righting a wrong will do more harm than good.  Is doing the right thing always the right thing to do?

Elizabeth DeSchryver’s full-length play, An Unbuilt Life, will have a staged reading at Chicago Dramatists on Saturday, March 25, at 2pm. Attendance is free. Masks required.

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How To Watch

All Saturday Series Readings are free and open to the public.

Live events are held at our theater space, 1105 W Chicago, begin at 2:00 PM, and require both a mask & proof of vaccination to attend.

Online events will be streamed using a private Zoom link or via our public Twitch Channel (

About Saturday Series

The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatists’ new play development mission. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress, but other events include panel discussions and fireside chats with visiting artists. 

All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and performed with minimal staging. Admission is free. We draw from Chicago’s Equity and Non-Equity acting pool, as well as our long-standing group of Artistic Associates, many of whom are award-winning directors, actors, and designers.

After each reading, audience members are invited to participate in a moderated post-reading discussion. We’d love to have you join us at any of our upcoming readings to witness the emergence of new dramatic works and to participate in their honing and development.

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