Saturday Series Readings

Our next Saturday Series will be on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2pm, here at the Russ Tutterow Theatre!

We will be presenting our “Steal Like A Playwright Class Showcase” taught by Mickle Maher, Co-Founder of Theater Oobleck.

Over the course of this class, writers explored the underlying mechanics that have made plays tick for the last 2,500 odd years: from Euripides to Shakespeare to Büchner to Caryl Churchill, Susan Lori-Parks, and Annie Baker. Students were encouraged to shamelessly steal those playwrights’ tricks and techniques (if they’re found useful), and employ them in the creation of their own writing. Writers then used what they discovered and implemented them into their own fresh new one act play.

These scripts will be presented at a reading showcasing the students works on December 14th at 2:00pm. The students being presented are listed below. Register to see the showcase for FREE!

Kimberly Dixon-Mays
Cathy Earnest
Marlise Fratinardo
Ean Miles Kessler
Ish Klein
Mary Parisoe
Suzanne Seed
Abhay Shukla
John Williams

Admission is always free, and donations welcome. Check out the facebook event here! Seating is first come first served. To register for your seat click here.

About Saturday Series…

The Saturday Series, our longest-running program, lies at the heart of Chicago Dramatist’ 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 fill out written response sheets and 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.